Reign, a period drama about the teenage years of Mary Queen of Scots set in 16th century France, will air Thursday at 21.00 on The CW from this fall. CBS TV Studios is producing, with Stephanie Sengupta and Laurie McCarthy exec producing. Adelaide Kane, Toby Regbo, Torrance Combs and Celina Sinden star. CBS Studios is distributing.
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Suddenly, The CW’s 2013-2014 schedule is looking very full.
On the same day the network renewed both “The Carrie Diaries” and “Nikita,” The CW also ordered a quartet of new dramas, which will joined the previously announced “Vampire Diaries” spinoff “The Originals” somewhere on the slate for next year.
Still a week ahead of its upfront presentation to advertisers, The CW confirmed on Thursday (May 9) that it has ordered “The Tomorrow People,” “Star-Crossed,” “The 100″ and “Reign.”
Some of The CW’s new offerings seem familiar. “The Tomorrow People” comes from “The Vampire Diaries” and “Originals” mastermind Julie Plec, who will now have three dramas on The CW next year, and Greg Berlanti, one of the producers on “Arrow.” While “The Tomorrow People,” “The 100″ and “Star-Crossed” all extend The CW’s commitment to varying degrees of sci-fi/fantasy/horror.
Some of The CW’s new offerings, however, seem less familiar. A non-name cast in an internationally produced look at the teenage years of Mary Queen of Scots? Hmmm.
And at least one CW disappointed is quite familiar, as the network won’t be moving forward on “The Selection” for the second straight year.
Here are some more details on the four CW orders:
* “The 100″ comes from Jason Rothenberg, whose “Body Politic” generated some buzz for The CW a couple years back. Based on the upcoming book by Kass Morgan, the drama is set 97 years after a nuclear war, when a ship holding 100 juvenile delinquents is sent back to Earth to look into moving home. Familiar stars include Henry Ian Cusick, Kelly Hu, Isaiah Washington and Paige Turco.
* “Reign” is the aforementioned Mary Queen of Scots thing, which picks up when she arrives in France as a 15-year-old. The cast includes Adelaide Kane, Toby Regbo, Torrance Combs, Celina Sinden, Jenessa Grant, Megan Follows, Caitlin Stasey, Anna Popplewell, Rossif Sutherland, while Stephanie Sengupta and Laurie McCarthy serve as executive producers. Perhaps the most familiar person on the pilot is director Brad “Casper” Silberling.
* “Star-Crossed” was formerly titled “Oxygen” and tells the “Roswell”-esque story of a high school girl (Aimee Teegarden) who comes into contact with nine new kids who also happen to be aliens. Joining the once-and-future Julie Taylor are CW favorites including Matt Lanter, Malese Jow and Grey Damon, plus “Ben and Kate” scene-stealer Maggie Elizabeth Jones.
* “The Tomorrow People” is based on Roger Price’s British format and focuses on young people with “gifts” who are the next stage in human evolution. In addition to Berlanti and Plec, the show comes from Phil Klemmer, who will serve as showrunner. Danny Cannon directed a cast that includes Robbie Amell, Peyton List, Mark Pellegrino and more.
Stay tuned for pictures and more details next week!
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British up and comer Toby Regbo has been cast as the lead in an indie adaptation of Tony Walters novel “Burden”, according to Deadline. French director Christian Carion will be behind the camera.
Regbo will play the titular Peedie Burden, a 21 year old grocery store clerk who is wracked with guilt following the death of his cousin and who hopes to commit suicide by seducing the many bored housewives in his tiny South Caroline town and invoking the gun-toting rage of a jealous husband. He finds himself caught up with a wealthy doctor’s trophy wife as well as an old high school crush, while the One Who Got Away shows up to complicate things even further, like by giving him a reason to want to stay alive after all.
Regbo, who also headlined the adaptation of Peter Cameron’s award-winning YA novel “Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You”, recently landed the male lead role in new CW pilot “Reign”, which chronicles the rise of Mary Queen of Scots. He has wrapped up shooting on Disney’s Sleeping Beauty retelling “Maleficent” with Angelina Jolie, in which he plays the younger version of Sharlto Copley’s King Stefan.
British actor Toby Regbo has been cast as the male lead opposite Adelaide Kane in the CW pilot Reign. Additionally, he has landed the lead in the indie Burden. Reign, from CBS TV Studios, chronicles the rise to power of Mary Queen of Scots (Kane) when she arrives in France as a 15-year-old, betrothed to Prince Francis (Regbo), and with her three best friends as ladies-in-waiting. It details the secret history of survival at French Court amidst fierce foes, dark forces, and a world of sexual intrigue. Prince Francis is thoughtful and very nervous about inheriting his throne. He doesn’t know if an arranged marriage is what is best for him, and is having an affair. Brad Silberling is directing the pilot from a script by Stephanie Sengupta and Laurie McCarthy. Based on the novel by Tony Walters, Burden follows young Peedie Burden (Regbo) who’s full of guilt after surviving a car crash that takes his cousin’s life. French director Christian Carion (Joyeux Noel) is directing for Echo Lake. Regbo is with WME, UK’s BWH Agency, Schachter Entertainment and Karl Austen.