The popularity of superheroes on the big screen will expand deeper into television this fall.
In the wake of the May up-fronts, the competition for the small screen between DC Comics and Marvel will heat up this fall. This year, The CW’s Arrow and ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. battled for superiority of which was the better superhero television series.
This fall will get a lot more crowded with the premieres of Fox’s Gotham, The CW’s The Flash, NBC’s Constantine and ABC’s Agent Carter.
Here’s a look at the teaser posters.
Agent Carter is a spin-off of the same titled Marvel One-Shot short film. The series will be set a year after World War II in the shared Marvel Cinematic Universe and star Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter. Presumably the series will expand on the early days of S.H.I.E.L.D. How this will impact Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (set in the present day) is currently unknown.
Welsh actor Matt Ryan is John Constantine, a working-class magician, occult detective, and con man. The series will have no connections with the 2005 film of the same name that starred Keanu Reeves and will be closer to its comic book source material. The series will also star Charles Halford as Chas (portrayed in the movie by Shia LaBeouf) and feature original characters made for the series played by Lucy Griffiths (Liv) and Harold Perrineau (Manny).
An origin series about the early days of Jim Gordon, Bruce Wayne and famous Batman villians. The poster features the majority of Gotham’s cast, including Ben McKenzie (Detective Jim Gordon), Sean Pertwee (Alfred Pennyworth), Robin Lord Taylor (Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin), Donal Logue (Detective Harvey Bullock), Jada Pinkett Smith (Fish Mooney), David Mazouz (Bruce Wayne), Camren Bicondova (Selina Kyle), Cory Michael Smith (Edward Nygma/The Riddler) and Clare Foley (Ivy Pepper/Poison Ivy).
Set in the same universe as Arrow, this spinoff features Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash. The cast also includes Jesse L. Martin (Detective West), Rick Cosnett (Eddie Thawne), Danielle Panabaker (Caitlin Snow), Candice Patton (Iris West), Carlos Valdes (Cisco Ramon), and Tom Cavanagh (Harrison Wells).
Which new superhero series are you looking forward to watching this fall? Which ones will succeed and which ones won’t see a second season? Sound off in the comments below.