‘Riverdale’, ‘Transylvania’, ‘No Tomorrow’ & Mars Drama Get CW Pilot Orders
The CW has steadily added comic-based dramas to its slate over the past few years. This season will not be exception, with a pilot order to another high profile project, Archie Comics’ Riverdale, from Greg Berlanti, the producer behind the three DC dramas on the network, Arrow, The Flash and Legends Of Tomorrow. Also officially picked up are dramas Transylvania and untitled Mars project (formerly Colony), which are looking to expand the CW’s high-concept/genre portfolio. Additionally, the network continues its push into hourlong comedy with a pilot order to No Tomorrow, from the Jane The Virgin duo of writer/co-executive producer Corinne Brinkerhoff and executive producer Ben Silverman. They join the pilot orders just given to Kevin Williamson’s paranormal drama and a remake of the sci-fi movie Frequency with a female lead.
While the Big 4 networks have largely stayed away from remakes and big titles in their pilot orders so far this season, CW is betting heavily on projects with recognizable IP, including Riverdale, Frequency and Transylvania. Two of these projects were actually developed at major nets last season, Frequency (NBC) and Riverdale (Fox). Meanwhile, the Mars project was originally developed at the CW two years ago with a different writer.
Victoria Harker - Lead Actress. A private detective from New York whose father went missing. Her search brings her to Transylvania where she discovers he was on the hunt for the illusive Wolf Man. She is a strong, smart and capable woman who can see the deeper meaning hiding within each case.
Marius Rieekan - Mayor in his early 30's. Wants the mysterious cases resolved and doesn't care how it's done. Assigns Lestrade to work with (and learn from) Victoria. He's a charming virtuous man but a shrewd politician when he needs to be.
Godrey Lestrade - Constable Inspector of Transylvania. A non-believing drunk who doesn't buy into the rumors of the locals. He is logical and by-the-books which constantly puts him at odds with the townsfolk and Victoria. He is still new to Transylvania, having only been there for 2 months when Victoria arrives.
Victor Frankenstein - Not yet a doctor. In his early 20's with lots of enthusiasm and ego which masks a hint of rage. He is responsible for the intake of bodies found in Transylvania which he uses in his research.
Coriander - A resident of Transylvania who is at odds with both Marius and Lestrade. She doesn't think Lestrade will last much longer and believes that Marius is harboring her brother Cal. Fluent in Romanian. Deep down she hides a dark secret.
Cal - Coriander's brother. As Victoria searches for her father she discovers Cal hidden in an alleyway with bruises all along his neck. After discovering the secret of his family, he assists Victoria with information about her father.
Father Maltara - King of the Szgany and your worst nightmare. Appears to be within his 60's. He talks with the voice of a devil in languages other then English. Upon encountering Victoria he orders his followers never to harm her. While secretly fearing what he see's within Victoria.