Arrowverse's Greg Berlanti has certainly come a long way since he produced the critically and commercially panned Green Lantern film for DC back in 2011. In a few short years he's managed to become a bonafide producer, from his slate of hit #Arrowverse shows to his other, darker (albeit just as successful) shows such as Riverdale and Blindspot.
Since then, he's managed to stay involved in various shows for different networks, and as of 2017 has set the record by having 10 different television series planned to air in 2017–18. This includes Lifetime's You, ABC's Deception, CW's Black Lightning and DC streaming service's highly anticipated Titans. However, as Deadline reports, TV's Berlanti-verse maybe getting bigger with the addition of political drama Republic.
The NBC show, which has been co-produced by the team behind NBC hit Blindspot (i.e Martin Gero, #GregBerlanti and Alex Berger), has been given an order for a pilot. Gero and Berlanti have also worked on the upcoming, magician-turned-FBI-informant procedural Deception set to premiere on ABC.
Republic, which centers on the journey of a female Cheif of Staff who rises up the ranks to become the President, comes on the heels of the cancellation of ABC's hit political drama Scandal, whose final season is set to air this fall. Like #Scandal, the show centers around a "moderate" Republican President. #Republic has been dubbed as a "hopeful political drama" that not only focuses on the President, but also the administration, which finds itself in dire circumstances as it comes under fire from extremists on both sides and is forced to defend its well-intentioned actions, both politically and legally.
#Supergirl collaborator Sarah Schechter is also set to executive produce alongside Berlanti Productions (where Schechter works), Quinn’s House and Warner Bros. Television. The show, which is said to premiere next year if given the green light, will have big shows to fill, as NBC's last political drama was the highly successful The West Wing, which lasted for seven years on the network. Republic comes on the heels of last years political drama which proved to be a ratings juggernaut #DesignatedSurvivor, starring Kiefer Sutherland, on ABC. If Republic is greenlight, it will mark Berlanti's eleventh show airing on TV, making him the most prolific TV producer today.
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