Each DC Comics TV Present That Virtually Occurred (& Why They Did not)

Each DC Comics TV Present That Virtually Occurred (& Why They Did not)

Whereas a number of DC Comics TV sequence have come and gone over time, many initiatives nearly occurred however ended up not going ahead. The comedian ebook and superhero live-action panorama is greater than ever, each on the large and small display screen. Marvel Studios has the MCU with a number of interconnected movie and TV franchises. Over on the DC aspect, Warner Bros. leans extra into the Multiverse side, with their films being set within the DCEU whereas additionally having sure movies in separate continuities. On the small display screen, nevertheless, the Arrowverse has been working efficiently on The CW since 2012.

Comedian ebook TV reveals actually grew to become a risk because of Smallville, the 10-year lengthy Superman prequel sequence that informed Clark Kent’s origins story earlier than he grew to become the Man of Metal. Again when Smallville aired, networks had been nonetheless hesitant in investing in superhero properties. If it weren’t for Smallville’s huge success, the Arrowverse and different DC TV reveals won’t have occurred in any respect.

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Like different TV genres, it is not unusual for a proposed comedian ebook adaptation to by no means make it to air and even attain manufacturing. Regardless of proudly owning so many DC characters, typically a mission simply doesn’t pan out. It may be anyplace from inventive variations to a community not being happy with a completed pilot. In lots of circumstances, there have been DC TV reveals that had been solely in growth phases, the place discussions didn’t result in it occurring.

The Adventures of Superpup (1958)

After The Adventures of Superman, starring George Reeves, led to 1958, the producers tried to search out new replacements whereas capitalizing on the profitable DC sequence. Whereas nonetheless specializing in Superman, the inventive workforce took an sudden flip as they did The Adventures of Superpup. Simply because the title says it, the characters had been all portrayed as canine, together with Clark Kent as Bark Bent. Regardless of the try, this Superman mission merely barked up the fallacious tree and by no means aired.

The Adventures of Superboy (1961)

Years earlier than the Superboy present within the late ’80s took place, The Adventures of Superman’s inventive workforce tried to make their very own sequence in regards to the Boy of Metal. Johnny Rockwell obtained tapped to play Superboy, whereas Bunny Hennings starred as Lana Lang. Regardless of 13 scripts getting ordered, the pilot was the one episode of The Adventures of Superboy to be produced. Despite the fact that it by no means aired, the pilot obtained included on Smallville’s full sequence DVD assortment.

Who’s Afraid of Diana Prince (1967)

Earlier than Lynda Carter’s iconic Surprise Lady sequence premiered in 1975, Batman ’66 producer William Dozier tried to carry the hero to life in 1967. A 5-minute lengthy pilot presentation referred to as Who’s Afraid of Diana Prince was made, however with a really odd idea for the heroine. Whereas Ellie Wooden Walker performed Diana, Linda Harrison portrayed Surprise Lady as her alter ego. Who’s Afraid of Diana Prince was extra of a comedy with little to do with the precise Surprise Lady comics. Whereas it by no means aired on TV, like many deserted reveals, it did make its means on-line a long time later.

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Batgirl (1967)

When Barbara Gordon, a.okay.a. Batgirl, was recommended by the producers to affix the third season of the Batman ’66 sequence, they created a 7-minute proof of idea. It was to persuade the ABC executives and twentieth Century Fox TV (which produced the present) so as to add the heroine. Via rumors from the late ’60s, a derivative was briefly thought of for Yvonne Craig, who grew to become the primary actress ever to play Batgirl. In the long run, a Batgirl spinoff present by no means got here to fruition.

Surprise Lady (1974)

Cathy Lee Crosby was nearly TV’s first Surprise Lady earlier than Lynda Carter performed the position. A yr earlier than the traditional sequence, a TV film was produced and was meant to function the pilot for a Surprise Lady present on ABC with Crosby. This tackle Surprise Lady was considerably totally different because of the costume and the way Diana was written general. After airing the 75-minute lengthy pilot in March 1974, they redeveloped the mission, which led to Carter getting solid as Surprise Lady.

