The CW Network announced today that it has given series orders for their Arrow spin-off The Flash, IZombie, Jane the Virgin and The Messengers. In addition, the network has renewed The 100 (Season 2), Hart of Dixie (Season 4) and Beauty & the Beast (Season 3). Take a look at the official descriptions and cast members for the four new shows, debuting this fall on The CW.

The Flash

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Based upon characters published by DC Comics. Through a freak accident, scientist Barry Allen is given the power of super speed that transforms him into the Fastest Man Alive. Cast: Grant Gustin (Barry Allen); Jesse L. Martin (Det. West); Tom Cavanaugh (Harrison Wells).


A med student-turned-zombie takes a job in the coroner's office to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat to maintain her humanity, but with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse's memories. With the help of her medical examiner boss and a police detective, she solves homicide cases in order to quiet the disturbing voices in her head. Based on the characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, and published by DC Comics' Vertigo imprint. Cast: Rose McIver (Liv).

Jane the Virgin

Adapted from the successful Venezuelan telenovela. A series of surprising and unforeseen events causes a hard-working, religious young Latina woman to be accidentally artificially inseminated. Cast: Gina Rodriguez (Jane); Justin Baldoni (Rafael).

The Messengers

When a mysterious object crashes down to earth, a group of seemingly unconnected strangers die from the energy pulse, but then awaken to learn that they have been deemed responsible for preventing the impending Apocalypse. Cast: Shantel VanSanten (Vera); Diogo Morgado (The Man).