The CW Gets Into the Zombie TV Business with Awakening

It used to be I would go out of my way to avoid the CW network, the same way some people avoid that creepy old house down the block, or that creepy old uncle who likes to make you sit in his lap on the Holidays. Not so much nowadays. The network’s got a couple of shows that I watch regularly — “Supernatural” and “Nikita”. Every now and then I will tune into “Smallville” just to get a good laugh. Honestly, that show is just so campy and badly acted/written, it’s hilarious.

All that is to say, I might have to add a third show to my CW viewing schedule, now that the network known for its teen-friendly shows about teens (played 20/30-something actors, natch) has made a last-minute pick-up of a new zombie drama called “Awakening” from Canadian writers William Laurin and Glenn Davis, the same people behind “The Listener”.

The plot of the show will follow “two sisters who come of age and face off against one another amidst the beginning of a zombie uprising.”

Okay, not too thrilled about the “coming of age” part, which makes me think there is going to be a lot of teen angsty bullshit that the CW loves to wallow in so much, but love the “zombie uprising” part. Hopefully one will cancel out the other. Or, even better, eat the other to death and just get on with the zombie uprising.

'Next stop: angsty teen girls versus zombies. All aboard!'