If there’s one genre with moderate success on The CW, it’s supernatural-drama. The network’s number one series has been The Vampire Diaries, along with long-running veteran Supernatural, while other attempts include The Secret Circle, the upcoming Beauty and the Beast and the now in developmentCopeland Prep. But it seems that the networks wants to keep using the safety net to its advantage in order to appeal to the hardcore demographic who are fond of the unique tales. Now, The CW is dipping yet again into the literature pool to develop what they hope to be the next Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
THR has revealed that the network is developing a pilot based off of the novel Embrace by Jessica Shirvington. CBS Television will be producing with Bill Laurin and Glenn Davis on board to write and executive produce with Amblin Television.. There is no official greenlight for the production just yet, as The CW will be taking this simply with a script order for the time being.
The hour-long drama is said to revolve around “twentysomething Violet Eden, who discovers on her birthday that she’s half angel and the key to a centuries-old war between fallen angels and their earthly protectors”. Violet is injected into the battle, which she has been unknowingly prepared for by her kickboxing trainer Lincoln. Feeling betrayed by whom she though was her friend, another male is there to pick up the pieces as Phoenix creates a unique love triangle among the action-packed war.
Embrace was published earlier this year as the first part of a series called The Violet Eden Chapters. The second installmentEnticed will hit shelves this month with the third act Emblazeset for Spring 2013. A fourth part of the franchise Endless is scheduled to be released at an undetermined time.