Today, The CW is really doing their part to lift the veil on just about everything in terms of their upcoming 2016-17 schedule; after all, they’ve just announced a score of new pickups that should draw some praise (and also confusion).
Take a look at the official loglines for the three picked-up series below via Deadline; we’ll have our take on the other side.
“No Tomorrow” – “When a risk-averse, straight arrow, female procurement manager at an Amazon-like distribution center falls in love with a freewheeling man who lives life to the fullest because he believes the apocalypse is imminent, to comedic and poignant results they embark on a quest together to fulfill their individual bucket lists.”
“Riverdale” – “Set in present day and based on the iconic Archie Comics characters, “Riverdale” is a surprising and subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, and their friends, exploring the surrealism of small town life — the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome façade.”
“Frequency” – “In this reimagining of the New Line Cinema film, a female police detective in 2016 discovers she is able to speak via a ham radio with her estranged father (also a detective) who died in 1996. They forge a new relationship while working together on an unresolved murder case, but unintended consequences of the ‘butterfly effect’ wreak havoc in the present day.”
Of these shows, “Riverdale” is the one that feels the most like a slam-dunk given that you have super-produced Gerg Berlanti on board, and also characters who are incredibly familiar to longtime Archie fans. Beyond that, it’ll attract young viewers. “No Tomorrow” does have Joshua Sasse coming over from “Galavant,” and we are excited to see him in action; unfortunately, this is probably another nail in the ABC comedy’s coffin, which probably has many nails already.
Finally, “Frequency” does not excite us much as a remake, but it does have Peyton List (“The Tomorrow People,” “The Flash”) on board as a regular. It’s further proof that The CW really does like to work with familiar faces.