UPDATED: CONSTANTINE, THE FLASH, iZOMBIE Officially Ordered to Series
The Flash in full costume as played by Grant Gustin
CREDIT: The CW
Updated 4:20pm: And now NBC's Constantine has gotten an official pick-up, reports Deadline.
"Written/exec produced by Daniel Cerone, exec produced by David S. Goyer and directed by Neil Marshall, Constantine centers on John Constantine (Matt Ryan), an enigmatic and irreverent con man-turned-reluctant supernatural detective who is thrust into the role of defending us against dark forces from beyond. Lucy Griffiths, Harold Perrineau and Charles Halford co-star."
Original story: The Flash has officially been picked up by The CW with a full season one order. Joining it is fellow DC Comics alum (by way of mature-readers imprint Vertigo), iZOMBIE.
The Flash is a spin-off from Arrow, and will exist in the same "DC Comics TV Universe" as the first series, executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and DC Entertainment CCO Geoff Johns, all of whom also work on Arrow.
The network has released official descriptions for these two DC Comics TV shows, which will join Arrow, entering its third season, on The CW in the 2014-2015 season.
The Flash: Based upon characters published by DC Comics. Through a freak accident, scientist Barry Allen is given the power of super speed that transforms him into the Fastest Man Alive. Cast: Grant Gustin (Barry Allen); Jesse L. Martin (Det. West); Tom Cavanaugh (Harrison Wells).
iZOMBIE: A med student-turned-zombie takes a job in the coroner’s office to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly 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. Based on the characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, and published by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint. Cast: Rose McIver (Liv).
In this pre-Upfronts announcement, The CW also continued betting high on genre entertainment, after launching several new shows this year alongside their already-existing slate. The Messengers will join the line-up, with a mysterious object crashing to Earth, temporarily killing a seemingly random group of people, who are then responsible for stopping a coming apocalypse.
Unfortunately for Supernatural fans looking for another weekly fix, the planned spin-off Bloodlines has been officially passed on. The Tomorrow People was cancelled by the network, as well. The 100, the mid-season series launched earlier this year, was given a second season as part of the 2014-2015 lineup, but no word on whether it will once again be a mid-year pickup, or get a full length season this time.
The news for the two additional DC Comics series comes hot on the heels of Gotham being ordered to series officially by Fox, and makes the DC Comics slate three for three so far. Still awaiting news in this pilot season is Constantine, which filmed a pilot for NBC. Hourman (The CW), Preacher, and DMZ are also in various stages of development at other networks.