CW Bosses Hint at Pairing Wonder Woman with Arrow As Early as Next Year
CW bosses went on the record yesterday with their desire to pair the upcoming Arrow with Amazon, the Wonder Woman origin story currently being penned for the Network by Allan Heinberg.
“If there’s room for a thousand reality shows, hopefully there’s room for a thousand shows like this,” Greg Berlanti, Arrow’s executive Producer told THR yesterday at the Paley Center’s Fall Preview party. “My hope is we’re successful enough that we’re all on the air together. That’d be great.”
Berlanti’s writing partner and fellow Arrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim added “It harkens back to the years of my childhood where you had The Six Million Dollar Man and Wonder Woman and all these superhero-like genre shows all on the dial and all you had to do was change the channel. I think there’s totally room for both shows. It would be fun to share a night with them. The CW programs two hours a night and that’d be a pretty kick-ass night of television.”
Arrow EP Andrew Kreisberg expounded further on the possible tone and direction of Amazon, and explained why a cross-over may not happen, if both shows should air back to back next year. “Our show definitely takes place in a much more realistic world. There’s no superpowers, superheroes and aliens. With Wonder Woman, Diana of Themyscira, there are superpowers. I don’t foresee crossovers but one of the great things about superheroes is that they’re constantly being re-imagined. There’s the Adam West and Christopher Nolan versions of Batman and one doesn’t obviate the other. The Lynda Carter version was great and now the CW is hopefully developing another wonderful version that will be a nice compliment to Arrow.”
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