The CW Orders Four Dramas, Including Flash, iZombie and Jane the Virgin, Passes on Supernatural Spin

The CW jumped into the fall 2014-15 fray on Thursday, ordering four pilots to series including Arrowspin-off The Flash, while passing on the Supernatural offshoot.
The network also handed series orders to Rob Thomas’ i Zombie, apocalyptic drama The Messengers and dramedy Jane the Virgin.

The Flash
EPs | Greg Berlanti (Arrow), Andrew Kreisberg, Geoff Johns, David Nutter, Melissa Kellner Berman
DIRECTOR | David Nutter (Arrow)
CAST | Grant Gustin (Glee), Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order), Danielle Panabaker (Shark), Rick Cosnett (The Vampire Diaries), Candice Patton (The Game), Tom Cavanagh (Ed), John Wesley Shipp (the 90s The Flash), Carlos Valdes, guest star Patrick Sabongui, recurring star Michelle Harrison (Emily Owens, MD)
Based upon characters published by DC Comics, through a freak accident, scientist Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) is given the power of super speed that transforms him into the Fastest Man Alive.

EPs | Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars), Diane Ruggiero, Danielle Stokdyk, Dan Etheridge
CAST | David Anders (Once Upon a Time, Alias), Robert Buckley (One Tree Hill), Rose McIver (Once Upon a Time), Malcolm Goodwin (Breakout Kings), Alexandra Krosney (Last Man Standing), Nora Dunn (Entourage), Rahul Kohli
A med student-turned-zombie takes a job in the coroner’s office to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat to maintain her humanity, but with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories. With the help of her medical examiner boss and a police detective, she solves homicide cases in order to quiet the disturbing voices in her head. Based on the characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, and published by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint.

Jane the Virgin
EPs | Jennie Snyder Urman (Emily Owens, 90210), Ben Silverman, Gary Pearl, Jorge Granie
CAST | Gina Rodriguez (The Bold and the Beautiful), Yael Grobglas (Reign), Brett Dier (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Andrea Navedo (One Life To Live), Justin Baldoni (Single Ladies, Everwood), Ivonne Coll (Switched at Birth)
A series of surprising and unforeseen events causes a hard-working, religious young Latina woman to be accidentally artificially inseminated. Adapted from the successful Venezuelan telenovela.

The Messengers
EPs | Eoghan O’Donnell (Teen Wolf), Basil Iwanyk (The Expendables), Kent Kubena, Ava Jamshidi
CAST | Shantel VanSanten (One Tree Hill), Sofia Black-D’Elia (Gossip Girl), Joel Courtney (Super 8), Diogo Morgado (The Bible)
When a mysterious object crashes down to earth, a group of seemingly unconnected strangers die from the energy pulse, but then awaken to learn that they have been deemed responsible for preventing the impending Apocalypse.