The CW President Mark Pedowitz Discusses ARROW, THE FLASH, SUPERNATURAL And More


In recent months, we’ve seen the comic book world spill over from the silver screen to the small screen. Smallville, of course, was the leader of the pack in modern television, but since it flew off the air and the surprising success of The CW’s Arrow, all of the major networks and online streaming services have been scrambling to strike while the iron is hot and develop their own television series based on the comic book characters we know and love.

arrow_season_2_poster_smallAs it stands right now, The CW is ahead in that race, with the previously mentioned Arrow leading the charge. The Flash is not far behind and now that the character has had, and will continue to have, and introduction on the hit series, it’s just a matter of time before that series gets picked up. Mark Pedowitz, president of the young adult-centered network, recently talked with Collider in regards to the future of these two shows, as well as numerous other airing on the network. Pedowitz first discusses the reasoning behind dropping the “back-door” pilot of The Flash on Arrow in favor of a traditional pilot.

I’m very bullish on the show.  I think that what Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Geoff Johns and Marc Guggenheim did, introducing the character of The Flash in those two episodes was great.  So, because of that, we felt that rather than try to squeeze in a spin-off, we should make it into a bigger pilot.  If we do launch the series, we’ll launch it with a bang like we launched Arrow. 

I believe that most fans of the series would agree that this is a better idea, especially with the potential the new series. As we learned yesterday, The CW has opted to not move forward with Amazon, the Wonder Woman prequel, at this time. It seems the script and timing just weren’t right. Collider asks a double question next, one regarding Amazon, the other about Fox’s upcoming pilot of Gotham. He ignores the former and answers the latter.

Well, Gotham is the origination show of Chief Gordon.  They do not impact us.  We all live in our separate universes.  Gotham is one universe.  Starling City is another universe.  Should The Flash go, Central City would be another universe.  Characters, if they cross over, will cross over.  If characters can’t cross over, they won’t.  Remember, it’s an origination story in Gotham.  We’re much more in a different time.  So, we’ll see what happens.

As I mention, however, we now know the fate of the potential Amazon series. One of the other hero projects the network has in the works is a series based on Hourman. We learned not long ago that this series will take a bit of a different approach to the story in that many different characters will be given the powers of Hourman, rather than just a single person. He states that they have yet to receive a script, therefore a pilot has not been ordered at this time.

Supernatural_Season_9_Promo_PosterWe’re still waiting for the script.  A lot of scripts have not come in yet.  We’re waiting for the writers to deliver the scripts.  As soon as I can get a rough script, with our development team, we’ll start making recommendations for pilots.

Finally, here’s a bit of a bonus for fans of the long-running other-worldly series Supernatural. As most fans know, the series is currently in its 9th season, and many are wondering how much life the popular show has left in it. I, as a fan, was thinking that it should and probably would come to a close after a 10th season; it just seems like the natural thing to do. But, that may not be the case.

As a fan of the show, who’s seen every episode, as long as I’m here and those numbers still hold, may it go as long as it wants.  

Essentially, as long as people keep watching, they’ll keep making it. Not sure if that is good or bad! You can check out the entire interview by clicking the link below. Pedowitz discusses numerous other series on the network. Some interesting, but not shocking, bits of news here. Are you looking forward to The Flash pilot? Do you think it will be as successful as Arrow?


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Source : Collider