The CW Renews Eight Series, Sets Midseason Dates – Plus Watch A New Trailer For The Messengers

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The CW’s plan for midseason also came into view yesterday. Supernatural will be heading to a new night, now that it has been paired with Arrow on Wednesdays, and The Flash has been tasked with providing a sturdy lead-in for newcomer iZombie, in which Rose McIver plays an undead medical student.

Friday will see the arrival of the other new series on The CW this spring – The Messengers is a high-concept apocalyptic drama with a broad cast of characters. The synopsis is as follows:

In the white-hot sun of the New Mexico desert, scientist Vera Buckley watches in fascination as a mysterious object plummets to Earth and explodes in a blinding flash, sending out a shock wave that briefly stops Vera’s heart and panics her techie coworker, Alan Harris.

Vera is not the only one affected by the blast; she is instantly and mysteriously connected to four other strangers, who also collapse only to miraculously come back to life: Erin Calder, a young mother desperate to protect her 7-year-old daughter from an abusive ex-husband; Peter Moore, a troubled high school student who finally lashes out to end the constant bullying he can no longer endure; Raul Garcia, a federal agent looking to escape his undercover assignment in a violent Mexican drug cartel; and Joshua Silburn, Jr., a charismatic second-generation televangelist following in his father’s footsteps – all awaken after the blast with extraordinary gifts, from inexplicable strength to the ability to heal others.

Most mysterious of all is the figure known only as The Man, who offers Vera the one thing she wants most in life – to be reunited with her kidnapped son – if she will help him with one morally complicated task. That task puts Vera on a collision course with nurse Rose Arvale who, after a seemingly random act of violence left her in a coma for seven years, suddenly begins to stir. As Joshua Jr. prophesied, the wheels of Revelation have begun to turn, and these five newly christened Angels of the Apocalypse may be the only hope for preventing the impending Rapture.

The series looks pretty interesting in its first trailer (above), though the premise is certainly a lot to swallow. It debuts April 10th – we’ll see whether viewers flock to The Messengers then.

Check out the full spring schedule below, and sound off with which series you’re most excited to see.

Wednesday, March 11
8:00-9:00pm Arrow
9:00-10:00pm The 100 (Season Finale)

Tuesday, March 17
8:00-9:00pm The Flash
9:00-10:00pm iZombie (Series Premiere)

Wednesday, March 18
8:00-9:00pm Arrow
9:00-10:00pm Supernatural (New Night)

Friday, April 10
8:00-8:30pm Cedric’s Barber Battle (Series Premiere)
8:30-9:00pm Whose Line is it Anyway? (Cycle Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm The Messengers (Series Premiere)

Source: EW

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