News, updates, and (mostly viable) rumors relating to development of science fiction / fantasy television productions. If you have tips or more info on these or other productions, please pass them along in the comments.
There were not too many development announcements last week, but The CW did release a pretty big one about a potential Arrow/Flash spin-off that they have in the works.
CW Superhero Team Up Series: We already knew that The CW was looking to expand their take on the DC Universe (The Flash and Arrow are currently the top rated shows on that network), and news came out this week of something currently in the works. They have announced plans for a team up series and have Brandon Routh, Victor Garber, Wentworth Miller and Caity Lotz set as cast members for the show. Routh is currently playing Ray Palmer/The Atom on Arrow, Victor Garber appeared as one half of Firestorm on The Flash and we assume the other half (played by Robbie Amell) will be joining as well. Miller played Captain Cold on The Flash and Lotz was previously the Black Canary on Arrow, though her character died on that series. Of course we know that death is just like a bad case of the flu for comic book characters, so it’s not impossible that they could concoct some way to bring her back to life. In addition, Deadline Hollywood reports that this show “will include three major DC Comics characters who have never appeared” in The Flash or Arrow. It looks like this series is coming together pretty fast and will get to skip the pilot phase. It could hit The CW’s schedule as early as mid-season next year and could work with a rotating cast of superheroes as I previously suggested, and there have already been quite a number of suggestions on which heroes to include. Expect more news on this in the coming months.