May came early for several popular CW shows as the netlet announced sweeping renewals for several of its top shops. Fans of Arrow, Supernatural, Reign, The Vampire Diaries, and its spin-off The Originals can breath a sigh of relief because your favorite show will be back on the dial in the 2014-2015 season. (more…)
She’s been a part of Lex Luthor’s Secret Society of Super Villains, she’s tried to assassinate Superman with Kryptonite bullets, and she’s one of the two inheritors of leadership in the League of Assassins, and now, Nyssa al Ghul is ready to make her live-action debut on next Wednesday’s episode of Arrow, and we’ve got the pics of actress Katrina Law playing the part. (more…)
Before we all got bogged down in this Gal Gadot and “Are her boobs big enough to play Wonder Woman?” nonsense, there was an idea to get Wonder Woman back on our TV’s and I’m not referring to the Adrianne Palicki version. When Arrow became a hit last fall, The CW wondered (hehe) what other superhero characters they could give the “Year One” treatment, and they liked one pitch called Amazon. Although it wasn’t ready for this past fall, many believed that the netlet would give it another go, but today at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, CW bosses said for the record that Amazon is no more. (more…)
We’re just one week away from the return of Arrow, the hit CW show, and my personal favorite hour of television, and we’ve got some goodies to get you warmed up for another mission in Starling City! A badass new trailer hyping the hunt for Brother Blood, and some semi-spoiler details on how we can expect the second half of the show to unfold, following the awesome mid-season finale are all waiting for you after the jump. (more…)
The CW might as well change it’s name to “The DC” if this trends keep going the way they are. Bleeding Cool is hearing that Warner Bros has another DC Comics property warming up in the bullpen, which is already pretty full with series based on The Flash, Hourman and iZombie all warming up. So will there be room on the network schedule for a live-action Young Justice? (more…)
If this keeps up, The CW may have to change its network initials to “DC.” Already enjoying success with Arrow, which is soon to spin-off The Flash and is now currently plugging away on an Hourman series, the netlet is looking to add a new series based on the Vertigo imprint comic iZOMBIE. And as an unexpected bonus, it’s being adapted by some very fan friendly writers. (more…)
The entire supernatural genre is exploding right now, and The CW is clearly doing its best to take full advantage of the craze. With shows like Supernatural, Reign, The Originals, Vampire Diaries, and a few others that I’m sure I’m either forgetting or don’t know about, CW viewers might be happy to hear that a western themed show could be joining The CW’s line-up.
Some of the folks that managed to make it down to San Diego for Comic Con this year were treated to a sizzle reel marketing splat from the folks at the CW, showing off some of what to expect from the second season of Arrow. Now, the powers-that-be have seen fit to let the rest of us commoners have something to watch, giving us the first preview of what we can expect once the new season airs. Check it out below:
And check out the next season of Arrow when it airs in just over a month, on Wednesday, October 9th.
Thanks to Coming Soon for the heads-up.
EDITORS NOTE: This story was written by NB newbie Brent Cook, who is earning his publishing wings.
The question’s been asked: will The CW’s success with Arrow inspire other DC Comic’s heroes to join the network’s line-up, and apparently, there might be an answer later today at the annual Television Critics Association gathering in Los Angeles.
Deadline has learned that later today at The CW panel, the network will announce that their are actively developing a new series based on The Flash by the Arrow team of co-creators Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg and director David Nutter. The series will be developed by Berlanti, Kreisberg and DC Comics writer and co-publisher Geoff Johns with the intention of introducing The Flash in an upcoming episode of Arrow before spinning him off into his own series next fall. The CW recently used this strategy in creating The Originals, the spin-off of The Vampire Diaries that premieres this fall.
Nothing’s official yet, although Deadline says adds that “expanding DC’s footprint on the CW has been a priority for the network and DC sibling Warner Bros. TV.” The previously in-development pilot script for Amazon, a series based on Wonder Woman, was quietly put on hold this past spring, so The CW seems to be banking on Flash now for more superhero success on TV, which could be a trend if Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. takes off on ABC as many people expect.
This won’t be the first time The Flash has come to TV screens as you might recall. John Wesley Shipp (Dawson’s dad) starred as the scarlet speedster in a short-lived 1990 series on CBS that has enjoyed some cult status in the years since it was cancelled.
More news as it develops.