Recently receiving a script order is Unearthly, based on the book by Cynthia Hand. It's about a girl who find out her destiny is to become an angel, joining a resurgence of interest in the heavenly hosts. The main writer behind the series is Kevin Murphy--no, not that Keven Murphy, but the one behind The CW's cheerleading series Hellcats, not to mention his involvement in Caprica, Valentine, and Reaper, Ed, Jack & Jill, and a few other big-idea series that didn't quite succeed as intended.
To whoever ends up starring in it, keep your chin up: Vampire Diaries star Paul Wesley got his big break playing a boy who didn't know he was a (sort of) angel.
And there are more witches potentially in store for The CW. Also in the pipes at the network is The Hollows, this one based on the book by Kim Harrison. It's described as an urban fantasy about a private investigator/witch, who works with local law officials on crimes both ordinary and supernatural. The lead writer here is Jordan Hawley, who worked on Smallville and, coincidentally, Valentine.
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