ABC, the CW, and NBC all picked up and renewed a bunch of shows yesterday, and by my count, we’re going to have no fewer than seven Marvel or DC Comics adaptations on the air next TV season. Here’s the rundown:
On the Marvel side, ABC renewed Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and picked up Agent Carter, about Agent Peggy Carter (from the Captain America movies, played by Hayley Atwell) in the 1940s. I am excited about that one – old timey spies! Female lead and showrunners!
And on the DC side, as I previously posted, Fox had already picked up Batman prequel Gotham – here’s the trailer, if you missed it – and Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive interview with showrunner Bruno Heller if you’d like some more information on the show.
The CW had already renewed Arrow, and yesterday they picked up Arrow spinoff The Flash as well as DC Comics adaptation iZombie, from Veronica Mars showrunner Rob Thomas.
And last but not least, NBC has ordered Constantine, an adaptation of DC Comics’s Hellblazer starring Matt Ryan.