The project, from Unforgettable's Sherri Cooper and Jennifer Levin, will focus on the relationship between NYPD detective Catherine (Kristin Kreuk) and Vincent Koslow, the survivor of a botched military experiment.
Life Unexpected actor Basis wil play Vincent's friend JT, according to Deadline.
His previous credits include guest roles on NCIS, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Supernatural.
ABC is also developing a pilot based on Beauty and the Beast, written by Human Target scribe Jon Steinberg.
Runaway Jury's Gary Fleder is involved in both projects, directing the CW pilot and executive-producing the ABC version.
Other pilots in development at The CW include comic book adaptation Arrow and Cult from Gossip Girl's Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.
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