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Forget kryptonite. The real killer for the superhero TV genre might be oversaturation.
Geoff Johns, Cco of DC Entertainment, is aware of this risk and is battling it through a diversification plan. This fall, the Warner Bros.-backed company will have four shows on three networks. It also has a fifth, the quirky, femme-skewing “iZombie,” in the warmer for the midseason on the CW.
“We’re creating this DC Universe world and introducing these DC heroes that we haven’t even gotten to talk about yet,” Johns says. “If you look at the shows we’re developing this season with Warner Brothers and all the networks, you can see they are all very different… Diversity in the properties and the tones and the shows is really important because there’s a huge audience out there and we want to have stuff for everybody. That goes from film to comics to games to TV shows. »
- Whitney Friedlander
Every summer tells the same story: superheroes reign supreme at the global box office, with studios churning out sequel after reboot after prequel to capitalize on pop culture’s hottest trend. This year’s undisputed champion is Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” which has raked in over $300 million domestically to date.
But while Marvel continues to dominate the big screen, rival publisher DC Comics is poised for a small screen coup. This fall, DC and Warner Bros. Television have three hotly anticipated comicbook properties slated to hit the air: the CW’s “Arrow” spinoff “The Flash”; NBC’s darker “Constantine” and Fox’s Batman prequel series “Gotham,” with CW procedural “iZombie” on deck for midseason. Looking ahead to next season, TNT is also nearing a pilot production order for “Titans,” a one-hour drama that will focus on DC’s younger heroes, while Fox just gave a put pilot production »
- Laura Prudom and Whitney Friedlander
Arrow‘s Facebook and Twitter feeds on Wednesday at long last lifted the hood on the CW hit’s Season 3 poster, and it features (a lot of sky plus) an arrow-shaped quintet of crimefighters.
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The core Team Arrow — Oliver, Diggle and Felicity — is now joined by Roy (decked out in full Arsenal gear) and legal eagle Laurel, who now is wise to ex-beau Oliver’s nocturnal activities (and earned a positional upgrade from last year’s poster).
With Arrow's seasons running to 23 episodes, there’s never a shortage of villains. Now a new name has been added to the ranks for season 3, alongside Matt Nable’s Ra’s al Ghul, Rila Fukushima’s Katana and more.
We’ve learnt that Nick Tarabay will appear in two episodes as Digger Harkness, better known to comic book readers as Captain Boomerang, traditionally a baddy for The Flash to deal with.
Hence why his second episode (episode eight of Arrow season three) will be a two-hour crossover event with The Flash, with Captain Boomerang as the main threat. Expect to see some actual boomerangs, as that name isn’t traditionally figurative.
You might recognise the man throwing things at our two heroes, as Tarabay has popped in various geek-friendly projects over the last few years. »
Warner Bros. is showing no signs of slowing down when it comes to bringing DC Comics characters to the small screen, as Deadline is now reporting that Lucifer, a character who debuted in Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman and eventually got his own eponymous spin-off, has been given a pilot commitment at Fox.
Californication creator Tom Kapinos will write and produce the show, and if it gets picked up it will follow the titular Devil as he resigns his throne and abandons Hell in favor of the “gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he opens an exclusive piano bar called Lux.”
If picked up for series, Lucifer will join a handful of other DC Comics shows, including The CW’s Arrow, The Flash, and iZombie, NBC’s Constantine, and Fox’s Gotham, as well as in-development shows like Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler’s Supergirl, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s Preacher at AMC, »
- James Garcia
The character will appear in Episode #3.7 and Episode #3.8.
The character will be introduced then carry over into the eighth episode, in which he'll likely face 'The Flash', who crosses over into 'Starling City'.
Other "Spartacus: War Of The Damed" actors appearing on "Arrow", include Cynthia Addai-Robinson as 'Amanda Waller', Manu Bennett as 'Slade Wilson' aka 'Deathstroke' and Katrina Law as 'Nyssa Raatko' ('al Ghul').
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Arrow" Season 3...
- Michael Stevens
Take another look @ DC Comics' "Man Of Steel" comic book prequel on the news that Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions are developing a "Supergirl" live-action, dramatic TV series, from producers Greg Berlanti ("Arrow") and Ali Adler:
"...the mystery of the empty, open 'cryo-pod' in the movie 'Man of Steel' is no mystery at all...
"...the sarcophagus' missing incumbent is 'Kara Zor-El', aka 'Supergirl'.
