Greg Berlanti’s once massive “Arrow-verse” is coming to something of an end this year with the final season of “The Flash” on The CW. The incredibly prolific Berlanti’s schedule is easing up a bit, with various shows coming to a close after hitting a peak of twenty series in production or on the air simultaneously in the 2019-2020 TV season.
That doesn’t mean he’s lacking work, far from it. Berlanti and Warner Brothers Television Group have announced that the producer has signed a new exclusive multi-year deal with Warner Bros. Discovery that will keep him there through 2027 to develop series across HBO Max and traditional cable.
Unlike the prior deal, which included bonuses based on the number of shows that Berlanti delivered, the new deal rewards based on the successes of the programming delivered as the volume business gives way to one prioritising quality.
Berlanti began his partnership with WB in 2001 and has since created or produced more than forty shows. Currently, Berlanti Productions has around fifteen shows currently on air or in production.
In the past, he has been responsible for HBO Max series like “Titans” and “Doom Patrol”; Arrow-verse shows like “Supergirl” and “Legends of Tomorrow” along with The CW’s other shows like “Superman and Lois,” “Riverdale” and “All-American”.
He’s also been behind series on other services, including Netflix’s “You” and “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” and produced films like “Free Guy”. The new agreement is for TV only, as Berlanti’s film pact remains with Netflix.