Limitless Powers (1989)

Earlier than Danny Bilson and Paul De Meo did The Flash for CBS in 1990, the duo had tried to make a special DC sequence that included the quickest man alive. Titled Limitless Powers, it was primarily a Justice League-inspired present that includes Flash, Inexperienced Arrow, and others. Limitless Powers would have adopted a 40-year previous Barry Allen who had served a 15-year sentence in jail. On this world, superheroes had turn out to be outlawed whereas the villains had been stronger than ever. Wally West and Oliver Queen’s teenage daughter would have additionally been a part of the present. Whereas Limitless Powers didn’t take off, Bilson and Meo did go on to make The Flash, which solely ran for one season however developed a cult following.

Justice League of America (1997)

In 1997, CBS developed Justice League of America as a possible weekly sequence from writers/producers Lorne Cameron and David Hoselton. The present starred Kenny Johnston as Barry Allen/The Flash, John Kassir as Ray Palmer/The Atom, Kimberly Oja as Tori Olafsdotter/Ice, Matthew Settle as Man Gardner/Inexperienced Lantern, Michelle Hurd as B.B. DaCosta/Hearth, and David Ogden Stiers as J’onn J’onzz/Martian Manhunter. Whereas a 90-minute pilot aired in December 1997, the presentation was met with detrimental reception. The present was primarily a dramedy with an identical premise to The Workplace, Parks and Recreation, and Fashionable Household, with segments of the superheroes getting interviewed. Following the airing of the pilot, Justice League of America was scrapped.

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Bruce Wayne (1999)

If it hadn’t been for a canceled Batman prequel sequence, Smallville would by no means have occurred. In 1999, screenwriter Tim McCanlies pitched Bruce Wayne, an origin story that might comply with the Gotham Metropolis billionaire earlier than he grew to become the Darkish Knight. The Batman prequel would have began on Bruce’s 18th birthday, as he takes the primary steps in his journey to turning into Gotham’s protector. Like Gotham, the proposed Bruce Wayne sequence would have included the origins of a number of iconic Batman characters. The WB was very concerned with including the DC prequel to their slate; nevertheless, growth on Bruce Wayne was stopped by the studio’s movie division. For the reason that function aspect was rebooting the Batman franchise, they did not desire a TV present to be working concurrently. Tollin/Robbins Productions, the corporate McCanlies had pitched Bruce Wayne to, was capable of take the idea and develop it into Smallville, specializing in Clark’s early years.

Surprise Lady (1999)

Deborah Pleasure LeVine, who created Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, tried to carry Surprise Lady again to tv in 1999. Years after the Superman sequence ended its run on ABC, LeVine teamed up with Warner Bros. to make a Surprise Lady present, pitching it to NBC. LeVine’s idea depicted Surprise Lady as a Greek historical past professor who was fighting juggling her heroic obligations. Whereas the present included the comedian components, LeVine’s Surprise Lady had an identical method to Lois & Clark. Regardless of the try, nothing got here from the NBC present, though this may not be the final time that community tried to do a Surprise Lady sequence.

Starman (2002)

Despite the fact that Stargirl viewers know Sylvester Pemberton as Starman, that title is related to Jack Knight, who nearly obtained his personal DC TV present. In 2002, Smallville and Birds of Prey producers had been growing Starman that might have adopted Jack because the titular hero and his father Ted, who has additionally carried the mantle within the comics. Starman would have been set in DC Comics’ Opal Metropolis and centered on the Knight household’s adventures. Nevertheless, Starman was placed on maintain in 2003 after Birds of Prey was canceled by The WB after just one season.

The Flash (2003)

Earlier than Arrowverse’s The Flash, the DC speedster nearly had a present on The WB earlier than it merged with UPN to turn out to be The CW. In 2003, The WB started growing The Flash from author/producer Todd Komarnicki. This iteration was a definite tackle The Flash from the earlier CBS sequence and the long run Arrowverse variations. Like Smallville, the hero wouldn’t have had a fancy dress, and it was by no means clear which Flash it will comply with. Time journey was the driving pressure of the present as he would have used his powers to enter the previous and future to assist cease crime, and a personality — doubtless Jay Garrick — would have acted as his mentor. Regardless of hoping to get it on the 2004 fall schedule, The WB seemingly canceled it as no updates got here after 2003.

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International Frequency (2005)

In 2005, TV producer Mark Burnett tried to adapt DC’s International Frequency right into a live-action sequence. International Frequency centered on a non-public group that relied on worldwide crowd-sourcing to cease crimes. Whereas the pilot was produced, it by no means landed on a community. As an alternative, the pilot was leaked on-line, one thing that Warner Bros. was not thrilled about, and the studio canceled the mission. For the reason that preliminary try, The CW tried to develop International Frequency in 2009 with Scott Nimerfro as the author. In 2014, Jerry Bruckheimer developed a brand new model of International Frequency with author Rockne S. O’Bannon for FOX, with a pilot manufacturing dedication. Just like the 2005 mission, each of the next makes an attempt by no means moved ahead.

