Mar 26, 2015

Tradecraft: CW Orders Teen Spy Pilot

Deadline reports that the CW has given a pilot order to the teen spy school drama from Desperate Housewives' Marc Cherry and Law & Order: SVU's Neal Baer that we first heard about late last year. Written by Cherry, Baer and Blue Bloods' Dan Truly, the "Heathers meets Alias" drama follows a disgraced CIA agent turned Washington D.C. prep school teacher who tries to get back in the Agency's good graces by training his well-connected students to be his own personal network of agents. Alan Van Sprang (Reign, The Tudors) plays the agent, Stone, and Gia Mantegna (And Soon the Darkness), Pepi Sonuga (General Hospital) and Abbie Cobb (Intelligence) play the mean girls he trains to be spies, Grace, Ursula and Maddie, respectively. Speaking of mean girls, the actual Mean Girls helmer, Mark Waters, directs. Newcomer Aylin Bayramoglu also has a role. Regular readers know I'm a sucker for the teen spy subgenre, so I'm really rooting for this one to get picked up to series!

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