THE CW NETWORK EXPANDS ITS SUMMER PROGRAMMING SLATE ACQUIRING NEW SERIES “THE OUTPOST” FROM ELECTRIC ENTERTAINMENT AND ARROWSTORM ENTERTAINMENT
The Fantasy-Adventure Series Executive Produced by Dean Devlin (“Stargate,” “The Librarians”) and Jonathan Glassner (“Stargate SG-1”) Makes Its U.S. Debut on The CW in Summer 2018
March 7, 2018 (Burbank, CA) – The CW Network will expand its summer programming slate with the acquisition of THE OUTPOST, a 10-hour fantasy-adventure series from Electric Entertainment and Arrowstorm Entertainment, executive producers Dean Devlin (“Stargate,” “The Librarians”), Jonathan Glassner (“Stargate SG-1”) and Jason Faller and Kynan Griffin, who created the series. The CW will announce the U.S. premiere night and time at a later date.
THE OUTPOST follows Talon (Jessica Green, “Ash vs Evil Dead”), the lone survivor of a race called “Blackbloods.” Years after her entire village is destroyed by a gang of brutal mercenaries, Talon travels to a lawless fortress on the edge of the civilized world, as she tracks the killers of her family. On her journey to this outpost, Talon discovers she possesses a mysterious supernatural power that she must learn to control in order to save herself, and defend the world against a fanatical religious dictator.
THE OUTPOST also stars Jake Stormoen (“Extinct,” “Mythica”), Imogen Waterhouse (“Nocturnal Animals”, “Braid”) Andrew Howard (“Hatfields and McCoys,” “Hell on Wheels”), Anand Desai-Barochia (“Emmerdale,” “Lake Mead”) and Robyn Malcolm (“Top of the Lake,” “Hostiles”).
“We are thrilled that “The Outpost” will be premiering on the CW this summer. The CW is an amazing platform for fantasy television and has a long history of success with the genre. We are confident that this is a terrific home for this project that we are so proud of — and look very much forward to this partnership,” says Devlin.
In addition to Devlin and Glassner, THE OUTPOST is executive produced by Electric Entertainment’s team of Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan-Wilson. Jennifer Griffin of Arrowstorm Entertainment is also producing. The deal was brokered by Steve Saltman, the newly appointed Head of Domestic Sales for Electric Entertainment. Electric is the worldwide sales agent on the series that will also air on SyFy channels outside the U.S.
About The CW:
THE CW TELEVISION NETWORK launched in 2006 as America’s fifth broadcast network, with programming targeting younger viewers, a demographic highly sought after by advertisers. The CW, a joint venture between Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corporation, will broadcast a six-night, twelve-hour primetime line-up, Sunday through Friday, beginning in Fall 2018. The CW’s primetime programming is also available to stream for free, without authentication, on the ad-supported cwtv.com and The CW app, now available on every major OTT platform. In daytime, The CW broadcasts a Monday through Friday afternoon block and a three-hour Saturday morning kids block. The CW’s digital network CW Seed launched in 2013 and offers original short-form digital content as well as past seasons of fan-favorite television series. For more information about the network and its programming, visit www.cwtvpr.com.
About Electric Entertainment
Electric Entertainment is a Los Angeles-based production, distribution and post-production company. Electric’s hit television series, The Librarians premiered its fourth season on December 13, 2017, and the company’s next film, the thriller, BAD SAMARITAN, will premiere in theaters nationwide this spring. The film, directed by Dean Devlin and starring David Tennant and Robert Sheehan, was produced by Devlin and his Electric Entertainment team of Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan-Wilson.
Electric’s newly created domestic distribution division just released Rob Reiner’s historical biopic, LBJ. The film stars Woody Harrelson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Richards Jenkins, Bill Pullman and Jeffrey Donovan. The company also recently released the Tribeca Film Festival title, THE BOOK OF LOVE, starring Jason Sudeikis, Jessica Biel and Maisie Williams.
Electric’s Head of International Distribution Sonia Mehandjiyska, SVP International Distribution & Co-Productions Nolan Pielak and Head of Domestic Sales, Steve Saltman are selling the rights to BAD SAMARITAN, LBJ, The Librarians and The Outpost at upcoming markets including MIPTV.
About Arrowstorm Entertainment
Arrowstorm Entertainment is a rapidly expanding film production studio, headquartered in Utah, south of Salt Lake City. With over 20 internationally distributed feature films in the science fiction and fantasy genres, Arrowstorm is a powerhouse of creativity, giving life to undiscovered worlds that aim to capture the imaginations of audiences worldwide.