The CW has ordered pilots for a “Dynasty” reboot and a new Greg Berlanti-produced action adventure drama called “Searchers,” TheWrap has learned.
The reboot will follow two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children.
The series will be told primarily through the perspectives of two women at odds: Fallon Carrington — daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington — and her soon-to-be stepmother, Cristal — a Hispanic woman marrying into this WASP family and America’s most powerful class.
Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage will write and executive produce the pilot along with Sallie Patrick. Esther and Richard Shapiro, the creators of the original “Dynasty,” will serve as executive producers. CBS TV Studios will produce in association with Fake Empire.
In “Searchers,” ten years after the death of their parents, a pragmatic brother and free spirited sister are forced to team up when they learn that their mother’s terrifying and bizarre stories may be a road map to discovering the great legends, myths and unexplainable mysteries of the world.
Berlanti, the architect of the network’s DC universe, will executive produce the pilot along with Sarah Schechter. “The 100” creator Jason Rothenberg will write and executive produce. Warner Bros. Television will produce in association with Berlanti Productions.
These two pilot orders mark the first by The CW this season.