The CW Greenlights Julie Plec Outbreak Pilot

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Because executive producing The Vampire Diaries and The Originals clearly isn't enough work...

The CW announced yesterday that it has ordered a one-hour pilot from Julie Plec.

Titled Cordon, the potential series will be set in a version of Atlana that is under quarantine due to a deadly epidemic. Those stuck on the inside will be forced to fight for their lives as a result of this outbreak. 

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The drama will be based on a Belgian program and tell the story of loved ones tragically torn apart, along with how the society that grows inside the quarantined area will result in both the devolution of humanity - and the creation of unlikely heroes.

The CW has also ordered a pilot for Tales From the Darkside, a horror anthology reboot of a 1980s series by the same name.

If the pilots themselves receive a series order green light, both may appear on The CW's 2015-2016 schedule.

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