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Coming to a TV screen Near You Comic Book Heroes

photoAs one TV season wraps up, another is starting to take shape. And the theme for the 2014-2015 fall TV season seems to be superheroes.

First we get the announcement that Fox has picked up Gotham, a show that details the origins of Commissioner Gordon (Ben McKenzie) when he was just a detective. The show is will also feature a young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz), Sean Pertwee as Wayne family servant Alfred Pennyworth, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot (aka The Penguin), Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle (aka Catwoman), Erin Richards as Gordon’s fiancée Barbara Kean, Zabryna Guevara as Gotham PD Captain Essen and Cory Michael Smith guest-starring as Edward Nygma (aka The Riddler). Jada Pinkett Smith will play an original character named Fish Mooney.

Over at NBC, the network as greenlit DC Comic’s Constantine. The show is about John Constantine, an enigmatic and irreverent con man-turned-reluctant supernatural detective who is thrust into the role of defending us against dark forces from beyond. The show stars Matt Ryan, Lucy Griffiths, and Harold Perrineau.

The CW is adding another DC Comic’s superhero to its mix with the pickup of The Flash. The Arrow spin-off stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen (he appeared in two episodes this season) that through a freak accident is given the power of super speed that transforms him into the Fastest Man Alive. The show also stars: Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order), Danielle Panabaker (Shark), Rick Cosnett (The Vampire Diaries), Candice Patton (The Game), Tom Cavanagh (Ed), John Wesley Shipp (the 90s The Flash), and Carlos Valdes.

It seems that the CW has its own little Justice League happening. First the network had a Superman show, then a Green Arrow show and now a Flash show. Too bad their proposed Wonder Woman show never got off the ground.

The CW has also added another DC Comic’s title to the fall lineup: iZombie. Based on the characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, and published by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint, iZombie is about A med student-turned-zombie (Rose McIver) 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. iA 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. Veronica Mars‘ Rob Thomas is the man behind the show.

[UPDATED] ABC is adding to the mix as it not only picked up Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for a second season, it is adding Marvel’s Agent Carter. Agent Carter is a spin-off from the Captain America films and this is how ABC describes the show:

Marvel’s Agent Carter,” starring “Captain America’s” Hayley Atwell follows the story of Peggy Carter. 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. Inspired by the feature films “Captain America: The First Avenger” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” along with the short “Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter.” “Marvel’s Agent Carter” stars Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter. Executive producers are Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters, Steve McFeely & Christopher Marcus, and Jeph Loeb.

We here at Pop Goes the World intends to recap all of the above when the fall season rolls around. If you are interested in joining our recap team, email us at popgoestheworld1@gmail.com.

Check back next week as we outline what other shows have made the cut and those that didn’t not as the networks start to announce their fall lineup.

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