Producer Greg Berlanti has been instrumental in adapting DC Comics’ extensive catalog for television, and it looks like he’s not going anywhere any time soon.
The prolific producer behind The CW’s Arrowverse counts a total of 14 live-action series and two animated series under his belt, and now Berlanti has signed a contract extension with Warner Bros. TV.
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The new contract, worth $400 million in all-cash instead of backend points, extends Berlanti’s association with the television studio by four years. Berlanti only had two years left on his contract following the completion of the 2017-2018 television season. The deal extends Berlanti’s TV deal with Warner Bros. through to 2024. In that time, he’ll continue to produce and develop new properties for television.
“A lot has changed about TV since I started working in it 20 years ago,” Berlanti said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “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. I’m eternally grateful to all of them and to the audiences that have watched our shows. And finally, I’m thankful for the love, guidance and support I get from my husband, my family and my friends, which make moments like this one possible and all the moments in between the real reward.”
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Berlanti is largely responsible for bringing many DC properties to the small screen as producer, co-creator and occasional writer of the entire Arrowverse, starting with Arrow in 2012. Since then, he produced, co-created and co-wrote The Flash in 2014, Supergirl in 2015 and Legends of Tomorrow in 2016. Additionally, Berlanti is a co-creator on animated Arrowverse series Freedom Fighters: The Ray and Constantine: City of Demons, both airing on The CW’s online streaming platform, CW Seed.
Not limited to co-founding the Arroverse, Berlanti is also a producer behind other iconic comic properties adapted for television including Riverdale and Black Lightning on The CW, as well as the upcoming Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on Netflix and both Titans and Doom Patrol, which will debut on DC’s premium streaming service DC Universe.