The CW is developing a new mystery series from Life Sentence writing duo Erin Cardillo (The Suite Life on Deck, Isn’t It Romantic) and Richard Keith (Grow Up Already, Significant Mother). According to Deadline, Cardillo and Keith will write and executive produce Pandora’s Box and Ship through their In Good Company production team. Additional producers include Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars, Party Down), Dan Etheridge (The Nines, The Good Doctor), and Rebecca Franko (iZombie).
The show will center on Lou Tucker, a wise-cracking, self-absorbed parcel worker who inadvertently releases the contents of Pandora’s Box onto our world, via Deadline. Tucker and a mismatched team of nobodies will have to fight to find the creatures, and return them to their prison.
The show is the third being developed under Cardillo and Keith’s overall deal with Warner Bros. Television. According to Deadline, they have three other projects in the works. At ABC, they sold Love Me, an hour drama being produced by Elizabeth Banks (Charlie’s Angels, Pitch Perfect) and Max Handelman’s (Surrogates) Brownstone production outfit. Over at HBO Max, the two are working on The Beach, a drama produced through Alloy Entertainment. Finally, the two co-created Nobody’s Princess, a musical comedy for Amazon Prime which they will also executive produce.
Cardillo and Keith’s Life Sentence was their most recent series at The CW. The 2018 comedy starred Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars, Truth or Dare) as Stella Abbott, a young woman who begins living life to the fullest after a daunting diagnosis only gives her a few months to live. But after learning she isn’t going to die, Stella must re-examine the choices she’s made and focus on the kind of life she wants to live with this second chance. The series also starred Elliot Knight (Sinbad, American Gothic), Jayson Blair (The Hard Times of RJ Berger, The New Normal), Dylan Walsh (Nip/Tuck, The Stepfather), Brooke Lyons (Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector, 2 Broke Girls), and Carlos PenaVega (Big Time Rush, Spare Parts). It was canceled after one season.