It appears that another DC Comics superhero is set to join the CW Network according to Deadline’s TV Editor, Nellie Andreeva, who broke the exclusive earlier today. The network are apparently fast tracking Flash, a drama project based on the Flash, by Arrow co-creators Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg.
Berlanti and Kreisberg will write the series alongside Geoff Johns of DC Entertainment, and it is expected that David Nutter, who did such a sterling job on the Arrow pilot, will be brought in to direct any potential pilot for Flash.
This would be a great addition to the CW lineup, and I’m personally hoping that it leads to an expanded DC Television Universe continuity. The idea at the moment is for the Flash to appear in an episode of Arrow next season before spinning off in to his own series. With that being the case it seems my lofty hopes may be entirely plausible.
It’s not all good news though. Whilst the future is bright for one superhero, it would seem that news on the Wonder Woman project is not so positive. CW had been lining up a pilot for Amazon, an origin story for Wonder Woman, and even commissioned a new script for it in May. Sadly the project is currently on hold.
Long time listeners to the NerdVsWorld show will know that I am of the opinion that any future Justice League plans should be focussed on the small screen, an area which DC and CW know tremendously well. Crossovers between Arrow and a future Flash series are excellent steps in the right direction, but any small screen Justice League plan HAS to include Wonder Woman.
Time will tell if Flash will open the gates for more superheroes to hit the small screen, or whether it will only be used to support the big screen outing of the Flash in 2016. I personally hope for the former.