The aliens are coming, and The CW is gearing up to hunt them. The network is hard at work hammering out a sci-fi dramedy series called It’s the End of the World as We Know It that has some geeky superpowers behind it in the form of Powerless showrunners and executive producers Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker, iZombie and Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas, and Warner Bros. TV.
Based on Iva-Marie Palmer’s 2012 book of the same name published by Alloy Entertainment (The Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, The 100), the series, written by Halpern and Schumacker, will follow two millennial women with “bigger dreams than working at a kids’ pizza place in The Valley” who are recruited by a space cop to catch some galactic escapees when a “prison spaceship carrying the universe’s most deadly aliens crashes in Southern California.” The kicker is that the alien criminals have “camouflaged themselves as eccentric Angelenos,” Deadline reports.
It’s the End of the World as We Know It is only the latest project on The CW’s development slate. The network is currently hard at work on a Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, a Roswell reboot, a supernatural cop drama titled Dead Inside, a series based on DC Comics characters named Project 13 and Epiphany, a haunted house series from Stranger Things executive producer Shawn Levy.
There’s no word yet on who will be helming the pilot, and It’s the End of the World as We Know It may or may not unfold onto our TV screens, but the project definitely seems to be a good fit for The CW’s roster. What do you think of the premise for the show?