We have been waiting for more information on the upcoming Greg Berlanti produced GREEN LANTERN series for HBO Max. Information more specifically as to which members of the Green Lantern corp, who would be starring in the series, plot and so much more. Thanks to the current Television Critics Association winter press tour we are not beginning to have some of the answers fall into place.
HBO Max’s head of originals, Sarah Aubrey, laid out a few details as to what the show in itself would be about. Aubrey says that the series “will span several decades and focus on origin stories and two major Green Lanterns on Earth.” It was also mentioned that it will feature Sinestro, a popular Green Lantern villain.
During the Television Critics Association press tour on Wednesday, Aubrey said they are in the “early stages of talking to him about.” She continued that it “will span several decades and focus on origin stories of two major Green Lanterns on earth.” She added it will also feature Sinestro, a major villain from the comics.
Sinestro is a former member of the Green Lantern corp. who eventually turns evil. He was played by Mark Strong in the 2009 DC movie that starred Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan. Now the question which as of right now is up to interpretation is which Green Lantern members will be the focus.
There are many fans who would not mind seeing another iteration of Hal Jordan, possibly Jessica Cruz, Guy Gardner, Kyle Rayner and potentially John Stewart. Stewart has been a hot subject for many fans of Berlanti’s Arrowverse on the CW. The reason being many have been hoping to see John Diggle played by David Ramsey pick up the ring and become the guardian of Earth.
There have been many potential clues or Easter Eggs as to whether or not Diggle actually is John Stewart. clues such as his stepfather, Gen. Roy Stewart (played by Ernie Hudson) who was introduced in ARROW. Along with a reference in which Barry Allen from Earth-90 (played by John Wesley Shipp) looks at Diggle and mentions he does not have in ring on in the ELSEWORLDS crossover event.
Stay tuned for more information about this show as it develops.
The CW has cast its Batwoman and it is a great choice an actress Ruby Rose. Rose who is an openly lesbian actress will be first introduced in the annual CW Arrowverse crossover event in December and then will potentially take the lead into her own series.
Rose’s Batwoman will be based around Kate Kane, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence. She is armed with a passion for social justice and flair for speaking her mind, soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope and thereby calling herself a hero.
Batwoman is in development being penned by with Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaires) and Arrow-verse mastermind Greg Berlanti will be executive producing it.
Rose’s casting comes after the network made it a priority to cast an openly gay actress to take on the role. She definitely is the right fit to play the heroine as her credits include Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black and features The Meg, Pitch Perfect 3 and John Wick: Chapter 2. Rose is also a model and recording artist — and former MTV VJ
The CW has made sure to stay in front with many social issues and adhering to diversity and showing that representation matters. They recently cast Nicole Maines, a trans actressto portray a trans superhero on Supergirl.
It was recently announced that Kate Kane aka Batwoman would be joining the CW’s Arrowverse during their next major crossover event in December. Now it seems that she will be a more permanent fixture in the universe by helming her own show.
This is groundbreaking and unique because Kane will be the first gay lead character in a Comic Book show or movie. The Arrowverse has its share of great LGBTQ characters; Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum) – Arrow, Alex Danvers (Chyler Leigh) – Supergirl, Sara Lance (Caity Lotz)- DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Captain Singh( Patrick Sabongui) – The Flash. Also introduced during the Crisis on Earth X crossover last year was The Ray (Russell Tovey) and his relationship with Earth X’s Captain Cold/Leonard Snart (Wentworth Miller). The Ray became historic because the character was carried over to his own animated show on CW Seed making him the first gay lead in an animated show.
The in-development series is to be produced by former The Vampire Diaries executive producer Caroline Dries and the architect of the CW Arrowverse, Greg Berlanti. Arguably the best part of this as that for casting is about to begin for an actress, who is lesbian identifying. If Batwoman goes to pilot, the same actress will play the central character in it.
It is no secret that Greg Berlanti is the King of the DC tv universe. With 5 shows currently on the CW renewed for new seasons and Titans heading to the DC Universe streaming platform why by any means would he ever slow down. This news proves that he definitely is not losing any steam.
Berlanti has partnered once again with Warner Bros and DC entertainment have been given a 13-episode direct-to-series order to hour long live-action drama Doom Patrol. It is set to go into production this year with its release in 2019 on the DC streaming platform.
