It’s easy to take the streaming availability of network shows for granted, whether Hulu’s ability to screen most-episodes next day, or Netflix’s new season availability ahead of premieres, but CW viewers in particular are in for good news and bad. CW shows will become available on Netflix much, much faster, but at the cost of their Hulu availability.
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Even as The Flash succinctly wrapped up Season 2 with Zoom’s defeat, the final moments sent a tingle down DC spines, to seemingly set up a universe-shattering “Flashpoint” arc for Season 3. It remained to be seen how The Flash might tackle such a wide-ranging DC story, but series star Grant Gustin at least confirms Season 3 headed in that direction with an official premiere title.
The CW looks more and more like DC’s go-to network than ever, and the full fall 2016 premiere roster will stand as proof. Not only do we know when The Flash Season 3 will kick off The CW’s fall 2016 slate, so too do we know when to expect its Supergirl debut, Legends of Tomorrow, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and all the rest.
It was big news last week when Dope director Rick Famuyiwa was tapped to make the big-screen adaptation of DC Comics’ The Flash. Famuyiwa replaced Seth Grahame-Smith, who was originally supposed to make his directorial debut on the project, but later dropped out over “creative differences” with Warner Bros. But this whole scenario may not have played out if not for a decision made by a third filmmaker a few years ago.
CBS’ Supergirl made clear from the start that it intended to tell Kara’s story - not her Super-cousin’s - though that didn’t stop the DC drama from awkwardly fumbling around his offscreen presence. Now, in addition to the big CW move, Supergirl will finally introduce a flesh-and-blood (or rather steel) Superman, casting for the iconic role now underway.
The addition of Supergirl to The CW lineup of course demanded an epic four-way crossover with Arrow, Flash and Legends of Tomorrow, though fans of Glee alum Melissa Benoist and Grant Gustin in particular have clamored for the talented casts to put their pipes to good use. Stephen Amell has put his green boot down, however, wanting to get Arrow back to its grounded roots, rather than go anywhere near musical territory.
The Flash’s big screen debut finally has a director.
Season 1 of The Flash left an open question as to how Tom Cavanagh would return, his “Harrison Wells” having been outed as a disguise for the Reverse-Flash, leaving it all the more surprising that Season 2 would similarly throw the actor’s status into question. That said, Cavanagh has now been confirmed for The Flash Season 3, but which of three (or more!) characters might he play?
The fourth season finale of Arrow ended on a fairly low-key “Schism,” disappointing a throng of fans who tuned into see if a time-turning Flash twist one-night earlier would ripple out across The CW’s DC dramas. The Arrow finale went by with nary a mention of Central City, but star Stephen Amell thinks the emerald archer will be back to basics in Season 5, rather than dealing with time-travel twists from another series.
The new Big Bad of the DC Comics Universe is Zack Snyder.