‘NCIS’ star Michael Weatherly to executive-produce potential new CW series

CW logoRemember when “NCIS” star Michael Weatherly decided that he was going to open up his own production company? This is something we first reported about many months ago, as this was going to be potentially a way for him to get into a different part of the development game.

Now, we are starting to see some of the fruits of his labor finally. As reported first by Deadline, Weatherly is set to executive-produce for The CW an adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott classic “Little Women.” Alexis Jolly is going to be the main writer / executive producer on the project, and the idea is to put the March half-sisters in a place where they must “survive the dystopic streets of Philadelphia and unravel a conspiracy that stretches far beyond anything they have ever imagined — all while trying not to kill each other in the process.” It’s a darker, more stylized take on the classic, and one that could hopefully appeal to the network’s young viewers.

At the moment, there is no guarantee that this show will amount to anything just yet, but we’re all about getting to see new twists on classic literature on TV. Why wouldn’t we want something like that on the schedule?

One other thing to consider here that could help this show make it on the air is that it comes from CBS TV Studios. The CW likes to create a steady balance between these shows and ones from Warner Bros. TV, and the majority of their hits right now (save for maybe “Jane the Virgin”) are coming from the latter studio.

What do you think about this news, and do you like the idea of this show? Share right now with a comment, and head over here in the event you want some other TV updates on all we cover via our CarterMatt Newsletter. (Photo: The CW.)

Love TV? Be sure to like CarterMatt on Facebook for more updates!