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Constantine, Flash, iZombie, Agent Carter all get series pick ups, Agents of SHIELD renewed

May 9th, 2014 by Todd Black Comments

That mean there will be SEVEN superhero series on the air. What a great world we live in.

So who are our Magnificent Seven? (ha, ha, ha). Well so far all we had guaranteed was Arrow and Gotham. But as of today we can add: Agents of Shield (officially renewed), Agent Carter (officially picked up), Flash (ditto), Constantine (double ditto!) and iZombie (trip…of you get the idea!)

So yeah, we now have seven comic book titles coming soon. And there may be more on the way if recent show reveals like Scalped get picked up.

But wait, there’s more! NBC has officially dropped a tease of what the Constantine show will be like. This of all the shows was the most up in the air about what it would be about, as Constantine is not really one to plant roots. Here is the official synopsis:

“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 of the Flash show includes Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, Candice Patton as Iris West, Jesse L. Martin as Iris’s father, Detective West, Rick Gosnett as Central City Police Detective Eddie Thawne aka Professor Zoom/Reverse Flash, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon aka Vibe, Danielle Panabaker as S.T.A.R. Labs bioengineer Caitlin Snow aka Killer Frost, Tom Cavanagh as S.T.A.R. Labs CEO Harrison Wells, Michelle Harrison as Nora Allen, and John Wesley Shipp, from the original The Flash TV series, in an unspecified role.

The Flash arrives from co-creators Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg who, along with Geoff Johns, will write the pilot episode with Arrow pilot director David Nutter at the helm.

iZombie centers on a medical student, now a zombie, who finds work at a coroner’s office so she can ensure a steady supply of brains. But when she eats them, she also absorbs corpses’ memories, so she helps detectives solve homicide cases to “quiet the disturbing voices in her head,” according to the network’s description. Rose McIver (Once Upon a Time) stars.

The Agent Carter starring Hayley Atwell is based on the One-Shot featured on the Iron Man 3 home release and is described as follows:

“It’s 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy Carter a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life – Steve Rogers.”

So, are you going to try and watch all of them? Is there a new series you’re excited about the most? The least? Are there some you might take a “wait and see” approach? Let us know in the comments!

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Todd Black is reader of comics, a watch of TV (a LOT of TV), and a writer of many different mediums. He's written teleplays, fan-fictions, and currently writes a comic book called Guardians ( He dreams of working at Nintendo, writing a SHAZAM! TV series, and working on Guardians for a very long time!

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