The dominoes continue to fall in the entertainment industry. Just two weeks after Warner Bros. Television Group suspended Andrew Kreisberg — showrunner and executive producer of Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl — to investigate 19 claims of sexual harassment, he has officially been fired.
The firing will also terminate any future projects that Kreisberg had in the works with The CW and DCTV. Warner Bros. released a statement regarding its cutting of ties with Kreisberg:
"After a thorough investigation, Warner Bros. Television Group has terminated Andrew Kreisberg’s employment, effective immediately. [Co-producer] Greg Berlanti will assume additional responsibilities on both The Flash, where he will work closely with executive producer/co-showrunner Todd Helbing, and Supergirl, where he will work closely with executive producers/co-showrunners Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller. We remain committed to providing a safe working environment for our employees and everyone involved in our productions."
There is no word whether any of the victims include current or former cast members from the shows that Kreisberg was involved with, but many of the Arrowverse stars have been vocal following the allegations, supporting the accusers who've come forward. #Supergirl's Melissa Benoist took to Instagram to share her thoughts:
Emily Bett Rickards from #Arrow similarly took to social media to voice her thoughts, and also took time to promote a new campaign from the women of DCTV called "Shethority." The movement, supported by the Arrowverse cast and crew, is aimed at giving women a positive and inspirational space. Rickards shared a photo of herself wearing the charity shirt "We Got Your Back" as proceeds go to Girls, Inc.
It's great to hear that WBTV and The CW are taking positive steps to eliminate the toxic environment that apparently was plaguing their sets. Many involved with the productions had feared what would happen if they openly voiced their complaints, but it seems as though the remaining showrunners are motivated in creating a safer space.
"Nothing is more important to us than the safety and well-being of all our colleagues — co-workers, crew and staff alike," Berlanti said in a statement along with his company's head of television Sarah Schechter.
Kreisberg's firing is not expected to affect production of the four Arrowverse shows.
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