Wow what a week for DC’s tv properties! iZombie, The Flash and Constantine have ALL been picked up for series commitments! The Flash, which is a spinoff of Arrow, will air on The CW, as will iZombie, based on the Chris Roberson/Mike Allred Vertigo book of the same name. And NBC has ordered Constantine, based on the famed Vertigo comics. Score another one for The Original Writer!

iZombie will be helmed by Veronica Mars Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero. Arrow’s Greg Berlanti is running The Flash as well while Geoff JOhns wrote the pilot, which I’m sure made him very very happy. David Goyer is running Constantine, which stars Matt Ryan as the rumpled demon fighter.

NBC’s also passed along the first still from Constantine which features Ryan and Lucy Griffiths, and doesn’t look stilted or posed at all. Also: trenchcoat rumbledness is wayyyyyy too low. Work on that, Smithers.

Harold Perrineau and Charles Halford are also in the cast.

This is a pretty stunning sweep for Warner’s TV unit, and reinforces why investing in the Vertigo imprint is still a good idea from a development viewpoint. It’s also a nice riposte to Marvel’s dominance in the movie sphere.

This week, everything isn’t coming up MIlhouse, but it is coming up Warner Bros./DC TV.


  1. I think DC’s freshman pilots going 4 for 4 to series commitment all but guarantees a renewal of agents of SHIELD as well. Even if it was on the bubble according to some reports, I can’t see ABC/Disney not having anything on the air to compete. So fans of Agents of SHIELD might have NBC and Constantine to thank. I wouldn’t be surprised to see an announcement tomorrow about it.

  2. Counting chickens before they hatch. Let’s hope everyone loves Constantine’s plucky sidekick, she has the “second sight” hi-jinx ensue.

  3. I am cautiously optimistic about iZombie. It has great potential, and I love Rob Thomas, but I’m worried about the changes they are supposedly making. Nonetheless, it should be absolutely worth checking out.

  4. DC/WB is on a roll as far as the small screen is concerned. If just one of these series lives up to the source material and finds success, I’ll take it.

  5. Erik, AOS was officially renewed, and Agent Carter picked up to series, so this week has been an incredible week for both DC and Marvel Comics fans (of which I am one of).

  6. I’m cautiously optimistic about iZombie as well. It sounds like it’ll be a mashup of the original comic and Pushing Daisies by way of a Veronica Mars sensibility, and since I liked all three of those, there’s a reasonable chance I’ll like the result.

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