'Pandora' episode 1: With intergalactic threats, fatal secrets and a fearless protagonist, The CW's newest show promises a fun watch
It’s not a show you would have to think too hard to follow, but it will be one that has intricate storylines and character arcs along with in-depth backstories
The CW has a brand new show in the pipeline, which is all set to premiere on July 16, 2019, and it definitely piques our interests. As the network that has brought us incredibly and long-running shows such as ‘Supernatural,’ ‘Arrow,’ ‘The Flash,’ and ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ The CW has a reputation for creating shows that appeal to the younger demographic, with diverse storylines and characters. ‘Pandora’ seems to be no different.
Having relocated from Earth after the death of her parents, Jax (Priscilla Quintana) is lost and looking for answers. She moves to the Fleet Training Academy where she trains to defend the Galaxy from intergalactic threats. Meanwhile, she also manages to find a study group that becomes her second family.
However, what she does not anticipate is her own prominence and what her place is in the galaxy. A champion of equality and owner of unbreakable spirit, Jax navigates school with the help of her friends. The fact that her uncle is also a faculty there works against her favor, as one would suspect. She is the epitome of the CW protagonist – ethnically ambiguous, stunning, loyal, persistent and obsessed with the idea of finding out what happened to her family.
‘Pandora’ promises a good time. It’s not going to be a show you would have to think too hard to follow, but it will be one that has intricate storylines and character arcs along with in-depth backstories.
The show also teases – like most the CW shows – a very diverse cast, which includes Martin Bobb-Semple as Thomas James Ross, Telmina Sunny as Regan, Vikash Bhai as Martin Shral, and Tommie Earl Jenkins as Ellison Pevney, among others. Unlike ever before, these characters with their diverse backstories originating in various planets would be what truly sells the show. Of course, the mystery of how an entire colony was obliterated would also keep us coming back for more.
Season 1 Episode 1 of ‘Pandora’ premieres on Wednesday, July 17.