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The CW Picks Up Charmed, Roswell Reboots

The CW is filling up their drama slate for next season. According to Deadline, the network has ordered five new drama series, including their Charmed and Roswell reboots, a spin-off of The Originals, a football drama from prolific producer Greg Berlanti, and a detective drama executive produced by Ben Stiller.

The Charmed reboot, which has been in the works for a few years, follows three sisters (Madeleine Mantock, Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery) who, after the tragic death of their mother, learn that they are actually witches.The three have to band together to fight the everyday supernatural battles that all modern witches must face, from vanquishing powerful demons to toppling the patriarchy.

Rupert Evans, Ser'Darius Blain, Charlie Gillespie, and Ellen Tamaki also star in the series, which is written and executive produced by Jessica O'Toole and Amy Rardin, both formerly of Jane the Virgin. Also on board as an executive producer is Jane the Virgin's Jennie Urman, as well as Ben Silverman and Ben Silverman (Ugly Betty) and Brad Silberling (A Series of Unfortunate Events), who directed the pilot.

The Roswell reboot, now titled Roswell, New Mexico, sees the daughter (Jeanine Mason) of undocumented immigrants reluctantly returning to her tourist-trap hometown of, you guessed it, Roswell, New Mexico. There, she discovers a shocking truth about her teenage crush (Nathan Parsons) who is now a police officer: he's an alien. The two begin to reconnect and investigate his origins, but a violent attack and long-standing cover-up point them to a larger alien presence on earth. The politics of fear and hatred threaten to expose him and destroy their romance.

Michael Trevino, Lily Cowles, Michael Vlamis, Tyler Blackburn, Heather Hemmens, Trevor St. John, and Karan Oberoi also star in the series, which is written and executive produced by The Originals' Carina Adly MacKenzie. The Vampire Diaries' Julie Plec directed the pilot and will executive produce alongside Justin Falvey (The Americans), Darryl Frank (Taken), Lawrence Bender (Pulp Fiction), and Kevin Kelly Brown (Trumbo).

The Originals spin-off, titled Legacies, will follow Klaus Mikaelson's (Joseph Morgan) 17-year-old daughter Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) and a group of other young supernatural beings at The Salvator School for the Young and Gifted. Matt Davis, Quincy Fouse, Jenny Boyd, Kaylee Bryant, and Aria Shahghasemi also star in the series, which comes from executive producers Plec, Brett Matthews (Firefly), Leslie Morgenstein (The 100), and Gira Girlamo (The Secret Circle). The CW reportedly had to make a decision between Legacies and the potential Supernatural spin-off Wayward Sisters, which they wound up passing on.

Berlanti's football drama, titled All American, follows a rising high school football player (Daniel Ezra) from south L.A. who is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High. Taye Diggs, Daniel Ezra, Samantha Logan, Bre-Z, Greta Onieogou, Monet Mazur, Michael Evans Behling, Cody Christian, and Karimah Westbrook also star in the series, which coms from Hart of Dixie's April Blair. The show is inspired by the life of pro football player Spencer Paysinger.

The last pilot to earn a pick-up, titled In the Dark, follows a blind woman (Perry Mattfeld) who is the only witness to the murder of her drug-dealing friend. After the police dismiss her story, she sets out with her dog, Pretzel, to find the killer. Brooke Markham, Keston John, Austin Nichols, Kathleen York, and Derek Webster star in the series, which comes from Corinne Kingsbury (The Newsroom).

The shows join the renewed CW series Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Jane the Virgin, Riverdale, Supernatural, Black Lightning, Dynasty, iZombie, and The 100. The network canceled freshmen dramas Life Sentence and Valor, as well as The Originals, which will conclude its run with a fifth and final season.