The CW Orders Pilot for Julie Plec’s New “Cordon” Series!

Written by Cecelia Lawshe   // February 3, 2015

Julie Plec, Cordon, The Originals, The Vampire Diaries

New “Cordon” series by Julie Plec ordered to pilot by The CW network!

It’s pilot season and The CW has shown it’s confidence in Julie Plec by ordering a pilot for the new series she’s developing called “Cordon“!

Cordon” is based on a Belgian series for “Eyeworks” by Carl Joos. It takes place in Atlanta when a deadly epidemic breaks out and the entire city is quickly put under a quarantine. The story is about loved ones torn tragically apart and how the society inside the quarantined city fights for their lives and devolves their humanity as unlikely heroes emerge.

Julie will executive produce and write the pilot, and David Nutter of “Arrow,” “Game of Thrones,” and “Flash” will executive produce and direct the pilot. Like The Originals and The Vampire Diaries, the drama is from Warner Bros. Television and Julie‘s “My So Called Company.” “Eyeworks,” the original producer, is also attached to the project.

If The CW picks up the series, Julie will join Shonda Rhimes and (maybe) Chuck Lorre who has three shows on air at the same time. It will also be Julie’s second time juggling three series. The first time was when she executive produced The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, and The Tomorrow People for The CW.

Two other pilots for potential series include a remake of the 1980 “Tales From the Darkside” and original “Dead People.” The network hopes to pick up 5-6 new series for the 2015-16 season to join the eight series they’ve renewed, which includes The Originals for season 3 and The Vampire Diaries for season 7.

The “Tales From the Darkside” reboot is executive produced by Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci with Mitch Galin, Jerry Golod, and Heather Kadin for CBS TV Studios, and written by writer/executive producer Joe Hill, the son of Stephen King. The series will be a genre anthology series like The Twilight Zone, Tales From the Crypt, and The Outer Limits.

“Dead People” is about a charming semi-alcoholic cab driver, down on his luck, who has a near-death experience, after which he can suddenly see and interact with ghosts, including his dead ex-wife whom he still mourns. It’s written by Tom Kapinos of “Bad Robot” who also wrote “Dawson’s Creek.”

No casting has been mentioned yet for the pilot of Julie’s “Cordon” series, but we might want to mention that Nathaniel Buzolic might be available!

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