‘School For Psychics’: CW Enrolls ‘Jane the Virgin’ Paul Sciarrotta’s Drama

Posted by October 17, 2017 Comment

You’re a young woman looking for some purpose in your life who discovers she has powerful latent psychic abilities. Next thing you know, you find yourself recruited into a secret government program where you learn to control and use your abilities. Seems reasonable, right? Did I mention that your newfound abilities are going to come in really handy when you start looking into a conspiracy that threatens every psychic around the world? Or that all of this somehow connect back to the mysterious murder of your parents twenty years earlier?

That’s the premise behind School For Psychics, a new drama series from The CW and based on K.C. Archer’s upcoming book trilogy. Previously serving as co-executive producer on Jane the Virgin, Paul Sciarrotta is set to write the adaptation; and will executive produce the potential series with Dan Jinks (NBC’s Nancy Drew) and Jason Egenberg (Unthinkable).

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Set for release in early April 2018 by CBS-owned publisher Simon & Shuster, here is a summary for the first book in the The School for Psychics series:

An entrancing new series starring a funny, impulsive, and sometimes self-congratulatory young woman who discovers she has psychic abilities—and then must decide whether she will use her skills for good or…not.

Teddy Cannon isn’t your typical twenty-something woman. She’s resourceful. She’s bright. She’s scrappy. She can also read people with uncanny precision. What she doesn’t realize: she’s actually psychic.

When a series of bad decisions leads Teddy to a run-in with the police, a mysterious stranger intervenes. He invites her to apply to the School for Psychics, a facility hidden off the coast of San Francisco where students are trained like Delta Force operatives: it’s competitive, cutthroat, and highly secretive. They’ll learn telepathy, telekinesis, investigative skills, and SWAT tactics. And if students survive their training, they go on to serve at the highest levels of government, using their skills to protect America, and the world.

In class, Teddy befriends Lucas, a rebel without a cause who can start and manipulate fire; Jillian, a hipster who can mediate communication between animals and humans; and Molly, a hacker who can apprehend the emotional state of another individual. But just as Teddy feels like she’s found where she might belong, strange things begin to happen: break-ins, missing students, and more. It leads Teddy to accept a dangerous mission that will ultimately cause her to question everything—her teachers, her friends, her family, and even herself.

(Last Updated October 17, 2017 1:43 pm )

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