The CW outlines its programming after restructuring… and canceling practically all our favorite series! However, Joan and The Librarians: The Next Chapter, the spin-off of the fantasy adventure series, stand as our two new obsessions. Ready to know all the details?
Here we go!
According to Deadline, Joan stars Sophie Turner, our Queen of the North on Game of Thrones. The show is planned as a six-part series and will tell the story of notorious jewel thief Joan Hannington, setting the backdrop of the 1980s, an era known for its bold fashion trends, iconic music, and cultural shifts.
The series opens with Joan, a fiery and uncompromising woman in her early twenties who is deeply scarred and vulnerable. She is a devoted mother to her six-year-old daughter, Kelly, but she is trapped in a disastrous marriage to a violent criminal named Gary.
When Gary runs away, Joan seizes the opportunity to create a new life for herself and her daughter. Adopting new identities and making new alliances and acquaintances along the way, Joan becomes a masterful jewel thief.
Turner will star in Joan opposite Frank Dillane as Boisie, a London antique dealer. For her part, Kirsty J. Curtis will play Nancy, Joan’s older sister and beauty salon worker, while Gershwyn Eustache Jr. will play Albie, an old acquaintance from Boisie who has made a new life in Spain with his wife Val, played by Laura Aikman.
As for the team behind the scenes, Joan is written by Anna Symon and directed by Richard Laxton. Ruth Kenley-Letts, Jenny Van Der Lande, Neil Blair, and Richard Laxton will serve as executive producers. Meanwhile, Paul Frift will serve as producer.
The other big bet of The CW is The Librarians: The Next Chapter. It’s a spin-off of the television series The Librarians, which ended a few years ago and followed the custodians of a magical repository of the world’s most powerful and dangerous supernatural artifacts.
The Librarians: The Next Chapter will tell the story of a “librarian” from the past, who traveled back in time to the present and now finds himself trapped here. When he returns to his castle, which is now a museum, he inadvertently casts magic across the continent.
Dean Devlin will reprise as executive producer and showrunner along with executive producers Rachel Olschan-Wilson and Marc Roskin. Jonathan English will serve as producer.