CW has been busy the last few days, recently ordering the Lucy Hale series Life Sentence and Black Lighting, the next DC Comics adaptation to be picked up by the network. Now DEADLINE is reporting that CW has also picked up the series Valor.
Valor is a military drama/conspiracy thriller starring Matt Barr. The series is written by Kyle Jarrow. The addition to this series comes after a longtime effort by Mark Pedowitz, the CW President, to launch a military-themed series on the network. In this series the lines between military discipline and human desires are tested on a U.S. Army base that houses an elite group of helicopter pilots. The stories will unfold in the present time as well as flashbacks to a failed mission that involved one of the first female pilots on the unit. This leads to many government and military secrets to be uncovered, which results in a plan to rescue a group of missing MIA soldiers.
The drama is being produced by CBS Television Studios alongside Warner Bros. Television. Executive producers for the show are Bill Haber, Anna Fricke, Kyle Jarrow and Michael Robin. Others joining Matt Barr on the show are Charlie Barnett, W. Tre Davis, Christine Ochoa, Nighel Thatch, Corbin Reid and Melissa Roxburgh.
This addition to the CW line up is part of an interesting trend of networks adding military themed programming to appeal to a “Trump America”. This is an interesting approach as it is well known that there is very clear line between people who support the President and those who don’t. I look forward to seeing the networks line-ups for the fall to see how many military themed shows make it. These are not my type of shows so I will certainly pass. How about you? Do you like military themed shows? Chime in below!