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'The Selection' Pilot: Officially Dead at CW

'The Selection' Pilot: Officially Dead at CW

Sad news for The Selection fans — the CW has passed on the second pilot.

This was the second go-around for the show, based on Kiera Cass‘ novels which centered on a working class young woman chosen by lottery to participate in a competition with 25 other ladies for Prince Maxon’s hand to become the nation’s next queen.

Filmed in Budapest, Yael Grobglas starred as America Singer with Michael Malarkey as Prince Maxon, and Lucien Laviscount as Aspen.

The second book, “The Elite” is on bookshelves now.

ARE YOU SAD that The Selection is not coming to the CW?

'The Selection' Adds Sarah Winter & Anthony Head

'The Selection' Adds Sarah Winter & Anthony Head

Sarah Winter and Anthony Head are the latest stars attached to the CW’s The Selection pilot.

Via THR, The British actress will play Ashley Brovillette, a naive young woman who is overjoyed to be chosen as one of the contestants for The Selection competition.

Anthony will take on the role of King Clarkson, the patriarch of the royal family that rules the nation. Clarkson is described as a seasoned leader and politico who warns his son, Maxon, that he’ll have to give up any idea of romantic love and that his choice should be based on making a powerful political alliance.

Yael Grobglas, Michael Malarkey, and Lucien Laviscount also star.

'The Selection' Casting News: Meet The New Aspen!

'The Selection' Casting News: Meet The New Aspen!

Meet the new Aspen — Lucien Laviscount!

The 20-year-old British actor/singer joins the CW’s pilot The Selection alongside Yael Grobglas and Michael Malarkey (via Deadline).

Aspen Leger is a handsome/brave young man from the servant class who is having a secret, illegal relationship with America (Grobglas). Before, Aspen was played by William Moseley.

Set 300 years in the future, The Selection is billed as an epic romance centering on a working class young woman chosen by lottery to participate in a competition with 25 other ladies for Prince Maxon’s hand to become the nation’s next queen.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of the new cast?

Michael Malarkey: 'The Selection's New Prince Maxon!

Michael Malarkey: 'The Selection's New Prince Maxon!

Meet the new Prince Maxon — Michael Malarkey!

According to THR, the English actor will play the role vacated by Ethan Peck for the CW pilot opposite Yael Grobglas.

Maxon is the charming, self-serving and untrustworthy son of the king and queen who are not pleased with his reckless behavior. He’s thrilled to have a group of young women competing for his affections and is intrigued by the feisty labor class girl America.

Set 300 years in the future, The Selection is billed as an epic romance centering on a working class young woman chosen by lottery to participate in a competition with 25 other ladies for Prince Maxon’s hand to become the nation’s next queen.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Michael as Prince Maxon?

'The Selection' Casting News: Meet The New America Singer!

'The Selection' Casting News: Meet The New America Singer!

Meet the new America Singer — Yael Grobglas!

The Israeli actress scooped up the lead role in the CW’s pilot The Selection with only two weeks of preparation, Deadline reports.

Set 300 years in the future, The Selection is billed as an epic romance centering on a working class young woman chosen by lottery to participate in a competition with 25 other ladies for Prince Maxon’s hand to become the nation’s next queen.

The pilot formerly starred Aimee Teegarden as America, with William Moseley and Ethan Peck as Aspen and the Prince, respectively. Aimee, has since moved on to new CW project, Oxygen.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Yael as America?

'The Selection' Is Coming to the CW

'The Selection' Is Coming to the CW

Well, it’s official — The Selection is coming to the CW!

According to TVLine, the pilot is getting a revamp from last year’s version which starred Aimee Teegarden, William Moseley and Ethan Peck.

CW president Mark Pedowitz shared that the pilot is in contention for next fall’s lineup. “The script just came in,” he said. “It’s very well done.”

Set 300 years in the future, The Selection is billed as an epic romance centering on a working class young woman chosen by lottery to participate in a competition with 25 other ladies for Prince Maxon’s hand to become the nation’s next queen. No word on if Aimee, William or Ethan would be returning.

ARE YOU EXCITED for the book to becoming a television show?

'The Selection': The CW Midseason Pick Up?

'The Selection': The CW Midseason Pick Up?

Looks like page-to-screen adaption of Keira CassThe Selection might be coming to the CW after all.

Deadline reports that the series might be picked up for a midseason launch.

Screenwriters Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain will “likely use the books more of a jumping-off point the second time around.”

The cast is also expected to change, except lead Aimee Teegarden — “who got high marks.”

CW president Mark Pedowitz said at the upfront presentation last week, “I truly believe that there is a series in The Selection.”

TELL JJJ: What do you think? Would you still like to see The Selection on the CW, minus William Moseley and Ethan Peck?

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