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Whether it be in the form of "Teen Titans" or "Young Justice" or anything, I believe a "Sidekick" TV series would be a perfect way to expand the CW universe.
Arrow was the show that started it all, introducing Green Arrow, Speedy, and many other characters from the comics. But with the introduction of Barry Allen in season 2, it was clear the universe was expanding rapidly. Sidekicks are a perfect route to introducing new characters and crossover plots. Here's why.
For those of you who haven't seen recent episodes of Arrow or Flash, potential spoilers ahead.
Tensions Rise on Arrow
In season 3 episode 13 titled "Canaries", it is obvious there is some rising tension between Roy (Arsenal) and Oliver. From our first meeting with Roy Harper on Arrow, his signature hot-head attitude was definitely present. Throughout the series, Roy has butted heads with Oliver, and often questions his authority. Now Roy is against Oliver's treatment of Thea, and argues that she's an adult who can make her own decisions without Oliver. With this tension seemingly on the increase, it is possible that Roy may decide to leave Team Arrow, and start his own team. Perfect introduction for a Sidekick team up.
Thea Potentially Joining Team Arrow
In the same episode, Oliver brings Thea to the Arrow Cave for the first time. Merlyn claims that in order to face Ra's al Ghul, they all need to stand together as family. So it's safe to assume that with all Merlyn's training, and her obvious archery skills (Easter egg in season 1, and seen in season 3) that Thea will appear as Speedy or another hero. Given her romantic past with Roy, she may choose to join him if he were to create his own team.
Wayne Tech and Bludhaven References in Arrow and Flash
The Flash has already referenced Wayne Tech in it's pilot episode. Confirming his company, we know that Bruce Wayne and his alter ego Batman must exist along with Gotham City.
Along the same lines, when Oliver finally returned in season 3 episode 12, he told yet another lie to Thea. When she asked where he'd been, he said he was in Bludhaven. This is the well known neighbor city of Gotham. Now who do we know who's a former Batman sidekick and protects Bludhaven...?
Dick Grayson former sidekick of Batman has been part of both major sidekick teams Teen Titans and Young Justice. Now that Wayne Tech and Bludhaven have been confirmed to exist in the Arrow-verse, can we expect Nightwing anytime soon? A Sidekick series would be a perfect introduction.
Show-runner Greg Berlanti Has Confirmed Kid Flash to Arrive on The Flash
Berlanti said, “We made [the] Wests African-American so that we could head in that direction.” Then Kreisberg added, “When DC reintroduced Wally [in the New 52], he was African-American.”
So we can easily predict that Kid Flash will come to The Flash series in the future. Knowing that he was also a part of the Teen Titans and Young Justice, he could be another link, bringing us closer to a Sidekick show.
In conclusion, we can clearly see developing a Sidekick TV Series is a possibility in the CW's universe. Arsenal, Nightwing, Kid Flash and possibly Speedy? They could be the perfect core to a teen superhero team up show, if you ask me.