The CW orders pilots for ‘The Selection’ and military drama from director Taylor Hackford

By Daniel S Levine,

The CW is going to try again with The Selection, a Hunger Games-esque project that went into development last year. The network also ordered Company Town, a military drama from Oscar-nominated director Taylor Hackford.

The Selection started during the last pilot season, with Friday Night Lights‘ Aimee Teegarden cast to play the lead role, reports TVLine. However, that project never moved forward, but CW head Mark Pedowitz told reporters at the TCA press tour earlier this month that it is in contention again thanks to a new script.

“The script just came in,” Pedowitz said. “It’s very well done.”

The Selection is set 300 years in the future. A working class woman competes with others to marry the Royal Prince and become the new queen. Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain are executive producing. It is based on Kiera Cass’ novel.

Company Town comes from Ray director Taylor Hackford and former Supernatural showrunner Sera Gamble, notes Deadline. It focuses on the lives and drama surrounding a base in Virginia and the clashes between civilians and the military. Hackford is set to direct.

The CW previously ordered a pilot for The Originals, a Vampire Diaries spinoff.



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