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In recent weeks the network has acquired two different angel-related projects. The first was Embrace, based on yet another YA fantasy book series. The tale, by Jessica Shirvington, involves a young woman named Violet who discovers she's half-angel, and subsequently becomes embroiled in, and the key to, an endless war involving the fallen angels. It comes at an interesting time, with Lost Girl gaining a substantial following in the U.S. and similar concepts in train (like Orphan Black); but the thumbnail concept hews even closer to the series that gave us Paul Wesley, Fallen.
Shirvington herself is giddy with excitement. "I would be lying if I said I hadn't daydreamed about this possibility," she says. "To now have the option with The CW, Amblin/Dreamworks TV and CBS Studios, is mind blowing. These are absolute industry leaders and I couldn't be happier. I can't wait to see how things develop!" Bill Laurin and Glenn Davis are on board to write and executive produce.
And then a week later, The CW added Abaddon's Journal, another edgy angel project to its development pipeline, this time about an angel "fixer" who, empowered by a book that records everyone's deals with the devil, travels around trying to help out the compromised souls. (Too bad there won't by a cross-over ep with 666 Park Avenue.) Abaddon's Journal is being developed by Bill Haber, who's grown in standing with the success of Rozzoli & Isles and who's one of the lights behind Beauty and the Beast. This is one of those projects that will depend heavily on the casting. Paul Blackthorne, anyone?
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