The synopsis of the series Doom Patrol is going to be a re-imagining of the beloved group of outcast Super Heroes: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl and Crazy Jane, led by modern-day mad scientist Dr. Niles Caulder (The Chief). For those who do who the Partol are, The Doom Patrol’s members each suffered horrible accidents that gave them superhuman abilities — but also left them scarred and disfigured. Traumatized and downtrodden, the team found purpose through The Chief, who brought them together to investigate the weirdest phenomena in existence — and to protect Earth from what they find. Part support group, part Super Hero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of super-powered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them.
The series is set to pick up after the events of the Titans series and the heroes are going to be “united” by Cyborg. Now that doesn’t mean if we will or won’t see Cyborg in the Titans series.
Jeremy Carver (Supernatural) will pen the series based on the DC characters originally written and drawn by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani.
Are you excited for this or what?!?! Let us know what you think.
Now we officially have word that all of the CW-DC television shows have officially been renewed for new seasons. There is now a bit of a shake up happening at the helm of the eldest show, Arrow as well throughout a few of the other show.
Co-executive producer Beth Schwartz has been promoted to executive producer and sole showrunner for the upcoming seventh season. Now, current Arrow executive producer/co-showrunner Wendy Mericle is departing at the end of the current Season 6. Marc Guggenheim is taking a back seat on the two series he co-created and has been executive producing/co-showrunning, Arrow (alongside Mericle) and Legends of Tomorrow (alongside Phil Klemmer). He is transitioning to an executive consultant role on both shows. Current Legends co-showrunner Klemmer will become the sole showrunner in the upcoming fourth season.driving force behind all of the CW’s DC tv shows. Mericle has been on Arrow since after the pilot and a co-showrunner since Season 4.
“We are all so incredibly thrilled to announce Beth Schwartz as the new showrunner of Arrow,” Berlanti said. “She has been a source of some of the show’s most exciting and memorable moments from the beginning. Beth is a true leader and a captivating storyteller, and we all can’t wait for the audience to see what she and her team dream up as they take Arrow into its next big chapter.” Berlanti is the driving force behind the DC shows on the CW.
Guggenheim co-created Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow with Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg. Berlanti Prods. and Warner Bros. TV tweaked the leadership of two other DC series, co-created/co-showrun by Kreisberg, The Flash and Supergirl, earlier this season when he was fired over sexual harassment allegations. Berlanti stepped in for him, assuming additional responsibilities on both The Flash, where he worked closely with executive producer/co-showrunner Todd Helbing, and Supergirl, where he partnered with executive producers/co-showrunners Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller. Helbing will continue as showrunner on The Flash and Rovner and Queller as showrunners on Supergirl. Salim Akil is the showrunner of freshman Black Lightning, renewed for Season 2.
The upcoming Titans series is getting more of its heroes and stars. 24: Legacy alumna Anna Diop has landed one of the leads, the series-regular role of Starfire. The new live-action series Titans, from Arrowverse mastermind Greg Berlanti, Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Sarah Schechter and Warner Bros TV. She joins Australian newcomer Teagan Croft, who was cast as another lead, Raven, in the series that’s slated to premiere in 2018 as part of the inaugural slate of a new DC-branded direct-to-consumer digital service.
Written by Goldsman, DC Entertainment’s Johns and Berlanti, Titans follows a group of young soon-to-be superheroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe. In the action-adventure series, Dick Grayson emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes that includes Starfire, Raven and others. Dick Grayson who is Robin in the Teen Titans series has not yet been cast or maybe he has and it has not been announced.
Now a bit of backstory on Starfire (aka Koriand’r), she is an alien princess from a warrior planet who seeks asylum on Earth. A no-nonsense, take-no-prisoners stranger on our world, she has the ability to shoot energy bolts and fly. Searching for her place on Earth, she’ll come into contact with the Titans.
Many people have been curious as to whom the full team will be given that Cyborg, who is seen in the current Teen Titans Go series will be a prominent member of the DC Justice League movie in November.
An employment website catering to the film industry lists several openings on the recently announced live-action Titans series that will anchor WB’s new digital streaming service (alongside Young Justice).
The listings state that filming will begin this Fall, on September 25 in Atlanta, Georgia. While the studio’s superhero TV shows typically film in Vancouver, it seems that Titans will be joining The CW’s Black Lightning in the Atl.
Geoff Johns, Akiva Goldsman and Greg Berlanti are writing the pilot. The series has a confirmed 2018 premiere date. Johns has insinuated on Twitter that the series will also feature Beast Boy.
“Titans explores one of the most popular comic book teams ever. It follows a group of young soon-to-be superheroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe. In the action-adventure series, Dick Grayson emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes that includes Starfire, Raven and others.”