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Flash and I, Zombie are Headed to CW

Both DC properties are finding their way to the small screen.

CW announced four new pilots to series today, according to E! Online, and two of these shows are based on DC properties. The first is The Flash, which will be a spin-off of Arrow starring Grant Gustin (pictured in the suit above). The second series is based off the 2010 Vertigo property I, ZOMBIE, originally written by Chris Roberson and drawn by Mike Allred and colored by Laura Allred.

Here's the breakdown of the shows, according to E! Online:

The Flash: From the dream team behind Arrow, Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg,Geoff Johns, the spinoff is the origin story of the classic DC Comics hero, Barry Allen aka The Flash aka the fastest man alive. Gustin's Barry was introduced to fans earlier this season on Arrow, and two of the series stars, Danielle Panabaker and Carlos Valdes, recently made guest appearances on the hit drama. Original Flash star John Wesley Shipp will recur, while Jesse L. Martin, Rick Gosnett and Tom Cavanagh will star.

iZombie: From Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas and based on the DC Comic's property of the same name, this quirky drama centers on a med student-turned-zombie who ends up working in a coroner's office in order to gain access to gain access to the brains she reluctantly eats to maintain her humanity. However, with each brain she consumes, she also takes in the corpse's memories. Rose McIver, Robert Buckley, David Anders, Malcolm Goodwin and Alexandra Krosney all star.

No news yet on when these shows will both air, but we'll keep you updated as this story progresses.

Source: E! Online

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Posted by Cloakx14

awesome !

Posted by darknightspideyfanboy
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I liked Gustin in Arrow, but I haven't been overly excited by anything I've seen from the Flash yet, including the two S.T.A.R Labs characters they introduced. I'll give it a shot, of course, but my hopes are the highest. I'm also not sure I trust CW to have a show with such a heavy effects-based character. Smallville worked to an extent, but he used non-strength powers maybe a few times an episode, usually just for a brief climax at the end. Barry runs fast...all the time. Idk, we'll see.

Edited by dagmar_merrill

iZombie makes me sad.

Posted by AmazingWebHead

So the fastest man alive and a zombie? Talk about an oxymoron.

Posted by patrat18

Damn Dc is dominating tv.

Posted by The_Comebacks

Yes!

Posted by TobenRacicot

SWEET!

Posted by fables87

Reading iZombe you could tell it would make an awesome TV show. Glad there actually going about it. Hopefully they stay close to the comics. although i looks like it's loosely based on the comic :/

Posted by MrMazz

Huzzah Rob Thomas has a new show for me to watch!

Posted by BR_Havoc

I Zombie the comic was amazing and could of made a great show, but we are not getting that at all. This show just wanted the name and none of the amazing characters or stories. Instead, it looks like we are getting a lame cop drama with a supernatural twist. I will pass.

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Posted by BR_Havoc

@fables87: Do not get your hopes up. The main character in the TV show is named Liv because they wanted that lame joke and it's shaping up to be a cop drama with some humor. Plus there will be no Ellie or Spot.

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@br_havoc said:

@fables87: Do not get your hopes up. The main character in the TV show is named Liv because they wanted that lame joke and it's shaping up to be a cop drama with some humor. Plus there will be no Ellie or Spot.

WHAT! That kind of blows! How can you have iZombie without Spot and Ellie?

Posted by Saint_Wildcard

Dat costume though.....

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Posted by GraniteSoldier

If Flash is half as good as Arrow it'll be more watchable than most shows on TV.

Posted by BR_Havoc

@fables87 said:

@br_havoc said:

@fables87: Do not get your hopes up. The main character in the TV show is named Liv because they wanted that lame joke and it's shaping up to be a cop drama with some humor. Plus there will be no Ellie or Spot.

WHAT! That kind of blows! How can you have iZombie without Spot and Ellie?

No idea, but the show runner, pretty much just wants another Veronica Mars type of show but this one a cop drama. No vampires no Wereterrior no awesome Allred 60's ghost girl to me that is no iZombie.

Posted by kennybaese

I'm conflicted with iZombie. I really like Rob Thomas, but it seems like they're changing a whole lot from the comic, right down to the main character's name. They're basically only keeping the "girl needs to eat brains and gets that person's memories" and pitching everything else.

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Posted by longbowhunter

As a Veronica Mars fan I was super excited to hear Rob Thomas was doing iZombie. But after hearing how much it'll depart from the source material I'm pretty skeptical.

Posted by spidershamrock

Not a fan of the Flash costume in the photos and I am worried about what the super speed will look like but I am looking forward to it.

Posted by 2cool4fun

I. Vampire & I, Zombie? Huh, wouldn't be surprised if "I Frankenstein" movie was made by WB.

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Marvel can keep the movie theaters, DC is going for television with 4 shows!

Posted by CrazyScarecrow

Why is The Flash going to the CW news? We all knew this.

Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever

I don't get why the Flash show is live action, it would be better animated. Heck, everything comic related looks better animated. Come to think of it, animation looks better period. Why are we still wasting time on live action?

Posted by darkrider

great news

Posted by therealcaptainamerica

coolness!!!!!!!!!!!

im new here so

Posted by SmashBrawler

@crazyscarecrow said:

Why is The Flash going to the CW news? We all knew this.

