The CW outlined the network’s summer schedule this week, adding “Two Sentence Horror Stories” to a slate which includes eight all-new scripted and unscripted series. The shows “Pandora,” “Bulletproof,” “Hypnotize Me,” and “Mysteries Decoded” are also joining the schedule this summer, as fans say goodbye to “Jane the Virgin” and “iZombie.”
The summer lineup features 12 original series, and “Two Sentence Horror Stories” is the latest anthology series on the market. Season one’s episodes feature Nicole Kang (“Batwoman”), Jim Parrack (“Suicide Squad”) and Aleyse Shannon (“Charmed”) and the show premieres on the CW on August 8th. The network described the show saying, “Inspired by the viral fan fiction of two sentence horror stories, these contemporary tales of horror and haunting tap into universal primal fears, filtered through the anxieties of the most connected and racially diverse generation. Despite dizzying advancements in technology, inequality, social progress, and environmental degradation…the things that haunt us are still the same.”
The CW’s two new previously announced late summer dramas are set to premiere in July, those two shows are “Pandora and “Bulletproof.”
“Pandora” premieres on July 9th, and the show is a sci-fi action series set in the year 2199. The show follows a young woman who finds a new life at Earth’s Space Training Academy. It’s there that she learns to defend the Galaxy from threats. The network describes the story adding, “When secrets about the nature of her own identity begin to surface, she must uncover the truth, and whether she will be humanity’s savior or the instrument of its destruction.” The series stars Priscilla Quintana (“Polaroid,” “Traffik”), Oliver Dench (“Technology”), Raechelle Banno (“Home and Away”) John Harlan Kim (“The Librarians”), Ben Radcliffe (“Random”), Banita Sandhu (“October”), Martin Bobb-Semple (“Free Rein”) and Noah Huntley (“Free Rein”).
“Bulletproof” debuts on July 28th, and the action thriller follows two undercover cops, Bishop (Noel Clarke, “Star Trek: Into Darkness”) and Pike (Ashley Walters, “Top Boy”) as they chase down hardened criminals in London’s East End. The CW detailed the show’s story adding, “Despite their differences, Bishop and Pike work brilliantly together even when the chemistry between them looks set to explode.”
At the end of the summer viewers have the comedy game show “Hypnotize Me,” hosted by Taye Diggs and featuring award-winning hypnotist Keith Barry. The show makes its debut on August 7th. That same month, the investigative documentary series “Mysteries Decoded” dives into some of America’s greatest unsolved mysteries. Fans of the genre can catch that show’s premiere on August 13th. Then the network launches season two of CW Seed’s musical comedy “I Ship It.” Yulin Kuang serves as writer, creator, and executive producer on the series, which debuts on the CW Network on August 19th.
In addition to these original summer series, four of The CW’s midseason scripted series will come to a close following original episodes airing through the summer months. A celebratory episode of the award-winning “Jane the Virgin” will air on July 31, followed by the series finale on the same night. The series finale of “iZOMBIE” will air on August 1.
Midseason fan favorites will wrap their seasons during the summer months, including “In the Dark,” whose first season finale airs on June 27th and “The 100,” which will conclude its sixth season on August 6th.
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