The CW Acquires Series from Italy, Australia


The CW Network has acquired two new series for its roster in the U.S., including the Australian comedy-drama Bump.

Nathalie Morris (Almost Paradise, One Lane Bridge) stars in Bump as Olympia “Oly” Chalmers-Davis, an overachieving 17-year-old student who knows exactly where she’s going—until she unexpectedly goes into labor. Now, she must navigate this sudden onset of adulthood.

Created by Claudia Karvan and Kelsey Munro, Bump is produced by Roadshow Rough Diamond (Romper Stomper, Les Norton, Australian Gangster).

Also coming to The CW is the Italian drama Leonardo, starring Aidan Turner (Poldark, The Hobbit) in the titular role. The series explores the secrets and drama behind the genius of Leonardo da Vinci—his life, his work and his personal struggles, set against the backdrop of Renaissance Italy.

The show was created by Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files, The Man in the High Castle, Medici) and Steve Thompson (Sherlock, Doctor Who) and directed by Dan Percival (The Man in the High Castle, Death Comes to Pemberley) and Alexis Sweet (Don Matteo, Back to the Island). It is produced by Lux Vide with Rai Fiction and Big Light Productions, in association with France Télévisions and RTVE.