Marvel and DC continue to conquer television with The Flash and Marvel’s Agent Carter

It’s been one hell of a week for television. We’ve had everything from shows getting canned, current shows getting renewed and even more comic book related TV shows getting green lit! Rather than bombard you with several articles, here’s a summary of this week’s events.

From the DC camp we reported earlier in the week that FOX have granted GOTHAM a full series and posted a juicy teaser trailer as well as poster. News broke on Thursday that both The Flash and Constantine have been granted a full series each as well.

Entertainment Weekly revealed that NBC requested a full season of Constantine starring Matt Ryan as the Hellblazer detective John Constantine. That same day TV Line reported that The CW ordered at least 13 episodes of the Arrow spin-off The Flash starring Grant Gustin as DC Comics Barry Allen.

Hollywood Reporter also revealed that Syfy is adapting its own DC comic for television, Frank Miller’s Ronin. Miller is well known for his work on Sin City and The Dark Knight Returns. Ronin was originally a six issue comic book released from DC Comics in the eighties.

The story focuses on a 13th century Ronin, a masterless samurai who is given a second chance to avenge the death of his master. He awakes finding himself in 21st century New York in a city built on corruption led by the reincarnation of his master’s killer.

What about Marvel? On Thursday Marvel broke the news that ABC had renewed Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for a second season to begin in autumn 2014. As the first season is drawing to a close it’s welcoming to know that we haven’t seen the last of Agent Coulson.

Along with that renewal it was revealed that ABC have ordered Marvel’s Agent Carter, a series focusing on Hayley Atwell’s Peggy Carter, a character that was first introduced to us in 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger. She proved popular with audiences as she reappeared in the Marvel One Shot: Agent Carter which featured on the Iron Man 3 Blu-Ray. Marvel revealed the first poster for the series as well as this synopsis earlier this week:

“It’s 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy Carter a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life–Steve Rogers.”

Sources: Hollywood Reporter | Deadline | Marvel | Entertainment Weekly | Screen Crush

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