With The Flash and Arrow so successful for The CW, when will fans see a female-led superhero series on the network? Basically, whenever uberproducer Greg Berlanti & Co. are ready.
“At this moment, no [plans],” CW boss Mark Pedowitz said at the Television Critics Association’s press tour on Sunday. “But at this moment last year, Legends [of Tomorrow] didn’t really exist, so time will take its toll… There will be a moment in time, I don’t know when it’s going to come, but when Greg Berlanti and Andrew [Kreisberg] and Marc [Guggenheim] say, ‘We think it’s time,’ we’re going to give them that opportunity to do it.”
For what it’s worth, Berlanti already has a female-led superhero project on another network, Supergirl over on CBS. Pedowitz also stressed that the network’s super line-up already has a pretty strong roster of leading ladies, including Katie Cassidy, Emily Bett Rickards Willa Holland on Arrow and Candice Patton and Danielle Panabaker on The Flash, not to mention Caity Lotz and Ciara Renée on the upcoming DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
The best chance The CW may have of developing a female-led show could be in Megalyn Echikunwoke, who voices the titular character on The Flash-Arrow animated spin-off Vixen, and will soon appear as the character in real life on an upcoming episode of Arrow. “Hopefully that character is going to spin itself out, if not, it can join Legends,” Pedowitz said.