Now that the summer is winding down it’s time for the new fall television premieres Hollywood has been slaving over since last January! With the success of Arrow on the CW, DC Entertainment has jumped into creating more innovative television based on other popular comic characters. Below are the run downs for three new DC inspired shows premiering this fall.
Gotham - Fox
Premieres - Monday September 22 at 8/7c
Where do villains come from? Are they born evil? Is there a haunted past which changes their moral standards and pushes them to the ‘dark side?’ Or is Gotham City itself a breeding ground for deceit, deception, and debauchery? Gotham is set during the crime that sparked a young Bruce Wayne’s pursuit of justice, the murder of his parents in front of his very own eyes, and seeks to answer all these questions. Follow Detective James Gordon, played by Ben Mckenzie, who on his mission to bring the real murderer to justice while crossing paths with minor criminal who later become super villains like The Penguin, Catwoman, The Riddler and Poison Ivy just to name a few.
The Flash - CW
Premieres- Tuesday October 7th at 8/7c
The Flash was planned as a spin off of Arrow. Barry Allen, played by Grant Gustin, was introduced on season 2 of Arrow but audiences won’t get to him him in the official Flash suit until the series premieres, or in the trailer above. The show will explore the early days of Barry Allen as he discovers his identity and purpose as the Flash. Expect a lot of crossover characters from Arrow to be making guest star appearances.
Constantine - NBC
Premieres- Friday October 24th at 10/9c
Constantine is a textbook example of an anti-hero. He lacks the empathy heroes like Batman and The Flash have innately, but everything thing he does is to improve the big picture. His television show is dark and grotesque. It follows him as he protects our world from being taken over by incredibly powerful demons that seek to enslave humanity. Matt Ryan brings a multidimensional Constantine to the table. While it is apparent he is suffering from the bad decisions and sins of his past, his quick witted, sarcastic personality brings a little color to the looming shadows ahead.
So mark your calendars because this is some good television you won’t want to miss!