With such a saturated market for comic book media both on the big and small screens, its no surprise to hear that some shows survive whilst others don’t. This post gives a list of their current statuses and other developments. Let’s cut to it, shall we?
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: RENEWED FOR SEASON 4
Agent Carter: CANCELLED
Most Wanted (pilot): PASSED OVER
Krypton (pilot only): ORDERED
Arrow: RENEWED FOR SEASON 5
The Flash: RENEWED FOR SEASON 3
Legends of Tomorrow: RENEWED FOR SEASON 2
Supergirl: RENEWED FOR SEASON 2, moved from CBS network
First, a speedy introduction to its premise: a bunch of B-list heroes and villains are recruited by Time Master Rip Hunter to travel through time and stop a man named Vandal Savage from taking over the world.
No, not the Wally West from Earth 1, the one who got introduced to us in episode 9. I mean a potential counterpart from Earth 2.
In their battle, Barry asked Zoom what he wanted from him. The answer?
As this week’s most recent episode has shown us, Earth 2 is in many respects as similar to Earth 1 as it is different. On Earth 1, Wally has already been established as having a bit of a bad boy vibe, with his illegal street races. Its also been established already that all people on Earth 1 will have a doppelganger on Earth 2. So a Wally West on Earth 2 must exist.
Fellow watchers of the CW show The Flash will know that season 2 has introduced the existence of parallel universes, each of which has its own unique Earth. This was something introduced in the Silver Age of comics, when the Silver Age Flash Barry Allen met the Golden Age Flash Jay Garrick, ushering in further new incarnations of Golden Age comic characters.
Most of those who are comic book fans will definitely have heard of the show currently airing on the CW (actually, I lied, it’s currently on its midseason break) known as The Flash. For the sake of brevity, The Flash is a superhero show, coexisting in the same universe as the one established by another acclaimed superhero TV show on the CW, known as Arrow, which depicts the rise of the Green Arrow. The Flash follows the character Barry Allen (played by Grant Gustin), who gains the power of super speed and uses this to battle against less law-abiding individuals who have also attained superhuman abilities. Allen is also styled by the epithet of Scarlet Speedster and, more commonly, The Flash.
Currently nine episodes into its second season, The Flash is a juggernaut when it comes to ratings, and until the rise of Marvel Netflix TV shows such as Daredevil and Jessica Jones this year, was undisputably the king of comic book TV adaptations – a title it is very much still in contention for. However, disturbing questions have been raised, and I can remain silent no longer.