Aquaman (2006)

After Aquaman debuted on Smallville, the creators behind the Superman prequel tried to make a sequence centered on the Atlantean hero. It was by no means a derivative as Al Gough and Miles Millar approached Aquaman as a standalone sequence, with Justin Hartley solid as Arthur Curry. In the course of the pilot’s manufacturing, rumors speculated that Aquaman could be picked up by the newly shaped community The CW. Nevertheless, following the WB and UPN merger, The CW handed on the sequence, and the Aquaman pilot was launched on iTunes. The pilot did nicely in buy numbers and acquired constructive evaluations, and whereas Hartley did not get to be Aquaman, it led to him getting solid as Inexperienced Arrow on Smallville.

Smallville’s Inexperienced Arrow & Lois Lane (2006)

All through Hartley’s whole run as Oliver Queen on Smallville, there have been all the time questions on a possible Inexperienced Arrow spinoff sequence. Whereas it by no means occurred, the actor did talk about the mission with Smallville co-star Michael Rosenbaum on his Inside You podcast. Hartley revealed that in Smallville’s run, the producers had mentioned the concepts of a Metropolis-centric sequence about Inexperienced Arrow and Lois Lane. Finally, it did not occur, however Hartley did turn out to be a sequence common for Smallville’s remaining three seasons.

Smallville’s Justice League (2007)

Considered one of Smallville’s most iconic episodes was the Justice League-centric one from season 6, appropriately titled “Justice.” Nevertheless, the plans had been to make use of that episode as a gateway for a Smallville: Justice League spinoff sequence. Based on Steven S. DeKnight, who wrote and directed “Justice,” the episode was meant to have Inexperienced Arrow, Impulse, Cyborg, and Aquaman go into their very own present. DeKnight was set to co-create the Justice League sequence, which might have included a brand new tackle Brainiac. Regardless of these plans, a Justice League spinoff from Smallville by no means occurred. It doubtless needed to do with Warner Bros.’s deliberate Justice League: Mortal movie that George Miller was going to direct.

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Smallville’s Supergirl (2008)

Earlier than Supergirl premiered in 2015, Smallville’s Kara Zor-El nearly had her personal sequence. Based on Laura Vandervoort, who performed the Kryptonian heroine on Smallville, there have been talks throughout the seventh season about having Kara star in a derivative present. In an interview with Empire from 2016, Vandervoort defined that the producers had a Supergirl sequence in thoughts when she booked the position. From Smallville getting affected by the WGA strike in 2007-2008 to the unique creators departing the present after season 7, that in all probability factored into Vandervoort’s potential spinoff being scrapped.

The Graysons (2008)

Throughout Smallville season 8, it was initially unclear if the present would return for a ninth season till Tom Welling ultimately renewed his contract. Within the meantime, Smallville bosses started prepping The Graysons, a sequence following a younger Dick Grayson earlier than his household was murdered. Whereas The Graysons was an odd idea, the present needed to be canceled due to Christopher Nolan’s Batman film sequence. Based on Warner Bros., The Graysons did not “match the present technique for the Batman franchise,” which means they had been prioritizing something associated to the character in live-action for the large display screen.

Blue Beetle (2010)

Whereas Jaime Reyes is lastly getting his personal DC film, the teenage Blue Beetle nearly had a live-action sequence a decade in the past. In 2010, Geoff Johns revealed check footage for a possible live-action Blue Beetle sequence, (at the moment obtainable on Youtube). The proof of idea confirmed Jaime suiting up because the titular hero with the alien scarab. Nevertheless, it was by no means specified what community Blue Beetle was being eyed for or how far it obtained in growth. To today, the check footage was the one factor followers ever obtained to see.

Raven (2010)

When Smallville was coming to an finish in 2011, The CW was trying to discover new DC TV replacements (earlier than Arrow debuted in 2012). Whereas the Teen Titans got here to life by way of Titans a few years later, Rachel Roth nearly starred in her personal TV present on The CW. In late 2010, the community put Raven into growth with author/producer Diego Gutierrez. Whereas Raven obtained a script order dedication, the mission by no means got here to fruition, and The CW by no means revealed intimately what the present would have been. At the least Raven is now a part of Titans, performed by Teagan Croft.

