Josh Schwartz, creator of The O.C., and the CW’s golden child (he currently has four series running or about to premiere on the network: Gossip Girl, Hart of Dixie, the Carrie Diaries and Cult) is teaming up with Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho) and Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight) for yet another hour-long CW teen drama, Copeland Prep. Ellis is said to be writing the script and acting as executive producer alongside Fake Empire’s Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. Hardwicke will act as an executive consultant on the project (look at her IMDB page and you’ll see why. Essentially, if the CW made movies …). For what Copeland Prep is all about, hit the jump.
Vampires? Werewolves? Pardon, but that’s soooo 2010. In a really obvious metaphor, the secondary school of Copeland Prep is so tough and so competitive that it turns its students into — wait for it — monsters! And the poor surrounding town will seemingly get the brunt of their mischief. Is this based on a true story?
At the very least, Schwartz seems to know exactly what the CW’s audience wants to see. And given the pedigree of those involved, Copeland Prep (which has currently been given script orders) could actually be worthwhile. Of course, if you’re not into any of Schwartz’s other projects, chances are you might not have much time for this one, either.
Story via THR.