Just in time for Valentine’s Day, a pilot episode of the highly-anticipated supernatural romance Cupid’s Match, premiered today on the CW’s digital network, CW Seed. The pilot stars General Hospital’s Robert Palmer Watkins, along with Michel Janse and Dane Oliver.
“Cupid’s Match” tells the story of Lila Black, a 17-year-old high school student who finds herself in a supernatural world of romance, adventure, and betrayal when the mysterious Cupid’s Matchmaking Service contacts her to let her know she’s been matched with the one and only Cupid, which is in fact not a good thing.
Lila discovers there is a whole secret organization of cupids, and their #1 rule is they can never be matched up with anyone. The fact that the original Cupid has been matched up is unprecedented, and legends say that very bad things will happen if Lila falls for Cupid… who of course is quite irresistible. Soon there is a chaotic frenzy as everyone around Lila and Cupid works to try and understand how this match happened and how they can stop it! Enemies assemble, mythical arrows fly, and an evil Goddess is awakened.
Watch the trailer below and then click this link to watch the pilot episode on CW Seed. Check it out to see what all the buzz has been about!
Press ▶ on the official #CupidsMatch trailer from Tongal creators @KR_squared_prod, a mother-daughter directing-producing-screenwriting powerhouse team. Watch the pilot on @cwseed this #ValentinesDay. pic.twitter.com/OUCQxHKetl
— Tongal (@tongal) February 8, 2018
Written by Lauren Palphreyman, Cupid’s Match quickly became one of the most viral stories from Wattpad in 2017, garnering over 35 million reads online.
Tongal, the CW, and Wattpad partnered together to develop the digital pilot, starting the process by leveraging the Tongal platform and filmmaking community to find talent to bring the book to life as a can’t-miss series. Three finalists received funding to produce a proof of concept in the form of a series trailer, and one grand prize winner—mother-daughter team KR Squared Productions—was selected to create the pilot episode with the potential to develop the entire series.