CW has added three more drama pilots to its 2012-13 slate, including a sudser from “One Tree Hill” creator Mark Schwahn and J.J. Abrams.
The orders bring CW’s roster to eight, the largest number of pilots in the net’s six-year history.
“Shelter” is set among the staffers and guests at a New England summer resort. Schwahn penned the pilot and will exec produce with Abrams and Bad Robot’s Bryan Burk for Warner Bros. TV and Abrams’ Bad Robot Prods. banner.
“The Selection” hails from Warner Bros. TV and scribes Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain, who are exec producers of CW’s frosh drama “The Secret Circle” and will also exec produce “Selection.” High-concept vehicle set 300 years in the future revolves around a poor woman who is chosen by lottery to compete to become the next queen of a war-torn nation. It’s based on an upcoming series of books by Kiera Cass.
“Joey Dakota” is based on an Israeli TV format in which a docu filmmaker travels back in time to the 1990s where she falls in love with the rock-star subject of her pic, and then has to figure out how to prevent his death when she returns to the present.
Bert Royal (“Easy A”) penned the adaptation for CBS TV Studios and exec produces with Mark Harmon, Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum and Martha Haight.