While DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson is leaving Warner Bros. behind, one of the company’s other major superhero architects, uber-producer Greg Belanti, will stay with Warner Bros. Television through 2024.
TVLine notes the extension is worth $300 million and will see the producer — and his company, Berlanti Productions — continue to develop shows like Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Riverdale, and Black Lightning. Next Fall, his company will also produce The CW’s new series All America; one of a handful of non-comic book Belanti series, which includes NBC’s Blindspot, CBS’s upcoming God Friended Me and The Red Line, and Lifetime’s You.
Over on streaming services, Berlanti supervises upcoming shows like Titans and Doom Patrol for DC Universe and Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, based on Archie Comics’ Sabrina the Teenage Witch. TVLine notes a recent exodus of broadcast showrunners to streaming platforms may have initiated the extension of the Berlanti/WBTV deal, and based on the large list of television shows his company produces on behalf of Warner Television, I’m inclined to agree.
“A lot has changed about TV since I started working in it 20 years ago, but what hasn’t changed is how blessed I feel to come to work every day, where I work with the most talented, hardest-working company, executives, showrunners, actors, writers, directors, casts and crews in the business,” Berlanti said in a statement. Prior to his involvement with The CW superheroes, Berlanti created series like Everwood and co-created ABC’s attempt at superheroics with No Ordinary Family.
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