The CW Gives The Flash, iZombie Series Orders
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 05.08.2014
But not Supernatural: Bloodlines...
The CW is officially racing ahead to the fall season with The Flash. Variety reports that the network has picked up the DC Comics-based TV series, which will star Grant Gustin as the Barry Allen incarnation of the character. Gustin played Allen in a season two episode of Arrow that saw him head to Starling City to help Oliver Queen and his team with a case and two other characters (Caitlin Snow and Cisco Ramon) also appeared in an episode this season.
The network also gave an order to Rob Thomas' iZombie, about a med student who becomes a zombie and is forced to eat brains at her work in the coroner's office. This allows her to gain memories of the deceased and thus solve crimes. (Think of it like Tru Calling with more squick factor.) That series was created by Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars) based on the DC/Vertigo book.
The other two series that were ordered were Jane the Virgin and The Messengers. The former is about a girl who is accidentally artificially inseminated, while the latter is a post-apocalyptic drama that follows a group of strangers who die from an energy pulse after a mysterious object crashes to Earth — only to reawaken to learn that they may have saved the planet.
The network also renewed Beauty And The Beast, The 100 and Hart of Dixie. This is bad news for the Supernatural spin-off Supernatural: Bloodlines, which was not picked up to series. The network cancelled The Carrie Diaries, Star-Crossed and The Tomorrow People.