According to Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva, The CW may have passed on its “Hunger Games”-like pilot for the moment, but the project is very much alive.
The network is currently in talks with producers next to redevelop the project. The first pilot was apparently very close to the novels by Kiera Cass. The new approach is said to take the novels as a jumping-off point.
The cast is expected to change, but lead Aimée Teegarden (pictured right) has gotten high praise, so the idea is to keep her on.
And even though The CW has only ordered dramas for the fall, the network is keen on bringing scripted comedy back into the fold, with single-camera comedies being a priority.
On track to re-development are an adaptation of the 2009 British comedy “FM” starring Chris O’Dowd, about two radio DJs and their producers, and “Swordfighting”, written byBen McMillan and Josh Greenbaum and produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, which is about two young couples.
The new pilots are said to be produced off-cycle, for potential series launches later in the new season