With The Hunger Games right around the corner, and with the knowledge that is going to pretty much dominate the YA scene (as well as my scene cause c’mon it’s going to be fantastic) The CW is jumping on the dystopian bandwagon with their newest pilot, “The Selection”.
“The Selection” will be based on the novel of the same name written by Kiera Cass. The plot follows the teen girls who are chosen via lottery to complete for love, wealth, and a brighter future.
The official description is as follows:
Based on the trilogy-to-be by Kiera Cass, the plot of “The Selection” reads like the setup for “The Bachelor” with a dystopian twist: 35 girls are selected to compete for the affections of a handsome, aristocratic prince, a competition that promises wealth, happiness and an escape from the lifetime of poverty and struggle that most citizens face.
This is definitely a little like The Hunger Games meets the Bachelor in a way they should never meet. I mean they never even have to face certain death like in the Games.
Personally, I don’t think I would ever watch this show. I think that the CW is just trying to capitalize on the Games fan base. Although many young adults might enjoy this show (maybe I am just to old at 22 to appreciate it). However, I do think it will do well with its target audiences.
There is no word yet on who will star in the series or when the pilot episode is expected to be premiere.
Would you watch “The Selection”?