The CW Network has handed out yet another pilot order for The Selection, giving it the green light for two years in a row. The network previously ordered a pilot last year for this project based on Kiera Cass' novel, but it was ultimately shelved, only to be rewritten and resurrected once again this year. Here is the official logline for the revamped series, that was originally billed as a hybrid of The Hunger Games and The Bachelorette.
"Set 300 years in the future, 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."
Aimee Teegarden, who starred in the original pilot, will not be involved in the new version. Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain are serving as writers and executive producers.
In related news. The CW Network has also handed out a pilot order for Company Town from Supernatural executive producer Sera Gamble. Take a look at the show's official description.
"A scandal at a Naval base in Virginia touches the lives of both civilians and military personnel in the area, launching us into a multi-generational, multi-class, family and relationship series centered around two early 20-something women who grew up together, were once best friends, but now are on opposite sides of the Townie/Military divide."
Sera Gamble wrote the pilot and will executive produce the pilot alongside Taylor Hackford and Bill Haber.