In addition to renewing The Carrie Diaries and Nikita on Thursday night, The CW also announced that it has picked up four new dramas to series. Dystopian futures, alien romances, Mary Queen of Scots, and teenage superheroes — check out what's coming to The CW next season:
Ninety-seven years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, a spaceship housing the lone human survivors sends 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth to investigate the possibility of re-colonizing the planet. Based on the forthcoming book series, written by Kass Morgan.
Executive Producers: Jason Rothenberg, Leslie Morgenstein, Gina Girolamo, Matt Miller (Chuck)
Cast: Eliza Taylor, Henry Ian Cusick (Lost), Isaiah Washington (Grey's Anatomy), Kelly Hu (Arrow), Eli Goree, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos (Cult), Paige Turco, Thomas McDonell (Suburgatory)
Based on the U.K. series created by Roger Price, the drama tells the story of several young people from around the world who represent the next stage in human evolution, possessing special powers, including the ability to teleport and communicate with each other telepathically. Together they work to defeat the forces of evil.
Executive Producers: Phil Klemmer (Chuck), Greg Berlanti (Arrow), Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries), Danny Cannon (Nikita)
Cast: Robbie Amell (Revenge), Peyton List (Mad Men), Luke Mitchell, Mark Pellegrino, Madeleine Mantock, Aaron Yoo
The previously unknown and untold story of Mary Queen of Scots' rise to power when she arrives in France as a 15-year-old, betrothed to Prince Francis, and with her three best friends as ladies-in-waiting. The secret history of survival at French Court amid fierce foes, dark forces and a world of sexual intrigue.
Executive Producers: Laurie McCarthy (CSI: Miami), Stephanie Sengupta (Outlaw)
Cast: Adelaide Kane (Neighbours), Toby Regbo, Celina Sinden, Jenessa Grant, Megan Follows, Caitlin Stasey, Anna Popplewell, Rossif Sutherland
Star-Crossed (formely Oxygen)
Passion and politics threaten the peace and an epic romance ignites between a human girl (Friday Night Lights' Aimee Teegarden) and an alien boy when he and eight others of his kind (The Orion 9) are integrated into a suburban high school ten years after they and hundreds of others landed on Earth and were immediately consigned to an internment camp where they’ve been imprisoned ever since.
Executive Producers: Meredith Averill (The Good Wife), Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Scott Rosenberg, Richard Shepard, Bryan Furst, Sean Furst, Daniel Gutman
Cast: Aimee Teegarden, Matt Lanter (90210), Malese Jow (The Vampire Diaries), Titus Mankin Jr., Grey Damon, Natalie Hall
The 100, Tomorrow People, Reign, and Star-Crossed join the previously picked up Vampire Diaries spin-off, The Originals.