The CW Having Preliminary Discussions About Expanding ‘Arrow’ and ‘The Flash’ Universe

By Kevyn Cortez | 2 years ago
The CW Having Preliminary Discussions About Expanding ‘Arrow’ and ‘The Flash’ Universe

With The CW Seed airing an all new DC-titled series, “Vixen,” and The CW’s successful runs with “Arrow” and its spin-off series “The Flash,” the network is reported to be in preliminary talks in expanding the universes f their hit DC comics series. Read on for more details on this story.

According to the Television Critics Association panel for the shows, The CW is in preliminary discussions on expanding their “Arrow”/”The Flash” Universes.


“We are having some preliminary discussions about expanding [that] universe, but we have not vetted them out, could there be another hour in that universe? Possibly. As long as there’s no audience fatigue,” The CW President Mark Pedowitz told TV Line.

There had been talks of adding other DC contents since “The Flash’s” debut last year, with The CW developing a Hourman adaptation. If any of the network shows do decide to make other spin-offs, then the obvious candidates would be “Arrow’s” Ray Palmer, aka The Atom, played by “Superman Returns” Brandon Routh and “The Flash’s” Firestorm played by actors Victor Garber and Robbie Amell. Executive producer and “Vixen” showrunner Marc Guggenheim says that Palmer is on a “different track” than the rest of the heroes in Starling City, which might imply that an Atom series might be possible in a very near future. Routh even admitted at the TCA that he’s ready for an “Atom” spinoff if the network even wants one.

Moreover, with the “The Flash’s” success last year, The CW has decided to renew the series for a second season, while its parent show, the “Arrow,” has been renewed for a fourth season. Other The CW shows who are confirmed for new seasons as of today include “Jane the Virgin” renewed for second season, “The Originals” renewed for third season, “Reign” renewed for third season, “The 100” renewed for third season, “The Vampire Diaries” renewed for seventh season and “Supernatural” renewed for 11th season.

Other The CW shows that will premiere in the midseason include “iZombie” and “The Messengers” while other DC comics titled shows that will premiere in the near future include CBS’ “Supergirl” and SyFy’s “Booster Gold.”

That’s it for our latest scoop on The CW discussion on expanding their “Arrow” and “The Flash” universes. For more updates on your favorite TV shows, celebrity news, events and upcoming pics, make it a habit to visit Movie News Guide (MNG).

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