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The Marvel multiverse is rocking the box-office. X-Men, Spidermen and Avengers really steal the show. Meanwhile DC is able to churn out a single installment in 2-3 years. But on the TV the scenario is completely different. DC has always been a favourite on TV. Remember tananana... Batman. That show was brilliant comedy.

Even now DC's Arrow is ruling the superhero genre in the TV world while Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. attracts a lot of flak, it has nothing to gain from the escapism style of Marvel movies. While DC's Arrow benefits from its movies counterpart being very grounded.

The success of DC on TV now means that there are now many more DC shows ready to hit the TV. Flash, Gotham, iZombie, Constantine are the ones right now with a very real chance of them happening.

Flash is the only series in this poll that is 100% going to happen. It stars Gustin Grant as Barry Allen, the second character in the comic books to be called The Flash. Flash's origin story has already been shown on Arrow.

CW has ordered a pilot for iZombie, also a DC comic. For those who are unfamiliar. It premise can be summed up like this "A med student-turned-zombie takes a job in the coroner’s office to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat to maintain her humanity, but with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories. With the help of her medical examiner boss and a police detective, she solves homicide cases in order to quiet the disturbing voices in her head" ( I have just copied that whole thing in quotes from another website.) The showrunners are Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero creators of the excellent Veronica Mars.

Next is probably the most ambitious project named Gotham. Serving as a prequel to the Dark Knight trilogy, it stars Commissioner James Gordon in his pre-commissioner days. The show is going to be based in the mean streets of Gotham as the city goes bad. The show is also going to show the origin stories of marquee Batman villains such as the Riddler, Catwoman, Penguin etc. It will also star Bruce Wayne as a 12 year old child. It is essentially the Smallville treatment of Batman.

[Edit: Added info on Constantine]
John Constantine has probably found it's way back to live action through NBC's Constantine. Everyone knows the conman turned supernatural detective and if NBC's other shows like Hannibal and The Blacklist are any indication this series can have a very dark and gritty tone, just like the Constantine of comic books.

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Also tell us any other DC title you would like to see coming to TV.
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