DC's works have typically shone brighter on the small screen. Setting aside a slew of animated knockouts such as Batman: the Animated Series, Justice League, Teen Titans, and Young Justice, DC properties have been turned into solidly-rated live-action shows such as Wonder Woman, Lois & Clark, and ten seasons of Smallville. The latter's popularity set the stage for spinoffs—first an aborted Aquaman pilot, and then the wildly successful Arrow. Now several more live-action DC television shows are in the works, including new versions of The Flash and Wonder Woman.
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If so, it's a clever idea. This would tie together a number of DC superhero shows without overextending each program’s lead actor—or the crossover show's budget, as supporting cast members would doubtless command lower salaries than Arrow's Amell or the upcoming Flash's Gustin. Moreover, Arrow's showrunners have written in two potential sidekicks; in addition to Roy Harper, we have Ollie’s sister Thea Dearden Queen, who's named for comic book character Mia Dearden (the second Speedy) and who will doubtless receive archery training from her biological father Malcolm Merlyn. Either one could be brought over to a Titans spinoff. Similarly, I expect that in addition to teen sidekick Wally West, The Flash will employ temporal shenanigans to bring in Barry's far future great-grandnephew Bart Allen (the second Kid Flash).
Do these speculations have any substance, or am I completely off base? Post your opinions in the comments below!