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The CW eyes two new shows to join the ‘Arrowverse’

November 17th, 2020 by Marc Comments


While The CW’s Supergirl series draws to a close next season and we find a new Batwoman taking over next season, some believed that The CW’s expansion of their DC line, tagged as the Arrowverse because it all started with Arrow, may slow down – this looked especially likely as HBO Max was eyeing a major dive into the DC properties.

But no… seems that The CW is looking at bringing two new series into the fold – one with a familiar face, one with a totally new one.

Greg Berlanti, the man behind the Arrowverse, and The CW are developing Wonder Girl, based on the new series created by  Joëlle Jones.

Queen of the South executive producer/co-showrunner Dailyn Rodriguez will write Wonder Girl which “centers on Yara Flor, a Latina Dreamer who was born of an Amazonian Warrior and a Brazilian River God, learns that she is Wonder Girl. With her newfound power must fight the evil forces that would seek to destroy the world.”

We know that Themyscira exists in the Arrowverse as it has been referenced several times over the many hours of adventures.

The series will chronicle the origins of Yara Flor, the comics’ new Wonder Woman, who will debut in January in Future State: Wonder Woman – yes, it’s a show based on a character no-one has ever read, 0r really seen, yet.

Wonder Girl will join Batwoman, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Superman and Lois, Black Lightning and Supergirl as part of the same, connected universe.

Wonder Girl, of course, has been several characters over the years with Yara being the most recent and the original, Donna Troy, currently appearing in DC Universe/HBO Max’s Titan series, played by Conor Leslie.

But this isn’t the only new series hoped to join the DC Universe soon, with star Jordan Calloway set to bring his Black Lightning character Painkiller to his own series too.

His character will be set up with a backdoor pilot in the upcoming Black Lightning season four which will appear next February. The episode will be the seventh in the season and, while part of the show’s overall narrative, will act as a stepping off point for Painkiller, should it get picked up for a full series.

Of course, this sort of thing has happened before, with the final season of Arrow setting up a Green Arrow & the Canaries spin-off series which we’re still waiting to hear will happen of not – presumably that damed virus threw a spanner in the proverbial works.

Painkiller is actually Khalil Payne, who has enhanced superpowers and sets out to atone for his murderous past working for crime boss Tobia Whale in a new city, Akashic Valley.

So, that’s all we have – personally, I’m a season behind on all the Arrowverse shows as I just couldn’t keep up and, while I love to see the universe expand (I’m legitimately in awe of what they have created), I’m not sure there’s enough hours in the week to keep up with it all.

What say you all? Will you be keeping up with the new Arrowverse shows when and if they appear? Let me know…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….