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The Spectre (2011)

FOX has had a number of comedian ebook reveals over time, and in 2011, a mission primarily based on The Spectre was in growth. Brandon Camp was tapped to put in writing and government produce the DC sequence. The Spectre would have adopted a former police officer (doubtless meant to be Jim Corrigan) who had spent a very long time within the afterlife limbo. Nevertheless, as he grew to become the Spectre, he would start going after criminals on behalf of the deceased. Like many proposed DC TV reveals that didn’t occur, no updates ever emerged about The Spectre.

Booster Gold (2011)

Earlier than Greg Berlanti introduced Arrow to The CW, the Arrowverse creator tried growing Booster Gold on SYFY. In late 2011, Berlanti and former Arrowverse boss, Andrew Kreisberg, obtained a pilot script order from SYFY for the Booster Gold present. The sequence would have centered on Booster Gold turning into a superhero as he traveled again to the current from the long run. There have been just a few updates on Booster Gold between 2012 to 2014 till it quietly went away. Why SYFY didn’t proceed with it has by no means been clarified.

David E. Kelley’s Surprise Lady (2011)

In 2011, David E. Kelley tried to make a Surprise Lady TV sequence, and initially, all of the networks handed on it. Nevertheless, NBC gave Surprise Lady a pilot order, and the primary episode was produced with Adrianne Palicki because the DC heroine. Throughout manufacturing, it grew to become evident that Kelley’s concepts weren’t one thing many followers had been connecting with by way of social media. It grew to become considerably worse when the primary have a look at the costume got here out, because the detrimental reception induced them to do a fast redesign. In the long run, NBC nixed the Surprise Lady sequence, and it has turn out to be generally known as one of many worst unaired comedian ebook reveals of all time.

Deadman (2011)

After Smallville ended, The CW was trying to create a present in regards to the DC Comics hero Boston Model, a.okay.a. Deadman. The community teamed up with Supernatural creator Eric Kripke to put in writing and government produce the potential Deadman sequence. Much like the comics, Deadman would comply with Boston after he was murdered. Whereas Boston would get the ability to own different folks’s our bodies, he would use his new reward to assist them with their issues. As Deadman additionally was silently scrapped, Kripke tweeted in 2016 that it was in all probability for the very best, stating the script did not come out the way in which they’d hoped.

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Amazon (2012)

In 2012, The CW took a shot at bringing Surprise Lady to life by borrowing a web page out of Smallville’s ebook. In contrast to the NBC sequence, The CW mission was a Diana Prince origin story titled Amazon. The present would have chronicled Diana’s life on Themyscira as she found Man’s World. Between 2012-2014, Amazon was caught in growth hell as The CW tried transforming it for a possible pilot. They obtained far sufficient within the course of the place The CW did begin holding casting requires Diana, however by 2014, the community formally handed on Amazon, and it obtained more difficult for The CW to do Surprise Lady after Gal Gadot’s film was an enormous success.

Hourman (2013)

The identical yr as The CW developed The Flash, the community additionally checked out Hourman as a possible DC TV sequence. Michael Caleo got here on board to put in writing and government produce Hourman, which might have been a reimagination of the Justice Society of America hero. Hourman would have featured the titular hero who had been affected by traumatic visions that happen one hour into the long run. Seeking to win again his household, he would turn out to be Hourman and use these visions to cease crimes earlier than they may occur. Nevertheless, because the Arrowverse shortly expanded, Hourman fell by way of the cracks and by no means proceeded past the script section. Fortunately, Hourman is a part of Stargirl, and Warner Bros. is growing a function movie in regards to the Golden Age hero.

TNT’s Titans (2014)

Whereas Titans did turn out to be a DC Universe unique, Warner Bros. was attempting to carry them to life just a few years earlier. In 2014, TNT was growing Titans with Akiva Goldsman, who is a component of the present present. The most important distinction between the TNT and DC Universe variations was that Berlanti wasn’t connected to the unique mission. TNT’s Titans had an identical line-up of characters because the DC Universe present, that includes Nightwing, Starfire, Beast Boy, Raven, Hawk, and Dove. Barbara Gordon was additionally set to be a part of the workforce however as Oracle. Former TNT boss Kevin Reilly had additionally alluded to Roy Harper being a part of Titans. In January 2016, TNT shelved Titans because the pilot wasn’t the place they wished to go together with the present.

