The CW has unveiled the artwork for the 2018 fall launch of its new series All American and Charmed. The new art will appear in The CW’s national outdoor, print, and digital marketing this fall. Key art for The CW’s 2018 fall series Legacies will be released at a later date.
The All American key art, with the tag line “Dream Big. Stay Real.,” features Billy Baker (Taye Diggs) and Spencer James (Daniel Ezra). The Charmed art features the “Charmed Ones,” sisters Macy Vaughn (Madeleine Mantock), Melanie “Mel” Vera (Melonie Diaz) and Margarita “Maggie” Vera (Sarah Jeffery), with the tag line “Stronger Together.”
The CW’s Executive Creative Director is Rick Frey. The Art Director for All American is The Refinery. The Art Director for Charmed is Brian Hunt. Photographer credit for All American and Charmed is Marc Hom.
All American debuts on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) on The CW.
Spencer James (Daniel Ezra) is a rising high school football player and A student at South Crenshaw High. Compton is the place he calls home. But when Beverly High School’s football coach Billy Baker (Taye Diggs) recruits him to join the team in Beverly Hills, Spencer’s mother, Grace (Karimah Westbrook), and his best friend, Coop (Bre-Z), convince Spencer it’s an opportunity he has to seize. Now Spencer must navigate two worlds — the south side neighborhood that he knows and the affluent Beverly Hills world that has offered him an opportunity for something bigger. When Spencer is forced to move in with Billy and his family to protect his transfer permit to Beverly, Billy’s son Jordan (Michael Evans Behling), the team’s starting quarterback, is less than thrilled to be sharing his father’s attention — or the team spotlight — with Spencer. While Spencer struggles to find his footing, he makes an unlikely friend in Jordan’s sister, Olivia (Samantha Logan), who is dealing with her own demons. He also quickly develops a crush on his classmate, Layla (Greta Onieogou), something her boyfriend, Asher (Cody Christian), quickly realizes — and so, he sets out to drive Spencer off the football team and out of Beverly Hills for good.
Charmed debuts on Sunday, October 14, 2018 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) on The CW.
“Stronger together.” That’s what Marisol (guest star Valerie Cruz) tells her daughters, firebrand social justice warrior Melanie “Mel” Vera (Melonie Diaz), and her sister, fun-loving Maggie (Sarah Jeffery), about their family. Mel is a graduate student in the women’s studies department her mother heads at Hilltowne University; Maggie is a freshman considering sorority rush (to Mel’s amused dismay) and going “on” again with her on-again/off-again boyfriend, Brian (guest star Charlie Gillespie). But then, a shocking tragedy shatters their world and threatens their sibling bond: Marisol dies in a horrifying accident. Or was it? Three months later, we find Mel unable to accept the official explanation of their mother’s death, while Maggie accuses her of being morbidly obsessed. And then, another huge shock shows up at their front door: they have an older sister – brilliant geneticist Macy (Madeleine Mantock), whom their mother kept a secret all these years! Macy is new in town and doesn’t know a soul (except for Galvin (Ser’Darius Blain), the cute fellow scientist who’s been showing her around). Macy is eager to connect with Mel and Maggie, but Mel can’t handle another shock, and shuts her out.
With the emotions of all three sisters running high, each of the girls suddenly exhibit impossible new abilities: Mel can freeze time, Maggie starts hearing others’ thoughts and Macy has telekinetic powers. But don’t worry, there’s a perfectly reasonable explanation…or so says Harry Greenwood (Rupert Evans) – who as far as they know is the officious new chair of the women’s studies department – when he gathers the three sisters together to reveal they’re actually powerful witches, as was their mother. And he’s not really a professor, he’s their “Whitelighter,” a witch’s advisor and guide! Not only that, but Mel was right: their mother’s death was no accident – she was murdered by unknown dark forces. It’s a lot to take in, but ultimately the sisters accept their new destiny as The Charmed Ones…and their new duty to protect humankind from the demons that walk among us…one of whom killed their mother. With the Power of Three, they are stronger together… even if they have no idea what they’re really up against.