Because it hadn't been picked up by the network yet?

Posted by CrazyScarecrow

@captainmarvel4ever: Because the vast majority views animation as meaningless and silly. They all think live action is where it is at.

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Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever

@crazyscarecrow: Sigh......that's a real shame, more people should open up their imagination.

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@br_havoc said:

@fables87: Do not get your hopes up. The main character in the TV show is named Liv because they wanted that lame joke and it's shaping up to be a cop drama with some humor. Plus there will be no Ellie or Spot.

No Ellie........ No Spot..........

Posted by Netshyster

@captainmarvel4ever: A man of my own heart.

We don't utilize animation because most of the witless stooges we call adults think that animation, beyond any sane and logical explanation, is exclusively reserved for children.

It's the same idiot reasons most of these fools Don't read comics but watch mutilated adaptations of them on television and in the cinema. Can't be seen dead watching a cartoon or reading comics but translate that material into a socially accepted format and see how quick they eat it up.

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@crazyscarecrow: @netshyster: @captainmarvel4ever: from what I understand super speed is a pain to animate (and it cost more because of it) which is why they don't do a flash animated tv show if they were it would probably be 3d animated..

Posted by dreamfall31

Never read iZombie, but I love most of Rob Thomas' work.

Posted by Darling_Luna

iZombie !!

Posted by Spideysense44

Im more excited for Constantine

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I don't get why the Flash show is live action, it would be better animated. Heck, everything comic related looks better animated. Come to think of it, animation looks better period. Why are we still wasting time on live action?

This is something the world needs to realise.

Posted by Danial79

They seem to be taking their time on Flash. His origin was teased on Arrow ages ago. I would have thought they'd want to follow through with it as soon as possible.

Posted by MatthewParker

@nightfang said:

@patrat18 said:

Damn Dc is dominating tv.

Marvel can keep the movie theaters, DC is going for television with 4 shows!

I doubt DC wants to keep their properties just on television, since (i think) movies make a lot more money. also Marvel has a TV show airing right now, 5 shows on their way to netflix next year, and an Agent Carter series in development.

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@matthewparker said:

@nightfang said:

@patrat18 said:

Damn Dc is dominating tv.

Marvel can keep the movie theaters, DC is going for television with 4 shows!

I doubt DC wants to keep their properties just on television, since (i think) movies make a lot more money. also Marvel has a TV show airing right now, 5 shows on their way to netflix next year, and an Agent Carter series in development.

Has Agent Carter been picked up yet? Netflix isn't really Tv now is it. Dc just announced 9 more movies not including SVB, and Mos 2.

Oh and Constatine just got picked up also.

Posted by ScarletBatman

Still not sold on that Flash getup...

Posted by Ultragreenboy

@scarletbatman: Hopefully they will do what they did with wally in rebirth and give him a speed force suit.

Posted by illmatic4177

@patrat18: Yea I think I'd take the Marvel movie universe over some shows on CW lol, and Netflix is tv but better. No PG 13 restrictions and the shows are all gonna be part of the same universe as the movies. DC can announce all the movies they want, until they learn how develope characters outside Superman and Batman Im not that excited. And Im dying to see and epic Aquaman film personally.

Posted by patrat18

@patrat18: Yea I think I'd take the Marvel movie universe over some shows on CW lol, and Netflix is tv but better. No PG 13 restrictions and the shows are all gonna be part of the same universe as the movies. DC can announce all the movies they want, until they learn how develope characters outside Superman and Batman Im not that excited. And Im dying to see and epic Aquaman film personally.

Neflix is NOT better than regular television. You have to wait months and sometimes a years to get your favorite shows, which comes from tv. Dc is heading in a different direction than Marvel, they are releasing Justice league before the other characters get a stand alone film. It's a great idea, if they can pull it off. They've been developing characters outside of Superman and Batman since Arrow started. Now that Arrow is a success, they can make a live action Green arrow movie since alot of fans now know who he is. Aquaman will be in the justice league.

Posted by MatthewParker

@patrat18 said:

@matthewparker said:

@nightfang said:

@patrat18 said:

Damn Dc is dominating tv.

Marvel can keep the movie theaters, DC is going for television with 4 shows!

I doubt DC wants to keep their properties just on television, since (i think) movies make a lot more money. also Marvel has a TV show airing right now, 5 shows on their way to netflix next year, and an Agent Carter series in development.

Has Agent Carter been picked up yet? Netflix isn't really Tv now is it. Dc just announced 9 more movies not including SVB, and Mos 2.

Oh and Constatine just got picked up also.

in hindsight i apologize for ruining your celebration, agent carter just got picked up, as well as Agents of Shield renewed and im ecstatic, so i understand why you were so enthusiastic earlier. however i dont agree with dc dominating tv, but for now lets just both be happy.

Posted by IDontLikeBirds

I'll give them both a shot. I wasn't initially crazy about their choice for Barry Allen, but he made it work and I look forward to what they do with it. I, Zombie I've never read, but it sounds incredibly interesting.

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Posted by feedonatreefrog

Gustin has the perfect expression in that photo.

Posted by Fallschirmjager

Finally. I was nervous Flash wasn't going to get picked up to series.

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