May 9, 2015
The CW jumped into the fall 2015-16 fray on Thursday, ordering three pilots to series including Arrow/Flash spinoff DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
When heroes alone are not enough… the world needs legends. Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat – one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known? The cast includes Victor Garber (The Flash); Brandon Routh (Arrow); Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who); Caity Lotz (Arrow); Dominic Purcell (The Flash) and Wentworth Miller (The Flash). Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg and Sarah Schechter are the EPs.
There are a few more new TV series which could be considered sci-fi (ish). CBS has ordered a TV series of the 2011 movie Limitless with Bradly Cooper. Director Marc Webb, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, Heather Kadin, Bradley Cooper and Todd Phillips, Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley and Tom Forman
CAST: Jake McDorman, Jennifer Carpenter, Hill Harper, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Based on the 2011 feature film starring Cooper, the series follows Brian Finch as he discovers the power of the mysterious drug NZT, and is coerced into using his newfound abilities to solve weekly cases for the FBI.
And the CW also ordered Cordon, an epidemic thriller with Claudia Black in one of the lead roles: When a mysterious and deadly epidemic
breaks out in Atlanta, a vast urban quarantine is quickly enforced, forcing those stuck on the inside to fight for their lives while local and federal officials desperately search for a
cure. Cordon stars David Gyasi (Interstellar); Christina Moses (Starship: Apocalypse), Chris Wood (The Vampire Diaries), Kristen Gutoskie (Beaver Falls), Claudia Black (Farscape); George
Young (Casualty), Hanna Mangan Lawrence (Spartacus: War of the Damned) and Trevor St. John (One Life to Live). Julie Plec and David Nutter are the EPs.