DC Comics has done a top ten list of the ten key moments in 2014 that mattered for fans of DC Entertainment, one of those moments is the four new tv shows that were greenlit:
DC Entertainment had already had considerable success with Arrow. However, Oliver Queen was about to get some company. Four new DC TV shows were greenlit, by three different networks. Arrow would be getting a super-powered spinoff on The CW with The Flash, who also picked up Rob Thomas’s Vertigo adaptation, iZombie. Fox announced the highly anticipated Batman prequel,Gotham. While NBC greenlit Constantine, executive produced by David S. Goyer.
Combined it adds up to a total of five network series for DC Entertainment, something that’s more or less unprecedented (and that’s to say nothing about the success of the animated Teen Titans Go! on Cartoon Network). Further still, each show is markedly different. Arrow and The Flash may share a universe, but the shows focus on two different types of super heroics and are tonally very different. Gotham mashes up colorful characters and larger than life motivations with the street-level grit of procedural police work. Constantine is firmly in the supernatural horror milieu and surprisingly may be the most comic book faithful of the batch (if you don’t agree, chances are you’re either unfamiliar with early Hellblazer or you haven’t watched it past the first few episodes). While the yet-to-debut iZombie is in a genre of its own—it’s a quirky mystery-horror-humor mashup. What it means is that now you don’t even need to show skeptics a comic book to prove that they aren’t all the same. But more importantly, it means that no matter where your sensibilities lie, there’s probably a DC TV series for you.
And if not, well maybe there soon will be. This year, news also broke that CBS had given a series commitment to a Supergirl series produced by the Arrow and Flash team, which hit the trades along with plenty of cable development news. While not all of these shows will come to fruition, and even for the ones that do, there’s no guarantee of success, it’s fair to say that DC characters have found a second home on television, a medium that also thrives on continuity.
Source: DC Comics
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