Just a few months after the series finale of Riverdale, one of the veterans of the hit show from The CW makes their way back to the network in a brand-new series. Vanessa Morgan, who played Toni Topaz on the mystery drama series, returns to The CW in the Canadian procedural detective dramedy Wild Cards alongside Grey's Anatomy alum Giacomo Gianniotti.
In the series, Morgan stars as Max Mitchell, a con woman who gets arrested and lands in the custody of Cole Ellis, a detective who has been saddled with nautical duties. After Max inadvertently helps Ellis solve a crime, both of them are seemingly offered second chances. However, in order to get what they both want, they will have to work together moving forward. Easier said than done, right?
Wild Cards takes its set up from other odd couple dramedy procedurals such as Castle, So Help Me Todd, Bones, and others, but it's clear from the trailer that its paying homage to those kinds of series while doing its own thing. Likewise from the trailer, Morgan and Giannotti's chemisty is apparent. There's no doubt the shippers will be putting these two together from their first meeting.
Unfortunately, the newest series on The CW won't make its way to Netflix. The network no longer has a streaming deal with Netflix, apart from carrying All American and its spinoff All American: Homecoming, which means shows from the network will stream elsewhere. For now, Wild Cards will be available to stream on The CW's app and website the day after its televised airing.
Wild Cards makes its premiere on The CW on Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 8/7c. The series premiered in Canada one week earlier on Wednesday, Jan. 10 on CBC. Still wondering if you should check out the series? Here's a bonus: Beverly Hills, 90210 star Jason Priestley co-stars in the series as Max's imprisoned father George. Another '90s heartthrob on The CW!
Watch the trailer in the video below to see Morgan and Gianniotti in action!
Even though some people might be turned off from The CW after what has happened to the network in the past two years (namely, the rapid cancellation of almost its entire lineup), Wild Cards looks to be a positive step in the right direction. You can't go wrong with the leads, and also Priestley, and the "blue sky" procedural setup isn't something the network has done before. It's so needed!
These days, there seem to be no rules when it comes to the cross pollination of streaming. HBO, Disney, Paramount, Warner Bros., and other studios with their own streaming services have started to license content to Netflix again, which could makes the future of our watch lists unpredictable. Currently, there's no clear path for Wild Cards to Netflix, but we'll keep our fingers crossed.
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