It is that time of year again, as things production-wise begin to return to normal, to talk Pilots at the CW.
The CW has given pilot orders to The Winchesters, Walker: Independence and Gotham Knights. Pilots are one-off episodes intended to give networks a taste of what a series could be. The powers that be will then take a decision based on the strength of the pilot. The decision could be to order the pilot to series, to have it re-worked or not go forward.
This is a prequel to the CW’s hit show Supernatural.
Told from the perspective of the narrator, Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), the pilot follows the untold love story of John and Mary and how they put all that they had on the line to save both their love and the entire world.
This seems to differ greatly from the established lore in Supernatural. That is unlikely to slow the anticipation for more Supernatural from the fanbase though. This Pilot represents at least the third attempt to make a Supernatural spin-off. It comes after the controversial decision to not go ahead with Wayward Sisters. Perhaps third time’s a charm.
The potential show is set in the late 1800s and follows Abby Walker, an affluent Bostonian whose husband is killed in front of her eyes during their journey out 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 eclectic residents running from their own troubled pasts and chasing their dreams.
From DC, this pilot will follow the events after the murder of Bruce Wayne. His rebellious adopted son strikes an alliance with the children of Batman’s enemies when they are all framed for killing the Caped Crusader.
In the absence of the Caped Crusader, the city spirals into chaos as crime lays siege to the city. The only hope comes from unexpected quarters. In the form of team of Wayne’s adopted son and the children of the Dark Knight’s enemies, who emerge as the saviours of the fictional city.
This Pilot is in a different position with the news breaking recently that the CW has ordered six more scripts. That decision would point to Zorro being more likely than not to be moving forward.
Zorro follows a young Latina woman who joins a secret society to avenge her father’s murder. She then dons a mask and ultimately adopts the titular persona.
What show would you most like to see get a full season order?