In this edition of DC Round-Up, there’s info on all the existing superhero shows, plus one new one.
Entertainment Weekly got scoop on Rutina Wesley’s Arrow role. The True Blood alum will portray Liza Warner, otherwise known in the DC Comics universe as Lady Cop. However, Arrow’s spin on the character is said to be surprisingly different as she will be a member of the anti-vigilante task force.
According to GreenArrowTV, Arrow’s fourth episode is entitled “Beyond Redemption.” and executive producer Marc Guggenheim described it…
“Four is probably one of my favorite scripts of the new year, and one of the things I love about the episode is [that] the title refers to more than one person or thing,” he teases. “There’s a bunch of things in episode 4 that are beyond redemption. It’s something that keeps coming up in that episode. There’s a bunch of big revelations in that episode, and some key discoveries. It’s an episode where the title pretty much touches on the different storylines to that episode.”
Guggenheim also talked to Comic Book Resources about Thea and Sara…
We haven’t seen any long-term effects for Thea coming back from the dead yet. How are we going to see her being affected?
We’re really getting into that in the first half of the year. We’re going to face it head on, and you’re going to see it very directly. And it’s become an important story point as we move forward. And then the explanation of why we haven’t seen anything since 3.20 until Season Four will also be explained…
How will her journey out of the Lazarus Pit differ from the White Canary’s?
There will be some similarities because they have some very obvious parallels. They were both in the Pit, so they’re going to be dealing with similar consequences. At the same time, one was dead and the other one wasn’t. So it’s not an apples-to-apples comparison, but there’s definitely some points of comparison the two of them will have.
Additionally, Marc Guggenheim spoke with TV Insider about Constantine’s contribution in the fifth episode “Haunted…”
Without spoiling the whole story, Guggenheim hints that the master of the dark arts will factor into the fallout from bringing Sara Lance (Caity Lotz) back to life via the Lazarus Pit. “Unlike Thea, who wasn’t fully dead, the consequences of using the pit on someone as dead as Sara was creates some unforeseen difficulties…and John Constantine is uniquely suited to help our team deal with those.”
Moreover, Guggenheim had this to say via Tumblr…
So, today there’s been several casting announcements and I’m just curious; will we hear anything about any new characters that will be interacting heavily with Laurel?
I think you can expect some significant Constantine/Laurel interaction.
Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg gave The Hollywood Reporter details on The Flash’s fourth episode…
“We’re working on episode four, which is exciting, [and] there is a flashback to the night of the particle accelerator explosion, from somebody else’s perspective which we haven’t seen before. It’s a good one,” Kreisberg said.
TVLine got some additional tidbits…
Question: Any scoop on how The Flash‘s Wally will be related to the Wests? Brother? Cousin? And how he will appear on the show? —Cilla
Ausiello: It sounds like the spinoff will be putting its own twist on Keiynan Lonsdale’s junior speedster when it returns on Oct. 6. “We are a doing our special Flash magic where we take a comic book character and give it just a little bit of a ‘Hmmm,’ so that you’re like, “Oh!” showrunner Gabrielle Stanton says. And while she’s mum on specifics, Stanton did tease that Wally will be incorporated “in a really, really cool way… that I don’t think the audience will see coming. He will definitely have a very interesting and close relationship with Team Flash.”
Question: Flash scoop, please! —Tatiana
Ausiello: Arrow addicts may recall Cisco and Caitlin making mention of ex-S.T.A.R. Labs employee Doctor Light when they first appeared in Season 2’s “The Man Under the Hood.” Turns out, that was some stealthy foreshadowing. Stanton tells us that the metahuman will turn up this season on The Flash — but “it’s going to be the female version” of the character.
Entertainment Weekly got the latest on Gotham’s Jim Gordon…
If Barbara is over at Arkham, what’s going on with Jim Gordon when Gotham returns? — Kyle
He’ll be trying to navigate his new position with the GCPD and his relationship with Leslie in the wake Barbara’s meltdown. “Jim has been demoted so he’s dealing with some stuff,” Morena Baccarin teases. For her part, Leslie is “a little rattled with what happened with the whole Barbara situation. They’re trying to stay steady. It’s good right now, but it seems like there might be some trouble ahead.”
According to Deadline, Gordon will also be contending with yet another new villain. The Wire alum Leo Fitzpatrick is set for a recurring arc. He’ll play Joe Pike, the leader of a notorious gang of arsonists known as the Pike Brothers.
According to Variety, Supergirl has cast has cast True Blood actress Brit Morgan as DC Comics villain Livewire (also known as Leslie Willis). Morgan’s Leslie is a confident, abrasive and funny shock-jock who works for CatCo Media, the conglomerate owned by Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart). When an accident makes her as dangerous and shocking as her words, Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) must stop her.
According to Deadline, the primetime DC Comics universe is expanding in a comedy direction. In a competitive situation, Powerless, a half-hour single-camera comedy from A To Z creator Ben Queen and Warner Bros. TV, has landed at NBC with a pilot production commitment. Based on characters from DC Comics, Powerless is a workplace comedy set at one of the worst insurance companies in America — with the twist being that it also takes place in the universe of DC Comics. The show is about the reality of working life for a normal, powerless person in a world of superheroes and villains.