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.
Arrow, while to many not the best super hero series ever put together, still has a strong fan base – enough to get it a solid shot at a second season. And as part of the DC/Warner Bros. world, it has the potential to introduce some characters to us and perhaps flesh out the overall DC universe. Season 2 is coming up this fall and with San Diego Comic Con, the powers-that-be decided to tease us with a bit of footage from the new episodes. Though about half of the video is Season 1, set-up type stuff, the rest shows a few new baddies, some growing character relationships and a hint at possible changes for the show. Check it all out below:
And check out the new season of Arrow when it premieres this fall on October 9th.
Thanks to Coming Soon for helping us spread the love.
Back in 2011 Summer Glau got her first taste of being a superhero outside being a terminator or a gifted intellectual with psychic abilities on NBC’s failed series, The Cape. A lot of people cursed the show and it resulted in an early cancellation, and a lot of bit parts for Summer. Now it looks like DC and The CW are welcoming Glau to Starling City.
According to TV Line, Glau will join the second season of the CW series, Arrow as Isabel Rochev, who fans of the comics will recognize as a strong villain in Green Arrow’s Rogue gallery. This marks a substantial role for Summer and will be her second role in the DC Universe, the first being her role as Supergirl in the animated Superman/Batman: Apocalypse. Fans of the series will recognize Rochev’s name as it was referenced once in the first season of Arrow. In Season 2 she is described as, “the beautiful and dangerous Vice President of Aquisitions for Stellmoor International, a company looking to take over Queen Consolidated. Per DC lore, Isabel fancies herself a bit of a rightful heir to the Queen family business, and as such she will be eager to get Ollie out of her way.”
Summer should fit quite well into the role, as she’s played many characters in the past are who soft-spoken, but highly dangerous individuals. No word on when she will begin filmingto , but look for her to be possibly present at this year’s SDCC as Arrow will be highlighted at the convention next week.
Arrow Season 2 premieres on the CW Wednesday, October 9th.
Arrow‘s first season was a surprising success. It not only broke free of Smallville‘s shadow, but proved a “grittier”, more “realistic” and grounded superhero show could prove popular. Greenlit for a second season our thoughts turn to what new heroes and villains we can expect to appear in Starling City. For bad guys, they’re going to need a real strong pick to follow John Barrowman’s Merlyn. And with his son, Tommy, uh, out of commission, I don’t believe we’re going to see a son-succeeds-the-father kind of thing anytime soon. So who’s a likely candidate to be the big bad in Season 2? My money’s on Manu Bennet as Slade Wilson’s better known alter ego, Deathstroke. It’ll be twice as conflicting for Oliver since we’ve seen the two share a past with their time on the island. And with Bennet being promoted to series regular, I think I’ve made a smart bet.
Executive producer, Marc Guggenheim also teased we’ll see not one big bad in Season 2, but rather two, with one fulfilling the sleazy, corporate role of Barrowman’s Well-Dressed Man and another in the more hands-on role. To MTV, Guggenhiem said, “They’ll both be very recognizable names to fans of the comic book. We’re really excited about both of them.” So if Deathstroke’s the “get your hands dirty” villain, who will be brains behind the brawn?
And with more villains, you need more heroes, right? Colton Haynes, the soon to be sidekick of The Hood because, come on, there’s be no more obvious plot line in television history, hinted at a superhero team in Arrow‘s future. Speaking with MTV, Haynes said, “A few of the most important DC characters are going to be coming to Arrow, and quite possibly working in a team together.” Most important DC characters, huh? That immediately makes you think the Trinity, but I can’t imagine they’ll show up in Starling City anytime soon. I’m thinking we’ll see some high profile, non-powered heroes since they’ll tie in better with Arrow‘s premise. Nightwing, maybe? That’d be a neat tie-in to Gotham without actually including Batman, and they’ve sure name-dropped Nightwing’s other stomping grounds, Bludhaven more than once. How about Wildcat? He could feature as not only another hero but maybe a trainer for Oliver. And hell, maybe we’ll finally see Laurel become Black Canary. Were that to happen, I could die happy.
What heroes and villains would you like to see join Arrow next season?
Sources: MTV via Blastr
A Season 1 finale needs to deliver on a lot of levels. We need to see the season’s over-arching threat thwarted, we need to see how each character relates to the endgame, and we need to have enough left over to leave us chomping at the bit for Season 2. And after a season that was often more shaky than solid, Arrow‘s finale, “Sacrifice“, went out on a strong note. Possibly the strongest of the season.
Last week’s episode left Oliver (Stephen Amell) in the custody of Malcolm (John Barrowman), after learning The Hood and his son’s best friend are the same guy. With Ollie in chains, Malcolm moves forward with his plan to decimate The Glades with the seismic device from Unidac Industries. But not before belittling Oliver with how easily he’s been beaten, again. Having made a name for himself as the courageous and cheeky Captain Jack, watching Barrowman gleefully ooze with arrogance about his crusade to save the city from the corruption of The Glades is a treat. I’m already campaigning for him to get more villainous roles in the future. And while he’s the most charming of villains, he’s still incredibly cold and calculating, and no more so than when manipulating his son, Tommy (Colin Donnell).