Despite walking away from THE SELECTION, a teen-oriented story of competition and fatal elimination a la THE HUNGER GAMES, THE CW continues to pursue an episodic series focused on teenage annihilation. Currently in talks to adapt for the small screen the Japanese cult film BATTLE ROYALE, the network hopes to capitalize on the huge success of THE HUNGER GAMES books and movie(s). At yesterday’s Television Critics Association press conference, THE CW head honcho MARK PEDOWITZ soft-pedaled the BATTLE ROYALE rumors while confirming the reasons THE SELECTION was put on hold. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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