The CW has been struggling to find its footing after Nexstar has taken over and put Brad Schwartz incharge of programming. However, so far we have 1 renewal, All Americans Season 6. As we know, The Flash is coming to an end wrapping up its final season in May 2023. Their hit series, Riverdale, as well as Nancy Drew also end this year. We’re still waiting to hear about the fate of the rest of their lineup. However, The CW has announced they have acquired two new International Summer Dramas that will premiere in May!


Today, The CW announced they’re are adding two new international Dramas to their summer lineup. First, the supernatural crime thriller, The Rising. Next, the Australian surfer drama, Barons.


The Rising is the story of Neve Kelly (Clara Rugaard), who discovers that she is dead. Understandably, she’s scared and confused by this new (non) existence. However, when she realizes she has been murdered, she’s furious. Determined to find her killer and get justice, she takes advantage of her new supernatural abilities to go where the police can’t and investigate her own death. In doing so, she uncovers deeply buried secrets and is forced to re-examine everything about her life and the people she cared about. With a distinctive tone and visual style, THE RISING is a story about love, justice and the cost of pursuing the truth in a world that wants to keep it hidden.

The series is from Sky Studios, and originally aired in the UK in 2022. The Rising is written by Pete McTighe (A Discovery of Witches) and Charlotte Wolf (The Last Kingdom). Serena Thompson, Julian Stevens and McTighe will executive produce. Directing is Ed Lilly, and distribution is by NBCUniversal Global Distribution.


Barons is set at a time of sexual liberation, social disruption, protest and war. The eight-part series captures a unique moment of upheaval and opportunity as a new surfing counterculture collides with the realities of enterprise. Two best friends, inspired by their love for the Australian beach, create what will become rival iconic surf brands. Little do they know that their success will tear them—and their worlds—apart. When their businesses go mainstream, the young rebels and their friends find themselves pulled deep into a world of corporate politics, jealousy, homophobia and racial tension. In selling their dream to the world, they create bitter, lasting rivalries. 

Baron originally aired on Australian public broadcaster this year, and stars Sean Keenan (Dance Academy), Ben O’Toole (Bloody Hell), Jillian Nguyen (Loveland), and Hunter Page-Lochard (Streamline). The series comes from Micanical Media, 2 Jons, as well as Fremantle Australia. The series was created by Liz Doran, Michael Lawrence, and John Molloy and directed by Shawn Seet in collaboration with surf director Taylor Steele.

Both show premiere on Monday May 29 with The Rising airing at 8pm and Barons at 9pm.