Latest Horror Pilot Pickups: A&E's Those Who Kill, NBC's Believe, and The CW's The Tomorrow People
Ready for your DVR to get even more crowded? More pilot pickup announcements have come our way, and we have all the horror highlights right here for you!
First up is A&E's "Those Who Kill," a serial killer drama based on a Danish series, produced by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer and starring Chloe Sevigny and James D'Arcy. Joe Carnahan directed the pilot from a script by Glen Morgan. It will premiere in 2014.
Next, NBC expands its genre lineup with "Believe," which tells the story of an unlikely relationship that develops between a young girl (Johnny Sequoyah) with a gift and a man (Jake McLaughlin) sprung from prison who has been tasked with protecting her from the evildoers who covet her power. Harry Potter's Alfonso Cuaron and The Forgotten's Mark Friedman will write and executive produce with "Lost"'s JJ Abrams and Bryan Burk. Kyle MacLachlan, Delroy Lindo, Sienna Guillory, Arian Moayed, and Jamie Chung will also star.
Lastly, The CW adds to its previously ordered "The Originals" with another Julie Plec project: "The Tomorrow People," which is based on the UK series of the same name. It tells the story of several young people from around the world — Peyton List, Robbie Amell, Luke Mitchell, and Aaron Yoo among them — who represent the next stage in human evolution, possessing special powers like teleportation and telepathy. They work together to defeat the forces of evil. "Chuck"'s Phil Klemmer will write and executive produce with Plec ("The Vampire Diaries") and Greg Berlanti ("Arrow"). Mark Pellegrino and Madeleine Mantock will also star in the series.
On the more sci-fi side are two projects from The CW we probably won't be covering but have mentioned before: "Star-Crossed," previously known as "Oxygen," an epic romance between a human girl (Aimee Teegarden) and an alien boy (Matt Lanter) when he and eight others of his kind start attending high school in the suburbs, and "The 100," which takes place nearly a century after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, when a spaceship sends 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth to investigate the possibility of re-colonizing.
"The Selection" is being passed on by the network once again in its second attempt to adapt Keira Cass’ novel for the small screen.
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