On Monday, The CW ordered two more pilots, “Blink” and “The Tomorrow People,” bringing their total orders to eight so far this season. But many were surprised to see the proposed Wonder Woman origin story “Amazon” did not make the cut.
The network that has found success adapting DC Comics’ characters to series before with “Smallville” and “Arrow” has not completely closed the door on adding Wonder Woman to the mix, possibly still in time to be on the fall schedule. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “the network wasn’t happy with the script and is awaiting a final version from writer Allan Heinberg.” The CW plans to keep a slot open for the pilot for the 2013-14 season, possibly as a midseason order.
In the meantime, the network has given the green light to “Blink,” which is described as “a warm, quirky, humorous drama about a family whose lives are forever changed, for better and worse, when the patriarch has a car crash resulting in a coma-like syndrome where he cannot speak or move, but can see and hear all. His narration and fantasy sequences emanating from his mind provide context and a wry counterpoint to the stories and conflicts of the family and his own situation.”
“The Tomorrow People” also got the nod on Monday. This pilot from “The Vampire Diaries” executive produce Julie Plec and “Arrow” executive producer Greg Berlanti is based on the U.K. series created by Roger Price and described as “a drama that tells the story of several young people from around the world who represent the next stage in human evolution, possessing special powers, including the ability to teleport and communicate with each other telepathically. Together they work to defeat the forces of evil.”
“Blink” and “The Tomorrow People” join previously announced pilots “The Originals,” “The Selection,” “Reign,” “Oxygen,” “The Hundred” and “Company Town” as possible contenders for the 2013-14 season.