According to The CW’s CEO, Mark Petowitz, they are committed to making this show work! So there is at least a silver lining.
The reason you do pilots is that sometimes things fail, and it was just a failure. We completely believe in casting. We believe in Diablo [Cody] et Heather [Regnier], the writers. We believe in the auspices of Greg Berlanti and Warner [Bros. TV] studios. In this case, the driver did not work. But because we see that there are enough elements in there, we wanted to give it another chance. That’s why we didn’t want to go ahead with what we had. Tonale, that maybe sounded a little too campy. It didn’t feel as grounded in reality as it might have felt. But again, you learn things when you test things. And so in this case, we felt, take a step back and go back to the drawing board.