With “The Flash” pulling in big numbers and “Arrow” being the network’s most-watched show of the past two years, it comes as no surprise that The CW is looking into the possibility of a third TV series based on a DC Comics property.
CW President Mark Pedowitz tells Buzzfeed: “There are discussions going on, but I can’t tell you what they are.”
The comment comes from a lengthy piece on the website about the production of the upcoming third season of “Arrow”. Said piece wraps up with talk about the new season’s main villain Ra’s al Ghul. Pedowitz confirmed they did approach actor Liam Neeson, who played the role in 2005’s “Batman Begins”, about a potential reprisal: “We never thought he would. We quickly went to him, just on the off-chance that he had the time to do it.”
The role ended up in the hands of Australian actor Matt Nable who delivers a quite different interpretation. Producer Marc Guggenheim says: “What we’re trying to do is something a bit more elemental. Presenting a Ra’s al Ghul who’s a bit more primal. More of a legend and a whisper and something to be feared.”