iZOMBIE Gets Season 5 Renewal; CW Passes On WAYWARD SISTERS; Picks Up VAMPIRE DIARIES Spinoff & 4 More

iZOMBIE Gets Season 5 Renewal; CW Passes On WAYWARD SISTERS; Picks Up VAMPIRE DIARIES Spinoff & 4 More

iZOMBIE Gets Season 5 Renewal; CW Passes On WAYWARD SISTERS; Picks Up VAMPIRE DIARIES Spinoff & 4 More

Get ready for a fifth serving of brains as The CW has officially announced that its renewed iZombie for Season 5. They've also picked up five other series, but unfortunately not Wayward Sisters.

In the best news of the day, The CW has renewed iZombie for a fifth season.

The beloved Rose McIver-led series is currently in the midst of an intense fourth season and has two episodes left to air before its season finale on May 28th. Monday's installment will see Liv consume the brains of a germaphobe, which should be quite hysterical as she tries to survive through flu season.

On a more disappointing note, the network has passed on the Supernatural spinoff, Wayward Sisters, which is definitely surprising since the backdoor pilot in January was received exceptionally well by both critics and fans alike. Supernatural remains the network's second-highest rated program with one of the largest fanbases on the internet, so it's curious to see the network pass on an opportunity to capitalize
with a sister series in the same universe. 

Following the news, the stars and showrunner expressed their disappointment:



In other CW news, the network has renewed The 100 and has canceled both Life Sentence and Valor.

The CW has also announced today that they've picked up The Vampire Diaries and The Originals spinoff, Legacies, which will tell the story of the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. Additional pickups include CharmedIn The DarkRoswell, New Mexico; and All American. Read the new series synopses below:


CHARMED

Logline: After the tragic death of their mother, three sisters in a college town are stunned to discover they are witches. Soon this powerful threesome must stand together to fight the everyday and supernatural battles that all modern witches must face: from vanquishing powerful demons to toppling the patriarchy.

Executive Producers/Writers: Jessica O’Toole & Amy Rardin
Executive Producer/Story by: Jennie Urman
Executive Producers: Brad Silberling (director), Ben Silverman, Carter Covington
Auspices: CBS Television Studios in association with Propagate Content


IN THE DARK

Logline: A flawed and irreverent blind woman is the only “witness” to the murder of her drug-dealing friend. After the police dismiss her story, she sets out with her dog, Pretzel, to find the killer while also managing her colorful dating life and the job she hates at the guide dog school owned by her overprotective parents.

EP/W: Corinne Kingsbury
EPs: Ben Stiller, Jackie Cohn, Nicky Weinstock, Emily Fox (Red Hour Films)
Director/EP: Michael Showalter
Auspices: CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television in association with Red Hour Films


ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO

Logline: After reluctantly returning to her tourist-trap hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, the daughter of undocumented immigrants discovers a shocking truth about her teenage crush who is now a police officer: he’s an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life. She protects his secret as the two reconnect and begin to investigate his origins, but when a violent attack and long-standing government cover-up point to a greater alien presence on Earth, the politics of fear and hatred threaten to expose him and destroy their deepening romance.

Executive Producer/Writer: Carina Adly MacKenzie
Executive Producers: Brett Matthews, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank (Amblin Television); Lawrence Bender, Kevin Kelly Brown
Executive Producer/Director: Julie Plec
Based on the Roswell High book series, by Melinda Metz
Auspices: Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios in association with Amblin Television and Bender Brown Productions


ALL AMERICAN

Logline: When a rising high school football player from South L.A. is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High, the wins, losses and struggles of two families from vastly different worlds — Crenshaw and Beverly Hills — begin to collide. Inspired by the life of pro football player Spencer Paysinger.

Executive Producer/Writer: April Blair
Executive Producers: Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter
Director/Executive Producer: Rob Hardy
Producer: Robbie Rogers
Consultant: Dane Morck
Auspices: Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios in association with Berlanti Productions


LEGACIES

Continuing the tradition of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and THE ORIGINALS, the story of the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. Klaus Mikaelson’s daughter, 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson; Alaric Saltzman’s twins, Lizzie and Josie Saltzman; and other young adults come of age in the most unconventional way possible, nurtured to be their best selves…in spite of their worst impulses. Will these young witches, vampires and werewolves become the heroes they want to be — or the villains they were born to be?

Executive Producer/Writer: Julie Plec, Brett Matthews
Executive Producers: Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo
Auspices: Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, in association with My So-Called Television and Alloy Entertainment
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