Deadline is reporting that The CW has ordered three additional scripts of fall freshman dramas The Flash and Jane the Virgin. Normally, the network waits until a few weeks after their new dramas premiere in order to make decisions like this, but The CW is said to be very happy with the completed episodes they’ve seen of each series. While a script order doesn’t always translate to an episode order, this is a positive sign for both The Flash and Jane the Virgin, both of whom are generating especially strong reviews for The CW.
From Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Geoff Johns (Arrow), The Flash follows brilliant forensic scientist Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) as he becomes obsessed with his tragic past and alienates himself from those around him. While trying to uncover the truth about his mother’s murder, he gets struck by lightning and emerges from a nine-month coma with the ability to move at superhuman speeds. Based on the DC Comics character of the same name, The Flash stars Candice Patton (The Guest), Danielle Panabaker (Friday the 13th), Carlos Valdes (Arrow), Tom Cavanagh (Ed), and Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order).
Adapted from Venezuelan telenovela Juana la virgin by Jennie Snyder Urman (Reign), Jane the Virgin tells the story of hard-working 20-something Jane Villanueva (Gina Rodriguez), whose plans for the future are seemingly decimated when a doctor inseminates her by mistake during what was to be a routine checkup. The biological father? A married cancer survivor who’s also Jane’s boss and former teenage crush. Jane the Virgin stars Justin Baldoni (The Forgotten Ones), Brett Dier (Ravenswood), Andrea Navedo (How to Make It in America), Yael Grobglas (Reign), and Ivonne Coll (Teen Wolf).
The Flash is set to premiere Tuesday, October 7th at 8:00 on The CW, with Jane the Virgin debuting Monday, October 13th at 9:00. You can check out trailers for each below.
Will you be watching either, neither, or both of The Flash and Jane the Virgin? Do you think The CW will order a full season of each new drama? Is Jane the Virgin going to be able to fit into a lineup that’s skewing very heavily toward genre dramas?