J.J. Abrams Checks Into The CW

Abrams will team up with the creator of "One Tree Hill" for a hotel drama pilot.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

As a TV producer, J.J. Abrams has had series on all of the major broadcast networks except the CW. But that might be about to change…

According to Deadline, Abrams and Mark Schwahn are developing a drama for the CW called "Maine," which will be set at a hotel in Maine and follow the hotel staff and the guests that come and go. Schwahn will write the pilot script and executive produce the potential series alongside Abrams and Bryan Burk.

"Maine" is a departure from some of Abrams' more action adventure oriented shows like "Alias," "Fringe," "Lost" and "Person of Interest." But if the new series is a character drama, it will in line with Abrams' "Felicity;" which ran on the WB, a precursor to the CW network.

Schwahn previously created "One Tree Hill," a drama that aired for eight seasons on the WB and later the CW. The ninth and final season of "One Tree Hill" will begin next month.

This year's drama development slate at the CW appears to be particularly cutthroat. In addition to a possible adaptation of DC's "Deadman" by "Supernatural" creator Eric Kripke, the CW is also developing an action thriller called "Dare" about six young adults who are forced to play deadly game of Truth or Dare.

The CW also has a proposed revival of "Beauty and the Beast" based on the '80s TV series and "Golddigger," which follows a young female treasure hunter as she procures mysterious artifacts for clients on her globetrotting adventures.


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