In addition to Tell Me a Story, the CW has acquired the rights to three other series to complete its programming: Coroner, Swamp Thing and Dead Pixels. While usually the acquired series are intended for broadcast during the summer, it could be different this year due to the COVID-19 epidemic. The American network could decide to include them in this fall schedule while waiting for the resumption of the shooting of its original series. We’ II have an answer this Thursday, May 14, 2020.
Coroner, broadcast since 2019 on the Canadian channel CBC, follows the adventures of Jenny Cooper (Serinda Swan), a former emergency doctor who discovers she has a primitive link with the dead upon the death of her husband. She then becomes a coroner in order to help solve Toronto’s most puzzling murders. Ehren Kassam (Degrassi: Next Class), Tamara Podemski (Ready or Not) and Roger Cross (Dark Matter) are also featured in the cast.
Swamp Thing is the adaptation of the eponymous comic book by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson. Premiered in 2019 on DC Universe, the series were cancelled after a single season of 10 episodes despite an enthusiastic response from viewers. Swamp Thing followed Abby Arcane (Crystal Reed), a doctor investigating a deadly virus that affects a small town in Louisiana. The source of the infection seems to come from a swamp that may contain much more than this virus. Henderson Wade (Riverdale), Jennifer Beals (L Word), Andy Bean (Power), Virginia Madsen (Designated Survivor), Derek Mears (Sleepy Hollow), Will Patton (Falling Skies) and Maria Sten (Channel Zero) were also featured in the credits.
The CW’s latest acquisition, Dead Pixels, comes straight from the United Kingdom. We follow Meg (Alexa Davies), Nicky (Will Merrick) and Usman (Sargon Yelda) whose lives revolve around their obsession with the popular MMORPG “Kingdom Scrolls”. On the agenda: lots of humor and memorable quests for this group of friends who are trying to manage their real life as best they can.