“Identity,” “Jane the Virgin” and “iZombie” join “The Flash” and “Supernatural” spinoff, “Tribes” for series contention at the network
The CW just augmented their pilot slate with orders for two new drama pilots: “Identity” from Fox’s “Sleepy Hollow” producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci; “Jane the Virgin” from “Emily Owens, M.D.” producer Jennie Snyder Urman; and “iZombie” from “Veronica Mars” creator Rob Thomas.
“Identity” hales from CBS Television Studios in association with Kurtzman and Orci’s production company, K.O. Paper Products (“Sleepy Hollow”) with executive producer Heather Kadin and Scripted World’s Rob Golenberg and Alon Aranya. Corinne Brinkerhoff will write and executive produce the project.
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It follows a young woman in need of a transplant who learns she’s related to a powerful family whose son is her only hope for a donor organ. Things get complicated when the CIA approaches her to investigate the family’s involvement in domestic terrorism and to infiltrate their rarified world. Her loyalty, morality and ethics are tested as she’s forced to slowly build a case against the family who saved her life.
“Jane the Virgin” is adapted from the successful Venezuelan telenovela. The project portrays a series of surprising and unforeseen events that cause a hard-working, religious young Latina woman to be accidentally artificially inseminated.
From CBS Television studio, in association with Electus, Urman will executive produce and write. Ben Silverman, Gary Pearl and Jorge Granier will also executive produce.
“iZombie” is cased on the comic book characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, and published by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint. It follows a med student-turned-zombie who takes a job in the coroner’s office to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat to maintain her humanity. But with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories. With the help of her medical examiner boss and a police detective, she solves homicide cases in order to quiet the disturbing voices in her head.
Executive produced and written by Thomas and Diane Ruggiero, “iZombie” hales from Rob Thomas Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Danielle Stokdyk and Dan Etheridge also serve as executive producers.
Thomas is also developing a “Veronica Mars” spinoff for CW’s digital platform, CW Seed.
These projects join previously announced drama pilot, “The Flash,” based on the DC Comics character from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. TV; and “Supernatural” spinoff, “Tribes,” from Eric Kripke, Robert Singer, Jeremy Carver and McG.