Flash, IZombie, And Constantine TV Shows All Picked Up!

CW made the announcement that both The Flash and IZombie have been picked up for TV series on the network. Here are the details after the jump.

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DC fans, you might want to free up some space on your DVR going into next fall…

Mere days after Fox announced that they had given Gotham a green light, The CW has gotten in on the fun by officially ordering The Flash and iZombie to series. They’ll be joining the already successful Arrow, which is finishing up a highly acclaimed second season and received a third season pickup earlier this year.

As fans know, The Flash is actually an Arrow spinoff. Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen debuted on Arrow earlier this year in a two-part episode that set things up nicely for the Flash pilot episode. In addition, two regular Flash cast members, Danielle Panabaker and Carlos Valdes, appeared in a key episode last month as their Flash character Caitlin Snow and Cisco Ramon.

Also working in the show’s favor is that The Flash is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg (both of whom also executive produce Arrow) and Geoff Johns, who also penned the pilot episode.

Meanwhile, iZombie is inspired by the Vertigo comic book created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred and features a pilot script written by Veronica Mars’ Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero. iZombie is about a med student-turned-zombie named Liv who takes a job in the coroner’s office to gain access to the brains she must eat to maintain her humanity, but with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories. With the help of her medical examiner boss and a police detective, she solves homicide cases in order to quiet the disturbing voices in her head.

iZombie stars Once Upon a Time’s Rose McIver as Liv, as well as Robert Buckley, David Anders, Malcolm J. Goodwin, Alexandra Krosney and Rahul Kohli. The one-hour drama is executive produced by Thomas and Ruggiero, as well as Warner Bros. TV’s Dan Etheridge and Danielle Stokdyk.

That’s not all. NBC confirmed that Constantine is heading to series as well.

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Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer are executive producing the show about British magician slash con man John Constantine, who also just happens to be the world’s best defense against the demonic realm (albeit a bit begrudgingly). Harold Perrineau Jr., Lucy Griffiths and Charles Halford co-star in this series based on the DC Comics – The New 52 ongoing comic book as well as the classic Vertigo title, Hellblazer.

Here’s NBC’s series description:

Based on the wildly popular comic book series “Hellblazer” from DC Comics, seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine (Matt Ryan, “Criminal Minds”) specializes in giving hell… hell. Armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and his wickedly naughty wit, he fights the good fight — or at least he did. With his soul already damned to hell, he’s decided to leave his do-gooder life behind, but when demons target Liv (Lucy Griffiths, “True Blood”), the daughter of one of Constantine’s oldest friends, he’s reluctantly thrust back into the fray – and he’ll do whatever it takes to save her. Before long, it’s revealed that Liv’s “second sight” — an ability to see the worlds behind our world and predict supernatural occurrences — is a threat to a mysterious new evil that’s rising in the shadows. Now it’s not just Liv who needs protection; the angels are starting to get worried too. So, together, Constantine and Liv must use her power and his skills to travel the country, find the demons that threaten our world and send them back where they belong. After that, who knows… maybe there’s hope for him and his soul after all. The cast also includes Harold Perrineau and Charles Halford. Writer Daniel Cerone (“The Mentalist,” “Dexter”) serves as executive producer with David S. Goyer (“Man of Steel,” “The Dark Knight Rises”). “Constantine” is produced from Bonanza Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The show is based upon characters published by DC Entertainment.

Via DC Comics

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