It is now official the CW network has ordered the new ‘Flash’ TV series so it is going to happen. Check out more on this below and let us know how excited you are about the news after the JUMP!
It would have been a surprise at this point if it had not occurred, but the CW have now picked up The Flash to series. The Arrow spinoff was assumed to be a lock for the network for the next season, but the greenlight hadn’t been officially given until now.
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The network have also ordered another DC Comics adaptation, iZombie — from Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas — plus Jane the Virgin and The Messengers. Meanwhile, The 100, Hart of Dixie and Beauty and the Beast have been renewed, while The Carrie Diaries, Star-Crossed and The Tomorrow People have been canceled. The network have passed on two potential new series, including the Supernatural spinoff, Supernatural: Bloodlines and Identity.
iZombie, from Thomas and fellow Veronica Mars alum Diane Ruggiero, is about a med student (Rose McIver) who hides her undead nature by working at a Coroner’s Office, where she has access to the brains she needs to feed on – brains which, in turn, give her access to the corpse’s memories and voices in her head which can only be quieted by solving murder cases connected to those people.
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Continuing the undead theme, The Messsengers is about a mysterious object crashing to Earth which releases an energy pulse that kills a group of seemingly unconnected strangers – people who then are brought back to life, discovering they are responsible for stopping the apocalypse.
Based on a Venezuelan telenovela, Jane the Virgin is about a young, religious — and yes, virginal — woman (Gina Rodriguez) who is accidentally artificially inseminated.
Among the renewals, The 100 was widely expected to return, as it has held much of Arrow’s lead-in audience. Hart of Dixie also had a good chance, with a decent audience (by CW standards) on Fridays, though Beauty and the Beast was much more of a dark horse. However, despite rather poor ratings on The CW, the show has been said to do very well internationally, which helped it survive for Season 3.
The Tomorrow People’s chances dwindled with The 100’s success, given Tomorrow People had not held Arrow’s audience nearly as well. Star-Crossed had also suffered from a weak start on the network this year.