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Superman & Lois , Walker - Ordered Straight to Series at The CW



The CW is getting a very early jump on its 2020-21 season.

Mark Pedowitz's younger-skewing network has handed out straight-to-series orders for Arrow-verse spinoff Superman & Lois as well as Jared Padalecki's Walker, Texas Ranger reimagining. Both script-to-series pickups will be for the network's 2020-21 broadcast season, a rare move for The CW, which traditionally produces a pilot before handing out series orders in May. The early orders will likely help The CW get a jump on hiring writers, casting, directors and producing scripts and episodes before a potential writers strike. The first episodes will be filmed in the spring in advance of The CW's upfront presentation to Madison Avenue ad buyers in May. Additional pilot orders are expected to come from the network in the next few weeks.

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