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CW Passes on High-Profile Spinoff, Greenlights Three New Series

May 8, 2019  •  Post A Comment

The CW will not be going forward with a spinoff of one popular series, but has given series orders to three other projects for the 2019-2020 season.

Variety cites a source with knowledge of the situation saying “Jane the Novela,” a spinoff of sorts from “Jane the Virgin,” will not be moving forward.

Meanwhile, the CW ordered “Batwoman,” “Katy Keene” and “Nancy Drew” to series. The broadcast network announced the series orders on Twitter.

Additionally, Variety notes that the pilot for the series adaptation of “The Lost Boys” will be re-shot off cycle, while “Glamorous,” about a gender non-conforming high school student, may still be in contention.

“’Katy Keene,’ a spinoff of ‘Riverdale’ also based on the Archie Comics character, follows aspiring fashion designer Katy Keene (Lucy Hale), who meets Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray), fresh off the bus to chase her musical dreams,” Variety notes. “Their world is populated with kindred-spirit starving artists, including mysterious socialite Pepper Smith (Julia Chan) and Broadway-bound performer Jorge Lopez — and his drag queen alter ego, Ginger (Jonny Beauchamp).”

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