In this edition of DC Round-Up, there’s news on The Flash digital comic, another Flashy reunion, two new DC pilots, and some exclusive Gotham set pictures.
Comic Book Resources reports there will be a digital comic in conjunction with CW’s The Flash. Writer/producer Andrew Kreisberg will team with The Flash staff writers Brooke Eikmeier & Katherine Walczak and artist Phil Hester for “The Flash: Season Zero, debuting in print on October 1st…
CBR News: Before we talk about “The Flash” TV show, tell me about the Flash comic book you’re working on.
Andrew Kreisberg: It’s called “The Flash: Season Zero” it’s definitely tied into the show — hopefully it’ll feel canonical, and at least in these early issues it’s really sort of like events that happen between the pilot and the second episode. So there’ll be fighting metahumans, but what’s fun about it is one of the early stories was actually something that was tossed out in the room by two of our writers, Brooke Eikmeier and Katherine Walczak, and it was something we knew we could never pull off on TV, despite all the amazing things that we do pull off, so the opportunity to do it a comic just made a lot more sense.
The Hollywood Reporter confirms there will be another reunion on CW’s The Flash. Amanda Pays, who co-starred in CBS’ 1990s The Flash TV series opposite John Wesley Shipp‘s Barry Allen, will reprise her role as Dr. Tina McGee.
Dr. McGee was an expert geneticist, who was Barry’s main ally and love interest. When Pays’ alter ego returns to Central City this go-around, she’ll be an employee of a rival company to STAR Labs. Shipp, it was revealed back in June, plays Henry, Barry Allen’s father. There’s no word on whether their two characters will interact this time around.
Entertainment Weekly reports that DC Comics is looking to team with TNT for a young super friends live-action series. The cable network is nearing a deal for a Titans pilot, which will star Batman’s sidekick Dick Grayson leading a fledgling band of DC heroes. Akiva Goldsman (Fringe, I Am Legend) is the writer/executive producer, with Warner Horizon Television producing.
In the pilot, Grayson “emerges from the shadow of Batman to become Nightwing, the leader of a fearless band of new Super Heroes including Starfire, Raven and many others. Titans is a dramatic adventure series that will explore and celebrate one of the most popular comic book titles ever.”
Deadline reports that Fox has given a put pilot commitment to Lucifer, from Californication creator/executive producer Tom Kapinos and DC Entertainment sibling Warner Bros TV. Lucifer, whose look was modeled after David Bowie, has appeared as a supporting character in comic book series The Sandman and toplined an eponymous spinoff, both for DC’s Vertigo imprint. Based on the Vertigo characters, the TV series, written and executive produced by Kapinos, centers on Lucifer who, bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he opens an exclusive piano bar called Lux.
TV Guide has secured some lovely exclusive set photos, including the interior of Barbara Keen’s (future Mrs. Gordon’s) swanky apartment and the even swankier interior of Wayne Manor. Got to love that suit of armor.