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HBO Max to adapt DC comic ‘DMZ’ with Ava DuVernay

WarnerMedia-owned streamer HBO Max has ordered an adaptation of DC comic series DMZ from Ava DuVernay and Roberto Patino. The four-part limited series is a futuristic drama set during a second American civil war and will star Rosario Dawson (Briarpatch) and Benjamin Bratt (Law & Order). The series will be produced by DuVernay’s Array Filmworks […]

The CW developing ‘Wonder Girl’ superhero series with first Latina ‘Arrowverse’ lead

US network The CW is in development on Wonder Girl, a new superhero drama series set to introduce the first Latina lead to its existing interconnected ‘Arrowverse’ of shows. The series is being helmed by Queen of the South executive producer/co-showrunner Dailyn Rodriguez and Berlanti Productions and based on DC Comics characters created by Joëlle Jones. The show […]

HBO Max orders ‘The Batman’ spin-off series

US streamer HBO Max has given a series commitment to a spin-off from Matt Reeves’ upcoming superhero film The Batman. The series will be helmed by Reeves and written by Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter. It will be a drama set in the same world as Reeves’ upcoming feature, which is based upon the popular DC Comics […]

Netflix set for Neil Gaiman’s ‘Sandman’ adaptation

Netflix is poised to hand a commission to a big budget TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s DC Comics series Sandman. The show is set to be produced by Warner Bros TV and will be written by Allan Heinberg (Wonder Woman), who is also set to be attached as showrunner on the series. Gaiman (pictured) will […]

DC Universe signs up Berlanti for Doom Patrol

Warner Bros. Digital Networks has unveiled plans for a new series called Doom Patrol that will feature on its upcoming digital platform DC Universe. The series, which will debut in 2019, is being executive produced by Greg Berlanti, who has created numerous superhero series for US network The CW, in which Warner Bro. has a […]

HBO gives Watchmen the green light

HBO has given the greenlight to Watchmen and ordered backup scripts for the project. Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers, pictured), the show’s creator along, alluded to the go-ahead Tuesday with an Instagram post which marked “Day One” in the writers’ room. HBO has since confirmed the order. Watchmen is based on the DC Comics miniseries of […]

Fox returns to Berlanti for Black Lightning

US broadcaster Fox has put another superhero drama from Greg Berlanti into development. The 21st Century Fox-owned channel has given a pilot production commitment to Black Lightning, which is based on a DC Comics character of the same name. Berlanti, who is attached to four CW superhero dramas, is executive producing with Sarah Schechter. Berlanti […]

Syfy greenlights Superman prequel pilot

US cable channel has moved its Superman prequel Krypton from development to pilot stage. Damian Kindler (Sleepy Hollow) will executive producer and showrun the pilot, with David S. Goyer (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) among the other EPs. Colm McCarthy (Peaky Blinders) will direct. The show will tell the back story of the Man […]

Office-style superhero comedy for NBC

US broadcaster NBC has ordered three comedy pilots, including one billed as The Office­-meets-DC Comics. Powerless is a workplace comedy featuring workers at one of America’s worst insurance companies who live the superheroes and villains universe of DC Comics. The show comes from A to Z creator Ben Queen and Warner Bros. Television, whose parent […]

Superman prequel series set for Syfy

US cable channel Syfy and Warner Bros. are working on a Superman prequel drama that will tell the backstory of The Man of Steel’s family on Krypton. Krypton comes from Syfy and Warner Horizon Television. The latter is part of the Warner Bros. studio, which owns the Superman brand through DC Comics. DC Entertainment is […]