With upfronts week now officially over, most were bummed to see that The CW and CBS never released full trailers. CBS, however, had more in its corner by revealing behind the scenes interviews that helped to really showcase more of the series along with clips from the new shows as well. The CW, on the other hand, simply showed off clips without any real emphasis on what to expect. Now, three trailers have made their way online, giving us more of the most buzzed series from yesterday’s presentation, and two first looks at the mid-season series’ who were negelected from previews.
It should be noted that these are leaked international trailers that have made their way to Youtube, so they’re not exactly of the best quality. These are likely not the full trailers, but they’re certainly a variation that shows a substantial amount of new footage.
First up, we have Arrow. Now while The CW may have actually been the most talked about upfronts of the entire week, Arrow was easily met with some very positive reactions across the board, many saying that it takes what Smallville did and ups the ante significantly. While there’s a lag with this trailer, there’s still plenty to be impressed with, including a pretty interesting villian in the form of Adam Hunt.
Meanwhile, we also have our very first look at Cult. Much like what the Scream films did for horror movies, Cult is a show within a show that propels real life events. This first trailer seems to only scratch the surface, making it a bit confusing, but with a great cast behind it, once the full trailer is showcased we should be receiving more answers.
Finally, we also have our first look at another mid-season series: The Carrie Diaries. Seen as a prequel to Sex and the City, the series looks to be a sort of Gossip Girl replacement by pulling another high schooler in New York City routine with a period twist that isn’t really seen in this first trailer. One of the best parts about the trailer may be that AnnaSophia Robb does a spot on portrayal of Sarah Jessica Parker, though whether or not old fans will take the bait and embrace the series has yet to be determined.
We’ll bring you more trailers as they are released, and we’ll bring you more information on each series while it heads for The CW’s slate of October premieres.