Static Shock (2014)

Warner Bros. is within the course of of constructing a Static Shock movie, however there was nearly a live-action TV present for the teenage hero. In 2014, Warner Bros.’s Blue Ribbon Content material division was growing a Static Shock sequence with author/producer Reginald Hudlin. Whereas updates by no means emerged, there have been rumors that Jaden Smith was being eyed to play Virgil Hawkins, however that was all it was. It was additionally by no means clear on what platform Static Shock would have aired on if it had occurred. Regardless of the mission being scrapped, no less than Virgil will likely be starring in his personal Static Shock film, with Hudlin nonetheless concerned as a producer.

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Arrowverse’s Suicide Squad (2014)

Arrow seasons 1 and a couple of launched a number of Suicide Squad characters and even went so far as doing a complete episode about them. Not solely did viewers reply nicely to the workforce, however Arrow planted these characters for a possible Suicide Squad spinoff present. A number of Arrowverse actors and writers have talked about how they all the time supposed to spin off the characters; nevertheless, The CW needed to scrap all of their Suicide Squad plans due to the DCEU movie by David Ayer.

Ronin (2014)

SYFY has had an attention-grabbing historical past with growing reveals primarily based on DC characters, and one in all them was Ronin. In 2014, the cable community tried to adapt Frank Miller’s Ronin graphic novel as a tv present. Ronin, which was eyed as a restricted sequence on SYFY, would have adopted a reincarnated Thirteenth-century samurai within the twenty first century. After failing to avoid wasting his grasp from a demon in his former life, Ronin would tackle his assassin within the current time. Whereas they regarded for a author, SYFY by no means went anyplace with Ronin, because the preliminary announcement was the primary and final replace followers obtained.

Scalped (2014)

Considered one of DC’s scraped properties was the Scalped TV present. The sequence was conceived as a modern-day crime sequence. Scalped obtained developed by Doug Jung for WGN America in 2014, however the mission did not get a pilot order till 2016. Scalped could be set in a Native American Indian reservation whereas following the neighborhood, which Chief Lincoln Purple Crow led. The next yr, Alex Meraz, Gil Birmingham, Irene Bedard, and Chasker Spencer had been solid because the pilot’s main characters. After the Scalped pilot was filmed in April 2017, WGN America handed on it a number of months later after seeing the episode.

The Query (2015/2016)

Vic Sage, a.ka. The Query, was near getting his live-action debut by way of filmmaker Kevin Smith. In a Could 2019 episode of Fatman Past, Smith revealed he, Marc Bernardin, and Johns tried to make a 10-episode The Query sequence. Smith elaborated they’d taken The Query to Warner Horizon TV to buy it round to potential shops. Nevertheless, these plans obtained stopped as Smith defined how possession points got here up about The Query because of the character originating from Charlton Comics. Past utilizing him within the comics, there have been issues with utilizing Vic in media, which is why The Query by no means occurred.

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#4Hero (2015)

In 2015, Machinima and Warner Bros. had been teaming as much as adapt DC’s Dial H For Hero right into a live-action sequence referred to as #4Hero. The idea revolved round Nellie Tribble, who discovers a life-changing app that allowed her to turn out to be a superhero for a restricted time. #4Hero would see Nellie get totally different powers every time relying on what was trending on social media each time she used the app. Following the unique announcement, no future updates had been offered for #4Hero.

Venture 13 (2017)

By 2017, The CW had greater than 5 comedian ebook reveals on their line-up, they usually weren’t planning on stopping anytime quickly. In 2017, The CW started growing a Venture 13 sequence with Elizabeth Banks connected as an government producer. Venture 13 would comply with Traci 13 and her father, Terrance 13, as they investigated paranormal circumstances. The author for the pilot was Daegan Fryklind, who would additionally government produce Venture 13. Nevertheless, Venture 13 fell off the radar and seemingly obtained canceled behind the scenes. Had it moved ahead, it is unclear if it will have had any ties to the Arrowverse.