"Set in the 'Krypton' planet's pre-apocalypse past, 20,000 years ago, Kara faces tragedy, battling Krypton’s first murderer in centuries, 'Dev-Em' and terraforming in a 'Fortress of Solitude' scout craft.
"But Dev-Em’s interference, leads to the accident that plants her ship under the ice on 'Ellesmere Island'. A dream in cryo-sleep hints at the powers in store for her under the influence of Earth’s yellow sun..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Supergirl"...
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- Michael Stevens
Another regular from Starz's "Spartacus" is joining the cast of "Arrow" as a villain.
Nick Tarabay has scored the recurring role of Digger Harkness, better known as DC villain Captain Boomerang, in the upcoming third season of the series.
In the show, he will be an ex-argus operative skilled in martial arts and espionage, with a thirst for vengeance against his former employers. In the comics, he's an enemy of the Flash with ties to the Suicide Squad.
Tarabay will appear in the seventh and eighth episodes of the new season, the latter serving as part of a two-hour crossover event between "Arrow"" and "The Flash".
Source: The Live Feed »
- Garth Franklin
In The CW series, Captain Boomerang is a former A.R.G.U.S. operative who is highly-trained in martial arts and is on a quest to get revenge against his past employers. The character will be introduced in the seventh episode of Season 3, and he will also be featured in the eighth episode, which will be a crossover episode with The Flash. In the comic books, Captain Boomerang is a regular nemesis of Arrow, who is equipped with specialized boomerangs that he uses with uncanny accuracy.
Nick Tarabay joins a growing roster of DC characters on Arrow for Season 3, including Matthew Nable as the season's primary villain, Ra's al Ghul, Amy Gumenick as Cupid, Brandon Routh as Atom, Peter Stormare as Vertigo, J.R. Ramirez as Wildcat, »
Warner Bros’ ambitious comic book adapted series, Arrow, took us on a journey of adventure, conspiracy and a crap load of action in its freshman season. In season one, we found security in our heroic vigilante, even if he wasn’t secure in whom he was or the kind of hero he wanted to be. Arrow Season 2 takes all of our comfort zones and squeezes them through the ringer. Deathstroke is in the mix as well as array of other villains. And the Green Arrow has got to put his inhibitions aside and grow his team. That’s right, Smallville fans. Arrow has pushed the story and adrenaline forward in a way we only wished could have happened by Smallville’s fifth season. Plus, the showrunners tossed in enough comic book Easter eggs to make even the staunchest fan giddy with excitement.
What did the producers get right in Season »
- Bags Hooper
In the aftermath of this victory, Season Three opens with Arrow now a hero to the citizens of Starling. Crime is down, people feel safer, and Captain Lance even calls off the Anti-Vigilante Task Force. Basking in his success, Oliver believes he can finally have a private life and asks Felicity out on a date. But the second Oliver takes his eye off the ball, a deadly villain reappears in Starling, forcing Oliver to realize that he can never be Oliver Queen – not as long as the city needs The Arrow. Starring Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Colton Haynes, Willa Holland, Paul Blackthorne, and John Barrowman, Arrow will air on Wednesdays at 8pm Et/Pt on The CW with season three set to premiere on October 8th. Are you guys excited? »
Several network series return this week, but the fall season starts in earnest next week. Before the premieres kick off, here are SoS TV Editor Kate Kulzick, SoS Managing TV Editor Deepayan Sengupta, and SoS lead TV critic Randy Dankievitch with their initial impressions on the networks’ new offerings.
Note: Our thoughts are based on pilots that are works in progress, so there may be changes to these episodes before they air.
Forever (10 pm Est, ABC)
Premieres Sept. 22nd and Sept 23rd , 2014
Among ABC’s new fall shows is Forever, a series set to focus on a medical examiner in New York who has a distinctive trait; unlike the rest of the population, he is immortal. Every time he dies, Dr. Henry Morgan finds himself waking up naked in a nearby body of water, and he teams up with Detective Martinez to help solve the city’s crimes.
Based on the pilot, »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Tarabay will first appear in the seventh episode of the show’s upcoming third season. The role will carry over into the eighth episode, a crossover with The CW’s new series “The Flash.”
Tarabay is not the first “Spartacus” vet to visit “Arrow.” Other cast members to appear in both shows include Cynthia Addai-Robinson, who plays Amanda Waller on The CW show; Katrina Law, who recurs as Nyssa al Ghul, and Manu Bennett, who portrayed the villainous Deathstroke.
