7 Upcoming Spinoffs of Popular TV Shows
What could be better than hearing that your favorite show has been renewed for another year? How about hearing that your favorite show is so good that it’s getting its own spinoff. It’s happening more and more as networks try to capitalize on their shows that are doing well. There are several spinoffs in the works for the 2014-15 season, many of which are based off major shows you’re sure to recognize. Ready to see what you have to look forward to? Take a look at these spinoffs coming soon to a TV near you.
1. The Flash
This is potential spinoff series that could be debuting on the CW in 2014-15. The show is a spinoff from its current CW hit, Arrow, which focuses on billionaire Oliver Queen, who was missing and presumed dead for five years after being discovered on a remote island. Queen returns home to Starling City, but his ordeal on the island has changed him. To make amends for the person he once was, Queen creates his Arrow persona, a vigilante who is determined to right the wrongs of his family and correct the wrongs within Starling City, according to the CW. The Flash will center around the DC Comics character Barry Allen, otherwise known as The Flash, played by Grant Gustin, who is a costumed crime fighter.
Barry was introduced in Arrow’s two-part winter finale in December as a Central City assistant police forensic investigator who visits Starling City to look into a series of unexplained robberies that may have a connection to a tragedy in his past. But, a freak accident gives him the power of super speed, turning him into the fastest man alive, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“Flash is very likely to make the fall schedule and it has to be very enticing to the network to pair the two superhero dramas on the same night. Executives also could choose to utilize Flash’s buzz to help boost another of its fall priorities, which also makes sense. The point is this is a new weapon for the network and it is one that has high upside and potential,” per The Motley Fool.