The CW is making quite predictable and yet some quite uncanny choices regarding pilots to be shot this year.
Arrow is a present day take based on the DC Comics archer Green Arrow, and is gonna be written and exec-produced by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg. This is no surprise, with Smallville gone and this being “super hero year” with all the graphic novel based series of films coming up, the network wants to step into the trend again. The only surprise is that Justin Harley, who played the character on the aforementioned Smallvile, is not playing the role this time around.
The Carrie Diaries follows the life of this beloved character from Sex and The City in her high school years. Having the same EP from Gossip Girl (Josh Schwartz) , I can sense that the show is going to be aimed to way younger demographics than its predecessor, in a very different fashion than the book its based on, which has a wider age spectrum appeal.
Beauty and The Beast sets the uncanny bar here. Loosely based in the 80’s tv show with the same name, my guess is that with all the” human girl falls for vampire/werewolf ” trend , another mythical creature might do the trick this time ( I bet you they are gonna make it/him even “cute” and appealing to audiences), but well, that’s just my shot on it, it might go into a different direction.
I just want more good choices for me to watch this year, that’s all I’m gonna say after the atrocious disaster that was 2011’s intent on Wonder Woman, a character I’m still waiting on to be represented the right way (an strong and skillful Amazon, not a bimbo running in the streets with a way too revealing outfit and living with a cat). I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what 2012 has in store TV wise.