DC/CW shows get an early renewal and a small nod to another show as Mark Pedowitz, CW president, makes a comment during the network’s TCA appearance. Batwoman’s pilot has been ordered, but the small comment from Pedowitz gives fans hope that it’s already considered greenlit. What info do we have on the 6th DC/CW show? What’s for sure and certain and what’s just rumor? Arrowverse and Batwoman fans alike wait with bated breath for the next female lead CW comic book show. It seems as long as “Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind” brings in viewers, CW is willing to embrace the trend.
Other than Christopher Nolan‘s Batman Trilogy and the recent Wonder Woman film, DC has struggled to find their feet on the big screen. Films like Batman V. Superman, and The Justice League have definitely not met studio (or fan) expectations. Each Marvel film seems to have a bigger following than previous films while DC films seem to get more complaints. The discussion on Marvel films is the meaning and characters, while discussion of DC films is about their failures. But one area that DC has not only done well but has full saturation is TV. There are many live-action DC shows on TV now with more on the way. (more…)
There’s so much news right now, we’re going to combine as much as we can into one post. So what what are you looking for? Some discussion about a long in the works X-Men project you thought was dead? The start of a brand new DC TV show? News concerning your favourite couple from Suicide Squad? About a potential spoiler for the Warner Bros. panel at San Diego Comic Con this afternoon? (more…)
The CW announced its 2017/2018 schedule this morning, and for those hoping for five nights of superheroes, you are bound to be disappointed to learn that Black Lightning, CW’s fifth superhero series based on DC Comics, will not be making its debut this fall. Alas, you will have to enjoy for the next couple of months this two-and-a-half minute trailer for the series, which features a new super-powers story that seems both personal and timely. “Black Lightning was a savior who kept our streets and our schools safe,” goes the narration. “He was hope personified, but he was also Jefferson Pierce, my father.” (more…)
On April Fool’s Day, there was a Facebook gag on the social media site that said that the CW had cancelled all their series except the superhero ones and it was going to reband itself on the basis of being all-superheroes, all the time. It was a joke, but maybe now not too far from the truth. Following up on the CW picking up the pilot for Black Lightning after it was cast off at Fox, the network has officially announced that the series will be a part of its 2017-2018 line-up joining Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl. So DCTV five nights a week, then? (more…)
As the first black superhero to have his own DC standalone comic book series, Black Lightning is not only an iconic character, but has a legacy that is significant well beyond the realm of comics. Created by Tony Isabella and Tony von Eeden, Black Lightning is an Olympic gold medallist, a high school principal and an accomplished member of the Justice League – and that is all before you consider the impact his presence had on the emerging representation of African-Americans in popular culture. Now that The CW is giving the superhero his own show, the new incarnation has a lot to live up to. (more…)
One of the earliest African American superheroes in DC comics, Black Lightning‘s first story was published in 1977. Forty years later, The CW has finally offered the hero the pilot for his own television series, after it was passed up by Fox. With Salim Akil directing the pilot, Mara Brock Akil and Greg Berlanti on board to develop the character and Sarah Schecter also involved in executive production, the show is now well under way in terms of production and it’s now only a matter of time before we finally get to see Black Lightning on screen. (more…)
Looks like the Arrowverse… um… Flarrowverse… well… the lineup of DC television shows on The CW is expanding to add yet another series! Fox has decided to pass on picking up Black Lightning, so like all the other DC shows (Except maybe for Gotham and Lucifer), it’s joining the likes of Arrow, The Flash, DC Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl.
Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl) continues to grow his super hero television series empire with a new series Black Lightning. FOX has committed to a pilot for the new series written by Salim and Mara Brock Akil (The Game, Being Mary Jane). What will the new series look like? (more…)
Super producer Greg Berlanti has been on a roll in the superhero world. The man has made it so that we have a DC Comics show on almost every day of the week on the CW network. We already have Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and now have Supergirl coming over from CBS this fall. With all the “Arrowverse” shows under one roof, we’re also getting crossover shows for each of those characters working together as well. Needless to say, Berlanti is now the king of network superheroes… and he’s not done yet.