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Pilot Update

If you’ve been poking around, you might have already seen the news, but, if not, here’s what I know about The Selection pilot as of right now:

We are not on the fall schedule. And it turns out this is a good thing! The pilot, while very strong, wasn’t quite what people (not sure which people) thought it could be. But instead of dropping the show entirely, the CW plans to reshoot it.

From what I understand, the writers and producers are staying, and Aimee will stay on as America for sure, but some of the characters might be replaced and the script might be reworked. I have no clue and no say over who stays and goes, and I don’t know what they would change in the script. I pretty much find things out as they happen, about 5 minutes before you guys do. Sometimes not even that!

It sounds like the CW plans to move quickly, so we might see news in the next few months. If the pilot looks better the second time around, we might see the show air in mid-season (I think that means in the spring) or next summer. And that is actually a good thing, too!

There’s a chance that Book 2 will be out before or near the time the show would air, which means there’s more world for you to be grounded in. Maybe it’s just me, but I’m WAY into reading books before watching the shows or movies, so this possibility makes me happy.

And I think that’s everything. Stay tuned, of course. TV stuff seems to happen fast! I’ll keep you posted!

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Reader Comments (31)

Great to finally hear some news about the pilot! I've read several contradicting articles, some saying it was being re-shot while others said it was completely dropped. Thanks for clearing it up! =)

May 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMocha Latte

Yes I heard about this, it finally a good news for the show, but i'm sad that they would change some characters... We will see... And like you i prefer read a book before to see the scenes on screen. I prefer my imagination sometimes^^

Thanks for this news.

May 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commenternoémie

When will they start filming the selection?
the new update that cw is doing?
thank you for the news but I'm desperate!

May 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLucas

Kiera Cass in the Brazil we are very sad because the selection will not debut in October with the new series of CW. But we're waiting for the new driver that they are doing. we look forward to the series and his book that likely will go to the bookstores in September.

May 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLucas

Yay! Great news! The show sounds like it will be a hit, if it does in fact get picked up for mid-season/next Fall. :]

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRJ @ RJ Does Books!

I just can't wait! Im assuming according to what you said, this is a series, right? Most articles say that it's a movie O.o

When will the pilot air? And where? I dont want to miss it :3

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRosy

I live in Vancouver and I was thrilled to find out it was shooting there. Are you making any appearances for book signings or anything? If so, consider me and all my friends there. And I would really like to purchase a copy of The Siren however I can't find any in the book stores around here! I read the first couple chapters online and got hooked. I can't find it anywhere!

May 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie

okay so it sounds like im a little late on reading the selection but i just finished and im dying for the second one is there a definite time it is coming out? is it already out?. Also from what i was reading above, is there a tv show starting based on the book? im a little out of the loop so forgive me. :)

May 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTara Lombardi

I'm glad that there is a posibilty that the show might still come out! And I'm glad it's pushed off until a little later, because I like reading books before seeing what is going to happen on the show, and I would be so sad to know what happens in book 2 or 3 before it even comes out! I can't wait for book 2 and for more news on the show!

May 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaurissa

Thanks for posting all the latest updates so we can have the facts!

May 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKim

Hello, thanks for the update. I love TV and when I heard about this show I immediately thought 'great CW is trying to capitalize on Hunger Games'. Time went by and I kept having this nagging feeling that there was something more. So I jumped on my tablet and looked for your book on Nook. Found it and read the synopsis, now I was like "this is more like a twisted version of the Bachelor not Hunger Games." I clicked the buy button at around noon yesterday 5/24/2012. I finished your book with off and on reading while doing regular work same day around 7 pm. All I can say is WOW great work this is simple reading but creative and it captures your mind. You can see this future world with clarity and each chapter only tends to bring more questions. I don't want to spoil anything for people still reading so I will just say I think you had a enough of a story that you didn't have to make it more difficult at the end for your America. Of course with great difficulty comes the best stories. Good luck and I am looking forward to picking up your second book with only a hope that it is twice as long as this one. ;-)

May 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJames

HI MY NAME IS DPIQUE AND I LOVE YOUR BOOK THE SELECTION. I JUST FINISHED IT AT THIS MOMENT. BY THE WAY I STARTED IT THIS MORNING. I AM SO MAD AT MYSELF BECAUSE I WANTED TO READ IT CLOSE TO WHEN BOOK #2 CAME OUT BUT I COULDN'T CONTROL MYSELF. I LOVE IT AND I AM HUNGRY FOR MORE!!!!! I KNOW YOU CAN'T BUT MAYBE FOR YOUR BIGGEST FAN YOU COULD DROP SOME CLUES FOR BOOK #2 ?

