While The CW Network is reportedly hammering a “For Sale” sign in its front yard in the near future, it isn’t prepared to call it quits on DC Comics properties just yet. According to a new report from Variety, actor David Ramsey is set to reprise his role of John Diggle from Arrow in his own standalone series for The CW.
Currently titled Justice U, the network comic book drama will see Ramsey’s Diggle, a.k.a Spartan, sometime after the events of Arrow. The calm yet quick-fisted former bodyguard will be on a quest to recruit fresh-faced metahumans for enrollment in a new type of superhero education. According to the report, the show will include multiple characters from throughout the DC universe. Which characters, of course, is still a mystery.
Michael Narducci (Superman and Lois) and Zoanne Clack (Grey’s Anatomy) will serve as writers and executive producers for the pilot and potentially beyond if the show is picked up for a full-season order. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and David Madden—who created the Diggle character during their eight-season run on Arrow—will also reunite to executive produce Justice U. DC Comics creative Geoff Johns is pegged to executive produce the series as well.
Additionally, Ramsey is set to return in more than an acting capacity. The actor will sit in the director’s chair for Justice U‘s pilot. Ramsey previously directed multiple episodes of other CW programs, including Arrow, Supergirl, and, most recently, Superman and Lois.
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