Greg Berlanti will have a total of six comic book shows on The CW this coming season with Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, Riverdale and the new DC series Black Lightning. But it looks like an Arrow actor wants his own spin-off as Manu Bennett, who plays Slade Wilson, expressed the interest on social media recently for a Deathstroke series.
When a fan tweeted him with the wish to see Bennett star in his own Deathstroke show, Bennett showed the same interest as he asked fans to rally for that spin-off, with the hashtag #deathstrokeoriginalseries.
— Manu (@manubennett) May 31, 2017
In addition to that, Bennett stated in a later tweet that he would want Marv Wolfman, the creator of the Slade Wilson character, to be involved with the series.
— Manu (@manubennett) June 1, 2017
Wolfman responded to Bennett’s tweet with great appreciation while also praising the actor’s recent return to the Green Arrow show as Deathstroke helped Oliver Queen in stopping Adrian Chase a.k.a. Prometheus.
Much appreciated, Manu. I love Deathstroke and I was overjoyed to see your return and would love to see you do more.
— Marv Wolfman (@marvwolfman) June 1, 2017
“After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the North China Sea. He returned home to Star City, bent on righting the wrongs done by his family and fighting injustice. As the Green Arrow, he protects his city with the help of former soldier John Diggle (David Ramsey), computer-science expert Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), his vigilante-trained sister Thea Queen (Willa Holland), Deputy Mayor Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne), brilliant inventor Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum), and his new recruits, street-savvy Rene Ramirez (Rick Gonzalez) and meta-human Dinah Drake (Juliana Harkavy). Oliver has finally solidified and strengthened his crime-fighting team only to have it threatened when unexpected enemies from his past return to Star City, forcing Oliver to rethink his relationship with each member of his “family”.
Arrow Season 6 will begin sometime in October on its new timeslot at Thursday nights at 9/8c on The CW.
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New Comic Book Shows That Are Coming In 2017-2018
The current TV season is pretty much done as several comic book and superhero TV shows have concluded their respective seasons. All the comic book shows that aired this year will be back for the new TV season with The CW’s The Flash, Supergirl, Riverdale, iZombie, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, with ABC bringing Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. back for another season and FOX giving Gotham and Lucifer another go.
FX is also bringing back their new comic book TV hit series with Legion while AMC is bringing back The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead for new seasons, along with their new Vertigo hit Preacher. While the comic book TV landscape is already epic in scope, it’s only going to get bigger next year. The 2017-2018 television season is going to be one of the biggest seasons of all time for comic book adaptations for both DC and Marvel.
To make it a bit easier to keep up with what is coming out next season, we have put together a perfect guide of what new comic book shows are coming to the silver screen. The shows that we have listed are those that have officially been picked up to series and been guaranteed a slot for the 2017-2018 TV season, for both broadcast television, cable and streaming services.
Several of these new comic book shows, while picked up to series, are still in the process of casting their leads as well as getting official premiere dates set. Hit the NEXT button below and let’s go through all the new exciting comic book and superhero television shows that are coming from DC and Marvel.