Get the lawyers ready: The CW's new show rips off Hunger Games

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Marc Bernardin
Dec 16, 2012

One of the pilots The CW is developing for the 2012 TV season is something called The Selection, which, reading the synopsis, sounds an awful lot like a certain blockbuster series of young adult novels with a subsequent big-deal movie adaptation.

Of course, Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games wasn't the first story to star a woman chosen by lottery for sacrifice, or to feature a futuristic, televised competition, but the timing of The Selection seems a little ... advantageous. Here's how The Hollywood Reporter describes it:

The project is described as an epic romance set 300 years in the future in which a poor young woman is chosen by lottery to participate in a competition to become the next queen of a war-torn nation at a crossroads.

The Selection is based on a "forthcoming series" of books and is being written and executive-produced by Vampire Diaries and Dollhouse alums Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain, so, at the very least, it'll be well written.

But still.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)