The CW is in the “Supernatural” business. TheWrap learned that the network had ordered three pilots, including one for the “SPN” prequel series “The Winchesters.”
Also ordered as the pilot for “Knights of Gotham” and “Walker: Independence.” Additionally, they have ordered six additional episodic scripts for “Zorro,” a series in development for the network. A decision on “Zorro” will be made at a later date.
“The Winchesters” is from former “SPN” star Jensen Acrum, while “Walker: Independence” comes from his “SPN” TV brother, Jared Padalecki, star of the online series “Walker.”
Here’s the diary for “The Winchesters”: Before Sam and Dean, there were John and Mary. Told from the point of view of narrator Dean Winchester (Akend), “The Winchesters” is an epic, untold love story about how John met Mary and how they put it all into place to not only save their love but also the world.
Executive producers on the show are Jensen Acrum and Danneel Acrum (via Chaos Machine and the WBTV deal). The show is produced by Chaos Machine Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Studios.
“Walker: Independence” is described as an origin story set in the late 1800s. The film follows Abby Walker, a wealthy Bostonian whose husband is murdered in front of her eyes while they are on their way. out of the West. On her quest for revenge, Abby crosses paths with Hoyt Rawlins, a lovable rogue in search of purpose. Abby and Hoyt’s journey takes them to Independence, Texas, where they encounter diverse, eclectic residents fleeing their own troubled pasts and pursuing their dreams. Our newly formed family will have to grapple with the changing world around them, while becoming an agent of self-change in a town where nothing seems to be.
Seamus Fahey is an executive producer, he wrote the translation and co-wrote the story on which the film is based. Current “Walker” EP and host Anna Fricke is also an executive producer and co-writer of the story. Padalecki is an executive producer, as are Dan Lin, Lindsey Liberatore (Rideback) and Laura Terry (Pursued By a Bear). CBS Studios is the studio behind the show.
Here’s a diary entry for Berlanti’s “Gotham Nights,” not a “Batwoman” spin-off: After Bruce Wayne’s murder, his rebellious adopted son forged an unlikely alliance. with the children of Batman’s enemies when they were all framed for killing the Caped Crusader. And as the city’s most wanted criminals, this gang of traitors must fight to clear their name. But in a Gotham without a Dark Knight protecting the city, the city is in its most perilous state ever. However, hope comes from the most unexpected places as this band of mismatched fugitives will become its next generation of saviors, known as the Knights of Gotham.
Chad Fiveash & James Stoteraux are writers and executive producers. Natalie Abrams is a writer and co-executive producer. Danny Cannon is the director and EP of the pilot. Other executive producers include Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and David Madden. The show is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, based on characters created for DC by Bob Kane with Bill Finger.
https://www.thewrap.com/the-cw-supernatural-prequel-the-winchesters-gotham-nights-walker-origin-pilots/ CW Orders Pilots for ‘Supernatural’ Prequel Series ‘The Winchesters,’ Origin Story ‘Walker’ and ‘Gotham Night’