LOVE YOUR BIGGEST FAN,
DPIQUE

May 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdpique

Hi Keira!
I really want to read your book "The Selection" but it isn't available in Spain, so I wanted to know if you are going to translate your amazing book to spanish, it would be a dream come true.

Best regards,

Cynthia Gómez Carmona

May 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCYNTHIA

Hi, just finished your book! It was great can't wait for the 2nd book to come out- do you have an idea of when it's going to come out because I can't wait also i'm a bit behind but reading your post makes me think your making a movie or show of the selection? am I right? Also when you release the next book are you going to put it on ibooks because otherwise I don't think it can get it.

June 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKimberley

Loved The selection and am looking forward to TV show, however the actors portraying Aspen and Maxon should be reversed!!

June 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

Hey! I think the actor Max Irons should be cast for Prince Maxon, if there changing actors for the characters. Hed be great.

June 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterConnie

DUDE THE BOOK IS SO GREAT I DON'T THINK I CAN TAKE WAITING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


DROP HINTS CLUES THE NAME ANYTHING!!!

PLEASE

June 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterALLI

is william mosley staying on the show. i will hate your books and the directors because i luuuuuuuuuuuvvvvvvv him sooooooooooooooo much he would be great for the show

June 11, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterfelicity

I love your books !!!😍😍😍💙💜💗💚❤ I'm your biggest fan !!! I was a little disappointed that it wasn't going to be a "movie" I was wondering how it was going to work out as a tv show and do you they they are going to change a lot of the book !!! I hope the script is exactly like the book.... Ur books are better than the hunger games and twilight series the best book ever!!!!!! Love your books you are an amazing author can't wait for book two !!! Love your biggest FAN EVER
-Anna

June 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnna Hayden

isso quer dizer que não vai sai esse ano, só ano que vem?
e eu amo o livro melhor ate que eu li agora

June 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterluana

Mid-season is in January. And I love your books !!!

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJaspreet

Just got the book yesterday and finished it. I stayed up all night reading it and loved it!!! This morning I started looking for book 2 but discovered that it wasn't out yet. :( Please make the release book 2 sooner I really can't wait to read it!! I am really pulling for America to choose Maxon... When you think you have got a date of when the release is would you post it please..
Thanks and loved your book!!!
Please keep me updated....

June 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBezold

Hi Kiera!
I picked your book out for summer reading bit, instead of it being a burden ...... I couldnt put the book down ! I have never read a book that fast! I am so thrilled this may become a TV show , because its hard to picture exactly what everyone looks like in your head ! I would watch every episode ! I am going to be dying until Book 2 comes out ! I am just going to keep re-reading the first ... I bet its gets even better anyways. I am going to check this site everyday so PLEASE keep your fans up to date I know I a MEGA fan and have never had a love for any other book in my life! When the book ended all I could was WHYYYYYY did it have to end WHYYYY?!?!?!? Anyways SO excited for Book 2 going to pre-order as soon as I can! But can I have one minor detail of Book 2........ the title?
Sincerly Cassandra

June 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKiera Cass

I just finished this book and loved it so much that I decided to check out your website. I had been thinking that The Selection would make a great TV show and had no idea about any of this news (yes, I live in a cave) so I'm thrilled to find out it might be! You truly are a talented writer and I loved The Selection (and Prince Maxon!!!!) Can't wait for more!

July 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterObsessed

i looooooove maxon!!!!!!!!!!! i will be sooooooooooooo mad if America ends up with aspen!!!!!! i cannot wait for the elite to come out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3 maxon and team maxon all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

July 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatie (TEAM MAXON)

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