Hawk & Dove (2018)

When Alan Ritchson and Minka Kelly obtained solid as Hawk and Dove for Titans season 1, there was an choice for them to go off into their very own spinoff. Throughout their casting announcement, it was reported the Titans workforce had a Hawk & Dove spinoff in thoughts. In a 2019 interview, Ritchson elaborated on how there was the potential for a Titans spinoff about Hank and Daybreak. Based on Ritchson, the creators wished to see how they did on Titans first whereas they discovered the DC Universe platform. Since DC Universe grew to become a comics app, Titans moved over to HBO Max, and it looks as if a Hawk & Dove spinoff will not be occurring.

Metropolis (2018)

Earlier than DC Universe launched in fall 2018, the streaming platform was growing a handful of reveals. Considered one of them was one other Superman prequel present, titled Metropolis. Nevertheless, relatively than specializing in the Man of Metal, Metropolis would have been about Lois Lane and Lex Luthor as investigators. The sequence would concentrate on Lois and Lex exploring “the world of fringe science and expose the town’s darkish and weird secrets and techniques,” years earlier than Superman got here to Metropolis. Gotham showrunner John Stephens was set to put in writing and government produce Metropolis with director Danny Cannon. In Could 2018, Metropolis went again into re-development, and nothing got here out of it, which means it was quietly canceled.

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Secret Six (2019)

Though Supergirl had a brief run on CBS earlier than shifting to The CW, the previous did attempt to adapt one other DC property. Whereas the DC TV division couldn’t do the Suicide Squad, CBS as an alternative tried to develop a Secret Six sequence with Fits author/producer Rick Muirragui. CBS gave Secret Six a pilot manufacturing dedication, because the present would concentrate on six morally gray characters pressured to turn out to be a workforce by way of a thriller participant. Collectively, the workforce would attempt to expose the “corruption of the company and political elite,” because the Secret Six. Nevertheless, CBS didn’t proceed with Secret Six after Muirragui revealed to a fan in a now-deleted tweet that the mission was useless.

Lobo (2019)

SYFY was near having its personal DC TV line-up by way of the Superman prequel sequence, Krypton. As Krypton season 2 added Emmett J. Scanlan because the DC character Lobo, SYFY started growing a derivative earlier than he debuted on the present. Krypton showrunner Cameron Welsh was a part of growing the Lobo present as it will function his wild adventures as a bounty hunter. Nevertheless, when Krypton obtained canceled in 2019, SYFY additionally determined to not go ahead with Lobo. There have been reported makes an attempt at buying Lobo round to different platforms, however nothing took place it.

Inexperienced Arrow & The Canaries (2020)

When Arrow ended with its eighth season, The CW tried to maintain the Emerald Archer’s legacy alive by way of Inexperienced Arrow and the Canaries. The spinoff centered round Mia Queen (Kat McNamara), Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy), and Dinah Drake (Juliana Harkavy,) with the backdoor pilot airing as Arrow’s penultimate episode. Nevertheless, after the Inexperienced Arrow and the Canaries backdoor pilot had aired, followers needed to wait till 2021 to search out out that The CW was not shifting ahead with it. There was an try to have Inexperienced Arrow and the Canaries air on HBO Max, however in the end these discussions fell by way of. The pandemic appeared to have been a purpose why the Arrow spinoff obtained scrapped, which was the case for a lot of TV reveals in 2020.

Surprise Woman (2020)

Regardless of the various makes an attempt at bringing Surprise Lady to the small display screen, The CW was near introducing a special Amazon. In 2020, The CW started growing Surprise Woman, which might have centered on a not too long ago created DC heroine named Yara Flor. Berlanti was teaming up with Queen of the South co-showrunner Dailyn Rodriguez. Nevertheless, in 2021, Rodriguez revealed on Twitter that Surprise Woman was not shifting ahead. Regardless of being pleased with the script she had written, Rodriguez’s feedback alluded to The CW seemingly not being offered on the idea. Had Surprise Woman moved ahead, it will have been the primary superhero sequence to function a Latinx character because the lead.

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Painkiller (2020)

Whereas Black Lightning got here to an sudden finish with the fourth season, there was an try to proceed no less than one character’s story: Khalil Payne. Amid Black Lightning’s remaining season, the creators planted a Painkiller backdoor pilot for a possible spinoff that might have adopted Jordan Calloway’s antihero in Akashic Valley. Regardless of the constructive reception, The CW ended up not going ahead with the Black Lightning spinoff. It is unclear precisely why the community scrapped Painkiller, however no less than the characters can present up within the different Arrowverse reveals sooner or later.

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