5:45pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
CW Orders Sci-Fi Drama From Feature Producer Basil Iwanyk
The CW has picked up its sixth drama pilot of the season.
The network has ordered The Messengers, a sci-fi drama from feature producer Basil Iwanyk, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The Messengers centers on a group of seemingly unconnected strangers who die from an energy pulse after a mysterious object crashes down to Earth. They awaken to learn that they have been deemed responsible for preventing the impending apocalypse.
Thunder Road's Iwanyk (The Town, The Expendables, Clash of the Titans) will executive produce the CBS Television drama. Eoghan O'Donnell (Teen Wolf) will pen the script and co-executive produce alongside Kent Kubena and Ava Jamshidi.
The pilot order brings The CW's tally to six, two off from last year. Messengers joins Arrow spinoff The Flash, Identity, Rob Thomas' iZombie, Jane the Virgin and Supernatural spinoff Supernatural: Tribes.
This marks the latest sci-fi drama in the works at the young-skewing network that will launch similarly themed midseason dramas Star-Crossed and The 100.