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Posted Saturday 8/11/18 at 4:53AM EDT
Grant Gustin shares The Flash's official Season 5 costume
The release of the Season 5 portrait comes days after an unflattering unofficial image was leaked that resulted in him accusing fans of bodyshaming him.
Posted Thursday 8/09/18 at 2:00PM EDT
The Flash casts Kiana Madeira to play a female character who was originally male in the comics
She'll recur as Spencer Young (aka Spin), who will be female on The CW series.
Posted Wednesday 8/08/18 at 9:51PM EDT
Grant Gustin lashes out at body shamers after being mocked over a leak of his new The Flash
“Here’s the thing about this bullsh*t photo leak — it’s a cool suit,” Gustin wrote on Instagram Wednesday. “It’s a terrible photo that I was unaware was being taken, much less being posted. Some things need work and they will be worked on. We’ll get there.” He added: “I’m naturally thin, and my body is greatly affected by stress. Stress is something that ebbs and flows for me throughout a season. … I’m happy with my body and who I am and other kids who are built like me should be able to feel the same way.”
Posted Saturday 7/21/18 at 9:16PM EDT
The Flash casts Chris Klein as DC Comics supervillain Cicada
Klein's character is described as "a grizzled, blue-collar everyman whose family has been torn apart by metahumans, Cicada now seeks to exterminate the epidemic — one metahuman at a time."
Posted Wednesday 6/20/18 at 6:07PM EDT
The CW announces fall premiere dates
The Flash kicks off The CW's fall season on Oct. 9, followed by Black Lightning. Five days later, The CW's relaunched Sunday night starts with Supergirl and the Charmed reboot.
Posted Monday 6/18/18 at 1:47PM EDT
The Flash promotes Jessica Parker Kennedy
Source: Entertainment Weekly
The CW superhero drama's Mystery Girl will become a series regular in Season 5.
Posted Friday 6/15/18 at 12:35PM EDT
The Flash promotes Hartley Sawyer
He'll become a series regular, continuing his role as Ralph Dibny, aka the super-elastic The Elongated Man.
Posted Wednesday 6/13/18 at 7:04PM EDT
The Flash promotes Danielle Nicolet
She'll become a series regular on Season 5 of The CW drama.
Posted Thursday 6/07/18 at 2:05PM EDT
Greg Berlanti inks a Warner Bros. TV mega-deal that could be worth $400 million
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Berlanti, who now produces a record-breaking 14 TV shows, will stay with Warner Bros. TV through 2024 under his new pact. The deal is only for his TV work. Berlanti, who recently directed Love, Simon, has a separate film deal with Fox. The Hollywood Reporter reports that the deal is "worth $400 million in all-cash guarantees," adding that Warner Bros. executives "aggressively pursued Berlanti for a new deal. Berlanti, who values loyalty, is said to have been happy at the studio and did not take meetings with any other outlet despite interest from Netflix, among other outlets." (Other sources say the deal is worth "more than $300 million.")
Posted Wednesday 6/06/18 at 1:56PM EDT
Keiynan Lonsdale explains his Arrowverse exit
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Lonsdale, who jumped from The Flash to Legends of Tomorrow last season, says he won't be back full-time on either series next year. “I’ve changed a lot in the past year (as you’ve probably noticed lol), and for infinite reasons my perspective on life & what I want from it now is just completely different,” he explained on Instagram. “Because of that, my heart told me it was the right time to continue my journey on an unknown path, and I’m so damn grateful to both shows for honouring & respecting that with me.”
Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 2:40PM EDT
Batwoman is joining the Arrowverse
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Arrow star Stephen Amell revealed the big news at The CW's upfront presentation. “We’re incredibly excited to announce that we’ll be doing another crossover event this fall on the CW, and we’ll be introducing a new character,” Amell said. “For the very first time appearing, we’ll be fighting alongside Batwoman, which is terrific. The crossover is going to make it to air in December. I need to leave right now and start filming it.” This will mark Batwoman's first appearance "on any screen," CW president Mark Pedowitz said.
Posted Saturday 5/12/18 at 7:13PM EDT
Greg Berlanti sets a new record with 13 on-air shows
Berlanti tied the record this season previously set by Aaron Spelling and Jerry Bruckheimer with 10 series. But the pickups of CBS' God Friended Me and The Red Line, plus The CW's All American, puts him at 13 shows on air.
# TOPICS: Greg Berlanti, The CW, All American, Arrow, Black Lightning, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, God Friended Me, The Red Line, Riverdale, Supergirl, Titans, You
Posted Monday 4/02/18 at 2:55PM EDT
CW renews 10 shows, including Riverdale, Jane the Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Dynasty
Black Lightning, Arrow, The Flash, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Supernatural and Supergirl will also be back next season. CW shows yet to be renewed include The 100, iZombie, Life Sentence and Valor. The most baffling renewal is Dynasty. "Midway through its freshman run, Dynasty recently slipped to an almost mythical 0.1 demo rating, though Nicollette Sheridan’s debut as Alexis seems to have resuscitated the numbers, some," as Matt Webb Mitovich points out. UPDATE: Rachel Bloom tweets Season 4 will be Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's "final season."
# TOPICS: The CW, Arrow, Black Lightning, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Dynasty, The Flash, Jane the Virgin, Riverdale, Supergirl, Supernatural, Rachel Bloom, Cancellations, Renewals & Pickups, Ratings
Posted Tuesday 1/16/18 at 6:10PM EST
Greg Berlanti on former Arrowverse showrunner Andrew Kreisberg: “I was shocked, I was disappointed, I was confused”
Berlanti, who’s been juggling 10 shows across his Berlanti Productions, says he first learned of the sexual harassment allegations against Kreisberg one week before they were published in Variety. Berlanti says he did know that Kreisberg had anger management issues, but not about the sexual harassment complaints. “I was shocked, I was disappointed, I was confused,” Berlanti tells Variety. “But my overwhelming desire then and to this moment was how can I fix this, how can I help people that may have been hurt in any way. That is still the predominant feeling I have about all of it. So that supersedes all of the other feelings and emotions.”
Posted Tuesday 1/02/18 at 10:49PM EST
How do The CW’s supervillains go to the bathroom?
Supergirl and other Arrowverse shows seem to lack a proper toilet for their imprisoned supervillains.