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CW gives series orders to "Charmed," "Roswell, New Mexico" and three more dramas – Variety



The CW has given series of five dramas for the 2018-19 season, including restarts of Charmed and Roswell, New Mexico.

Pickups are also "In the Dark," "All American," and "Legacies."

CW's new roster for the upcoming season is once again heavy on fantasy and supernatural themes. "All American" is a departure from the story of a high school football player from South Los Angeles, who is recruited for a school in Beverly Hills. "All American," written by April Blair, adds another show to CW team producer Greg Berlanti, who has shot two CBS drama series pickups today.

The new version of "Charmed," which ran from 1

998 to 2008 on the WB Network and CW, comes from "Jane the Virgin" show runner Jennie Snyder Urman and Jessica O'Toole and Amy Rardin.

"In The Dark", created by Corinne Kingsbury, revolves around a blind woman who is the only one witnessing a murder and sets out to solve the case with the help of her service dog. Legacies, directed by executive producers Julie Plec and Brett Matthews, is a supernatural vehicle for young students at a school for witches, vampires and werewolves.

"Roswell, New Mexico," written by Carina Adly MacKenzie and also produced by Plec, focuses on a woman who discovers that her youthful crush, who became a police officer, is an alien. The two work together to explore its origins, but are embroiled in a violent attack and a long-time government cover-up that points to a greater extraterrestrial presence on Earth. An earlier incarnation of "Roswell," led by Jason Katims, ran on WB Network from 1999-2002.

Here is an overview of CW's pickups:

CHARMED

Logline: After the tragic death of her mother, three sisters in a university town are amazed to discover that they are witches. Soon, this mighty threesome must come together to fight the everyday and supernatural battles that all modern witches must face: from defeating powerful demons to overthrowing patriarchy.

Executive Producers / Writers: Jessica O'Toole & Amy Rardin

Executive Producer / Story by: Jennie Urman

Executive Producers: Brad Silberling (Director), Ben Silverman, Carter Covington

Auspiz: CBS Television Studios Associated with Propagate Content

IN THE DARK

Logline: A flawless and irreverent blind woman is the only "witness" to the murder of her drug dealer. After dismissing her story, the police break up with her dog, Bretzel, to find the killer, while also leading her colorful dating life and the job she hates in the blind dog school of her overprotective parents.

EP / W: Corinne Kingsbury

EPs: Ben Stiller, Jackie Cohn, Nicky Weinstock, Emily Fox (Red Hour Films)

Director / EP: Michael Showalter

Auspices: CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros Television in Collaboration with Red Hour Movies

ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO

Logline: Reluctantly returning to her hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, the daughter of undocumented immigrants discovers a shocking truth about her teenager, who is now a police officer He is an alien who has kept his supernatural abilities secret all his life. She protects his secret as the two reunite and examine his origins, but when a violent attack and a long-lasting government cover-up point to a greater extraterrestrial presence on Earth, the policy of fear and hatred threatens to suspend him destroy deepening romance.

Executive Producer / Author: Carina Adly MacKenzie

Executive Producers: Brett Matthews, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank (Amblin Television); Lawrence Bender, Kevin Kelly Brown

Executive Producer / Director: Julie Plec

Based on the Roswell High book series by Melinda Metz

Auspices: Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios in collaboration with Amblin Television and Bender Brown Productions

ALL AMERICAN

Logline: As an aspiring high school football player from South LA is recruited for Beverly Hills High, two families from different worlds – Crenshaw and Beverly Hills – start, lose and fight collide. Inspired by the life of professional footballer Spencer Paysinger.

Executive Producer / Author: April Blair

executive producers: Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter

producer / producer: Rob Hardy

producer: Robbie Rogers

19659012] director: Dane Morck

Auspices: Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios in conjunction with Berlanti Productions

LEGACIES

Continuing the tradition of the Vampire Diaries and the Originals, the story of the next generation of supernatural beings in 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 grow up in the most unconventional way to be their best self … despite their worst impulses. Will these young witches, vampires and werewolves become the heroes they want to be – or the villains to whom they were born?

Executive Producer / Producer: Julie Plec, Brett Matthews

Executive Producers: Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo [19659012] Auspices: Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, in association with My So-Called Television and Alloy Entertainment [19659041]
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