CW Series Pickups Include Roswell & Charmed Reboots, Originals Spinoff CW Series Pickups Include Roswell & Charmed Reboots, Originals Spinoff
The CW has picked up the Charmed and Roswell reboots as well as All American, Originals spinoff Legacies, and In The Dark CW Series Pickups Include Roswell & Charmed Reboots, Originals Spinoff

The CW has announced their new shows for the 2018-2019 season, and those pickups include the updates of Charmed and Roswell.

The Charmed reboot which was the biggest project to come from the CBS side comes from Jane the Virgin producer Jennie Snyder Urman and is written by Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin. The reboot centers on three sisters in a college town who discover they are witches. Soon, this powerful threesome must stand together to fight the everyday and supernatural battles that all modern witches must face: from vanquishing powerful demons to toppling the patriarchy.

The 2018 Charmed Ones include Melonie Diaz, Madeleine Mantock, and Sarah Jeffery.

Then, from writer Carina Adly MacKenzie and directed by Julie Plec, the new Roswell update is now formally called Roswell, New Mexico and it stars Jeanine Mason as the lead character, Liz Ortecho (“Liz Parker” in the original series, but keeping the name from the original Roswell High books). She’s the daughter of undocumented immigrants, giving the show an “updated for 2018” social relevance, and she’s about to find out that her teenage crush turned police officer is actually an alien who has kept his abilities hidden for his whole life.

Nathan Parsons (The Originals) plays Max, and the show also stars Michael Trevino, Michael Vlamis, Lily Cowles, Tyler Blackburn, and Heather Hemmens.

Next up, Danielle Rose Russell stars in Legacies, the Originals spinoff that continues the story of her character Hope. The ratings and buzz for the final season helped seal the deal for this one. Here’s the official logline for that one:

Continuing the tradition of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and THE ORIGINALS, the story of the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. Klaus Mikaelson’s daughter, 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson; Alaric Saltzman’s twins, Lizzie and Josie Saltzman; and other young adults come of age in the most unconventional way possible, nurtured to be their best selves…in spite of their worst impulses. Will these young witches, vampires and werewolves become the heroes they want to be — or the villains they were born to be?

Additionally, The CW has picked up In The Dark:

A flawed and irreverent blind woman is the only “witness” to the murder of her drug-dealing friend. After the police dismiss her story, she sets out with her dog, Pretzel, to find the killer while also managing her colorful dating life and the job she hates at the guide dog school owned by her overprotective parents.

And All American, a series from Greg Berlanti and April Blair inspired by the life of football player Spencer Paysinger:

When a rising high school football player from South L.A. is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High, the wins, losses and struggles of two families from vastly different worlds — Crenshaw and Beverly Hills — begin to collide.

The CW announces their Fall schedule on Thursday, May 17.


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