ByAllen Kayne, writer at Creators.co
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Before

Really, it all started with Smallville. There are other shows, but here are the main attempts. In one show, they introduced a whole planet and galaxy of DC characters. They tried to make a spinoff show called 'Aquaman', which unlike 'The Flash', was not ordered. In 2011, after Smallville's end, the Wonder Woman pilot did not fly.


  The CW's Smallville
The CW's Smallville

Ongoing

'Arrow' began in 2012 and has satisfied many fans. It looks to shoot for at least five seasons. In 2013, just before Season 2 began, it was revealed that it would feature Barry Allen, then spinoff into 'The Flash' TV series. If it failed, the plan was to have him as a recurring character on 'Arrow', but all is well now.

The CW's The Flash
The CW's The Flash

Now

We have four DC TV shows to look forward to this fall! Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, and Constantine are all beginning, with the exception of Arrrow, of course.

Image created by IGN, Arrow, Flash, & Constantine
Image created by IGN, Arrow, Flash, & Constantine
FOX's Gotham
FOX's Gotham

If I told you that Gotham, Constantine, and Flash were all getting shows two years ago, would you believe me? It's amazing that within a year, DC has made THREE new shows, not counting iZombie.

Amazon was a show that they tried to create that would have covered Wonder Woman's early life, but wasn't started because Gal Gadot will star in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League, and the sensational Wonder Woman film.

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The good thing is that DC is still technically at a fresh start. There are countless heroes and villains they haven't used.

TV Shows:

  • Firestorm

The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men #1 Cover
The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men #1 Cover

This is at the top of my list, since Arrow and The Flash are both hinting at it. Felicity Smoak will be Ronnie Raymond's step-mother, while Caitlin Snow will gain freezing abilities from an STU (don't ask me what it stands for) and fight Firestorm as Killer Frost. Plus the character(s) revolves around STAR Labs, so CW would be the best channel. Ronnie Raymond and Jason Rusch recently have been able to be two figures of Firestorm and combine to be the Fury. The Nuclear Men would need a higher budget for the effects, so a movie or even a TV movie would work better. A TV show would still be awesome, as long as the effects are as good as or better than the Flash.

  • Young Justice

Teen Titans #1 Original Cover drawn by Brett Booth
Teen Titans #1 Original Cover drawn by Brett Booth

This show shares the top of the list with Firestorm. It wouldn't be a continuation of the show, unless they were able to get a super high budget. Suggested roster: Red Robin (Tim Drake), Wonder Girl (Cassie Sandmark), Superboy (from Cadmus), Kid Flash (Original Wally West), Arsenal (Roy Harper) or Arrowette (Artemis Crock version), and Solstice (new character from New 52).

  • Blue Beetle

Jaime Reyes: Texas teenager who was latched onto by a Scarab, who in control is able to be the hero known as Blue Beetle.

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I'd also love to see some Booster Gold team-up episodes!

  • Batgirl

Batgirl #1 cover
Batgirl #1 cover

Before there was Batgirl, there was Batman. Before Batman, there was Gotham. So I would love to see FOX's Batgirl as a 20 years later show, since they have the rights to a lot of Batvillains (has that term been used?).

  • Stargirl

Justice League United #1 (part of cover)
Justice League United #1 (part of cover)

Stargirl (on the left of the above picture) has appeared on Smallville, so she is no stranger to TV. Why does she deserve a TV show? She's pretty awesome! Team her up with Marian Manhunter for some episodes, and she should be good to go. I'm pretty sure Geoff Johns would agree to write her pilot in a heartbeat, like he did with The Flash.

  • Black Canary

From DC Comics' Birds of Prey
From DC Comics' Birds of Prey

Sure you may have hated Laurel for 2 seasons, but personally I think she'll become a more likable character--or at least I hope. Sarah Lance was cool as "the Canary", but I hope that we will see the true Black Canary with powers and training.

It's possible for her to get a spinoff show, but what we'd be worried about is the ratings. So give her a cool costume, promote it, recast if you need to, and get amazing writers.

Another option (with Katana cast now) is to have a true Birds of Prey show, not mini Arrow episodes.

  • Zatanna

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis

We have Constantine on NBC, so there could be some Zatanna mentions. It would be totally cool and magical if she got her own show, so bring it on DC!

  • Aquaman

Aquaman #1
Aquaman #1

After the failed pilot, I say we should try again, this time with Jason Momoa. He's a TV actor, and this is one reason why I would want a DC Cinematic/TV Universe. We could see many stories of Aquaman on television since it doesn't look like an Aquaman movie is coming anytime soon! There are so many possibilities for episodes.

Others for Funsies

  • Red Robin
  • The Superboy (since there was already a series called 'Superboy')
  • Animal Man (yes, that's no typo)
  • Agents of ARGUS
  • Redhood
  • Catwoman
  • Steel

Last but not least, the unlikely but cool:

DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS

The concept of this comic series is for different creative teams tell stories about lesser known characters of the universe in a certain number of issues. That would translate easily on television. Basically, it would be a whole series of totally different story arcs. I personally love the idea, but would you?

Example: Season 1, Episode 2: DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS BLACK LIGHTNING

Not the end

If there was anything I learned from X-Men: Days of Future Past, it's that the "future is not set".

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