CW Developing ‘Buffy’-Like Supernatural Drama Series

Sep 17, 2012  •  Post A Comment

The CW has its sights set on repeating the success of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. The broadcast network has given a script order to a new supernatural drama, “Embrace,” based on the Jessica Shirvington book, the story reports.

“The hourlong project is based on the author’s young-adult novel and revolves around twentysomething Violet Eden, who discovers that she’s half angel and the key to a centuries-old war between fallen angels and their earthly protectors,” the report notes. “Bill Laurin and Glenn Davis are on board to write and executive produce the effort, which hails from CBS Television Studios.”

Also executive producing are Amblin Television’s Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank.

“’Embrace’ joins the similarly themed supernatural drama ‘Copeland Prep’ in the network’s development pipeline,” the story notes. “The Bret Easton Ellis and Fake Empire drama revolves around students at a secondary school so competitive that they’re being turned into monsters and spreading the ramifications throughout the town.”

Catherine Hardwicke of “Twilight” is involved in the project as an executive consultant.

The CW also has the Wonder Woman prequel “Amazon” in the works.

2 Comments

  1. Pretty high bar they’ve set for themselves. A teenage protagonist does not make a series “Buffy-like.” You kinda need a brilliant and singular vision, too. You know, like Joss Wheadon’s?
    It’s like having a film set in outer space and saying it’s “2001-like” or “Star Wars-like.” It’s the worst kind of puffery. And if it comes from the producer, that’s one thing. But when it comes from TV Week’s headline writers themselves, that’s something else entirely.

  2. Hey Writer Guy, you’re blaming the messenger here. Our headline is almost an exact mirror of the headline on the original article we’re summarizing from The Hollywood Reporter.

    Chuck Ross

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