CW Looking to Add New Arrowverse Series in 2020

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  1. dodge

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    Again, you said:

    How is BoP at this point any less likely than anything else?
     
  2. DigificWriter

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    Because Katie has proposed a BoP series, she would be the one spearheading its development and conception if it were the series that Pedowitz and The CW are "looking to add", but the fact that she's A) busy filming Arrow and B) was busy directing Episode 8x03 pretty much indicates that, despite her desire to see a BoP series be greenlit, it's not the project to which Pedowitz was referring.
     
  3. dodge

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    That's a mighty big leap from what she actually said.

    If anything her comments sound more like she just suggested they do something with it.
     
  4. DigificWriter

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    The term "
    The term "pitch" has very specific connotations when it comes to television, and that is very much the term she used in her comment.
     
  5. dodge

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    Well that's just not true.

    It can mean anything from one off-hand sentence to a series bible, full pilot script and a proposed season outline.
     
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  6. DigificWriter

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    I disagree.
     
  7. JD

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    The more I think about it, the more I'd like to see them go for something focused on the magical side of things. We've gotten some of it on Arrow and Legends, but they haven't really dealt with many of the magical characters from the comics. We still haven't seen Etrigan, Xanadu, Fate, Phantom Stranger, The Spectre, ect.
     
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  8. kirk55555

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    I think that Etrigan would be way too expensive to do well on TV, even with trying to do it with simplistic make up. Flashy magic in general would probably be tough, Constantine at least barely uses noticeable magic, so he can be used relatively cheaply. Plus I bet DC still thinks that it will do a Justice League Dark thing eventually, so it might just save those characters for potential movie projects.

    As for what I'd like to see, I don't really know. The CW fails as often as it succeeds nowadays. I'd like to see a Ted Kord/Booster Gold show, but I'm sure that the proposed movie (which will almost certainly never actually get made) will keep those characters in limbo until the end of time.

    My dream CW superhero show (aka one that will never happen but could at leas theoretically work on TV) would be if they resurrected Captain Cold, and put him, Mick Rory, Rip Hunter and a few other people on a vessel that travels around solving problems, but doing it competently and not as an absolute farce. Just call it Time Masters or whatever, and I think they could have a very interesting show (as long as it didn't devolve into a bunch of fucking morons doing things like fighting stuffed animals and chasing Neal McDonough around.)
     
  9. Tuskin38

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    You, disagreeing with facts? That's odd.
     
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  10. DigificWriter

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    ^ How is dodge's assessment a fact?

    Here's the definition of the term "pitch" in filmmaking as per Wikipedia:
     
  11. N-121973

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    You know they could always try for a Jonah Hex series having introduced the character in Legends of Tomorrow. It's not like there's going to be another film anytime soon following the Josh Brolin one from a few years ago and wouldn't be that effects heavy.
     
  12. Morpheus 02

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    don't know if it has been mentioned...but i think they ought to scale back.. have only 3 on at a time...one set for fall, the other for winter/spring.

    I think we have already reached saturation...and with DIsney+ among other things.... you're making audiences choose one or the other...when, if spread out, could be most of them instead...and while there is always On Demand, you get better results (and immediate social media hype) if it is live watching and commenting
     
  13. JD

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    I thought of one thing we haven't really seen the Arrowverse tackle yet, a teenage hero. Pretty much all of their characters have started out as adults.
     
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  14. Morpheus 02

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    They already did at least 5 seasons of that through Smallville ;)

    And they might be sick of the complaints of teenagers portrayed by adults almost twice the age they are playing
     
  15. Professor Zoom

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    Since I have experience with pitches outside of Wikipedia, @dodge is correct. A pitch could be as simple as saying a log line to an executive, to a five minute overview to as much as, "hey, I have this script."

    Get out with that nonsense. Red circus costume or NOTHING.
    GOOD DAY, SIR.
     
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  16. Guy Gardener

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    It was funny that Oliver wouldn't let Barry have a beer when they first met, becuase Barry was too young. :)
     
  17. Christopher

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    And yet some people online persist in labeling The CW as a "teen show" network despite that fact, weirdly enough.

    Thea/Speedy was 17 when Arrow began.
     
  18. Professor Zoom

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    I think it’s less about the age of the characters and more about the tone of the shows (they are pretty angstsy soaps) and the target audience of the CW.
     
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  19. JD

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    Oh yeah, I'm aware of Smallville, but that wasn't the Arrowverse, or at least it wasn't when it was being made.
     
  20. N-121973

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