Speaking at the TCA’s yesterday, “The Flash” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg tells Collider that while the character of Gorilla Grodd won’t be back this season on The CW series, he could essentially serve as the main antagonist in a future season.
The dangerous and intelligent gorilla’s two short appearances so far seem to be essentially a precursor to him becoming a primary antagonist – much like what was done with Ra’s al Ghul in “Arrow”:
“I would liken the Gorilla City thing to Ra’s al Ghul. You know, you hear about ‘the man from Nanda Parbat’ in [Arrow] Season 1, and ‘the man who showed Malcolm the way,’ and then you met Nyssa, then in Season 3 you met Ra’s. So, it’s a long-term thing.”
Elsewhere on The CW, network chief Mark Pedowitz tells the same outlet that he’s hopeful “Supernatural” will go for a twelfth season, though it hasn’t been announced yet. Pedowitz also says that when they do decide to end it, the show will likely get advanced warning so there’s plenty of time to wrap-up storylines:
“Both Jared (Padalecki) and Jensen (Ackles) are having a blast. As long as they’re having a blast, it’s a great thing. The show is performing better than it did last year, better than you could ever hope. So, again, we have made no series pickups yet. We have not done anything along those lines, but I’m pretty hopeful that we’ll see it again.
If they can keep delivering stories, and the numbers keep holding, and the guys want to do it, we’re going to try to keep going. I can’t tell you if there will be a season 12 yet. I can’t tell you if there will be a season 15 yet. I can’t tell you if it won’t outlast my tenure at the CW. My guess is it will outlast me.”
“The Flash” returns January 19th, “Supernatural” returns January 20th.