“Arrow” will premiere at 8 p.m. on Oct. 8 on the CW.
EW first broke the news.
- Kevin Noonan
The CW is welcoming another DC comic book character into its folds. “Arrow” has cast Nick Tarabay in the recurring role of Digger Harkness, the DC character who should be familiar to comic book readers as villain Captain Boomerang. Also read: Amanda Pays Reprises Original ‘The Flash’ Role in CW's Reboot While Boomerang was classically a foe for the Flash (played by Grant Gustin on the network's “The Flash”), Harkness will get a slightly different backstory when he appears on “Arrow,” which takes place in nearby Starling City. He will be a former A.R.G.U.S operative, highly »
- Linda Ge
If you weren’t at this year’s Montreal Comic-con, which was held from the 12th until the 14th of September at the Palais des Congres, then did you ever miss out. Although the Montreal convention isn’t normally known for its selection of guests, this year the con managed to not just pull in a few stars, but a few living legends too.
Gracing the city with his iconic presence was legendary film writer and director, George A. Romero. The man who invented zombies with his film Night Of The Living Dead (1968) not only came to Montreal, not only had his own Q&A panel with Ken Foree (known best for his work in Dawn Of The Dead, 1978), but had a booth where fans of his work could meet him one on one and speak with him. He was down to earth, quick as a whip, and a genuinely »
- Caitlin Marceau
Fox executives must be pretty happy with what they’ve seen from Gotham so far, because they’ve given a pilot commitment to the DC and Vertigo Comics character Lucifer. According to Deadline, Californication creator and executive producer Tom Kapinos will write and produce the show.
For those unfamiliar, Lucifer Morningstar was a supporting character in Neil Gaiman’s Vertigo comic The Sandman, and eventually got his own spin-off written by Mike Carey. Based on the Devil, Lucifer one day abandons his job of ruling over Hell and instead adventures to Earth, Heaven, and other realms. The television series will stick pretty closely to the comics, as Deadline describes the approach to the series as follows:
“[The series] centers on Lucifer who, bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he opens an exclusive piano bar called Lux. »
- James Garcia
Fox is reportedly making a deal with the Devil.
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A drama based on DC Comics’ Lucifer has been given a put pilot commitment* at Fox, according to our sister site Deadline.
The potential series would find Lucifer — who appeared as a supporting character in DC’s Sandman series before landing his own spin-off — abandoning hell to open a swanky piano bar in Los Angeles called Lux.
Less than a week before Fox’s hotly-anticipated “Gotham” premieres, the network has given a put pilot commitment to another DC Comics-inspired property. “Lucifer,” based on the eponymous Vertigo comic of the same name, centers around the Lord of Hell after he grows bored and unhappy with the position, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he opens an exclusive piano bar called Lux.
The order is the latest in a slew of comicbook properties to hit the small screen; last week, it was revealed that TNT is in development on a “Titans” series based on the characters from DC’s “Teen Titans,” with Greg Berlanti also working on a proposed “Supergirl” reboot.
- Laura Prudom
Two years ago, DC and Warner Bros started the ambitious project of “Arrow,” a modern television retelling of the Green Arrow character. Following in the footsteps of WB’s previous DC adventure “Smallville” which even had their own version of the Emerald Archer, this new take was to be darker, and character driven, with a “No Powers” mandate. Where “Smallville” was a fun show, and was pretty well written, it began to drag on as the “No tights, no flight” rule began to hamper their story telling. Towards the end they were telling Superman stories without a proper Superman. With “Arrow” the intent was always to get him into the suit, but it was also about evolving the character into the hero fans knew. Season One told the story of Oliver Queen’s (Stephen Amell) return home after being stranded on an island for five years, and his quest to »
Following on from the news that Amanda Pays – star of the 90s TV incarnation of The Flash – is reprising the role of Dr. Tina McGee in The CW’s upcoming Arrow spin-off, a new image from the DC Comics show has now arrived online which sees Grant Gustin’s Flash leaping into action. Check it out…
“After a particle accelerator causes a freak storm, CSI Investigator Barry Allen is struck by lightning and falls into a coma. Months later he awakens with the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen guardian angel. Though initially excited by his newfound powers, Barry is shocked to discover he is not the only “meta-human” who was created in the wake of the accelerator explosion – and not everyone is using their new powers for good. Barry partners with S.T.A.R. Labs and dedicates his life to protect the innocent. »
- Gary Collinson
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