Fall genre pilots hoping to get picked up

beauty and the beastAccording to The Wrap, the following genre pilots are in the pipeline for fall.


  • Beauty and the Beast starring Chris Egan (Resident Evil: Extinction) – a retelling of the classic fairytale
  • Gotham – A female cop discovers magic in New York City
  • As yet untitled drama from Roland Emmerich (ID4) and Harold Kloser starring Gabriella Wilde (Doctor Who), Max Thieriot (Jumper) and Martin Laudau (Space: 1999) – A New York astrophysics grad student discovers that he is the chosen one to destroy the forces of evil.
  • As yet untitled comedy from Dan Fogelman, Aaron Kaplan and Chris Koch starring Lenny Venito (MIB II & III), Simon Templeman (Charmed) and Jami Gertz (The Lost Boys) – In a surprisingly affordable gated community, a New Jersey family discovers their neighbors are aliens.


  • Elementary starring Jonny Lee Miller (Aeon Flux) as Sherlock and Lucy Liu (Rise: Blood Hunter) as Holmes — a modern take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic books.


  • Arrow starring Stephen Amel (The Vampire Diaries) as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow — a modern retelling of the comic book hero
  • Beauty and the Beast starring Kristin Kreuk (Smallville) as Catherine and Jay Ryan (Terra Nova) as Vincent – an updated take on the popular CBS show from the 1980s
  • The Selection starring Aimee Teegarden (Scream 4) — In the future, a poor young woman is chosen by lottery to compete for the role of Queen. Based on the forthcoming books by Kiera Cass.
  • Joey Dakota starring Amber Stevens (Greek) — Based on the Israeli show Danny Hollywood, this is a time-travel romance story.


  • Prodigy Bully starring Mike O’Malley (Glee) and Missi Pyle (Pushing Daisies) — A child prodigy with an attitude and his life with is working-class family and going to a Hogwarts-like academy.


  • Beautiful People starring James Murray (Primeval) – In a near future world, families of androids serve humankind, but then begin to “awaken”
  • Revolution, produced by J.J. Abrams, and starring Giancarlo Esposito (Once Upon a Time) — Set in a world where all forms of energy have mysteriously ceased to exist, a group of people struggle to unite with loved ones.

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As The Genre Traveler, Carma Spence loves to view the world through Genre-Coloured glasses. In other words, she sees the world through a lens of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, where trash cans can be Daleks in disguise and neighborhood forests can harbor faeries and sprites. Magic realism is real! Or at least you can choose to see the world that way to add to the fun and awe of life.