The CW Orders Pilot ‘The Selection’ Based on YA Novel by Kiera Cass


Last year The Selection pilot didn’t quite make the cut for the CW pickup but it looks like the new changes are a go! Here is what Deadline is reporting!


The CW brass has been high on the concept for theHunger Games-esque The Selection since the project was pitched in 2011. The network first ordered a pilot for the adaptation of the book by Kiera Cass last year. The project, written by Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain, didn’t make the cut to series, but the network kept it in redevelopment, ordering a new script from Craft and Fain. CW president Mark Pedowitz recently said that the network is quite happy with the duo’s new treatment, which is now getting a pilot green light.  Set 300 years in the future,The Selection is described as an epic romance centering on a working class young woman chosen by lottery to participate in a competition with 25 other women for the Royal Prince’s hand to become the nation’s next queen. Balancing her loyalty to family, true love, and kingdom, she must attempt to remain true to herself as she navigates the cutthroat competition and palace intrigue, all while a budding rebellion threatens to topple the crown.  Warner Bros. TV is producing.