The other day Fox announced that “Gotham” was green lit to go to series and this show will feature the pre-history time of the city, its villains and a young, recently orphaned Bruce Wayne. It really looks interesting and earlier today it was reported that the CW Network has given the go ahead to the “Arrow” spinoff of “The Flash” along with a Vertigo Comics tale “iZombie”. I’ve little background on iZombie personally but know that Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen made an appearance on “Arrow” about a month ago during a two-part episode that left you with a cliffhanger that will surely be the perfect setup for a pilot episode. Check out the proposed costume that Grant is sporting below. I like it actually.
According to the DC Entertainment website “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”. Sadly I do not have a photo of her in this role but that leads us over to “Constantine” who we see below and can share that NBC will be offering up their own series that features the adventures of this “Hellblazer”.
NBC premise for “Constantine” – 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.
Well it looks like I will need to pay more attention to the space on my DVR or see if Time Warner Cable has one with a larger hard drive because that is five shows a week to contend with on top of everything else that I like to let the machine catch for later viewing. Let’s add to that the obviously returning “Marvels Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.” which is drawing to the close of a very exciting first season and “Agent Carter” a proposed show coming that features Peggy Carter from the first Captain America film. It’s really a great time to be a comic book fan, I will take any of these shows over reality nonsense that is for sure. What do you folks think about these upcoming shows? Let me know in the comments.