‘Deathstroke’ Animated Series in Development at CW Seed

DC’s terminator is returning to the world of animation.

During the CW upfront presentation today, CW President Mark Pedowitz unveiled two upcoming series for CW Seed, animated series Deathstroke, centered on the DC anti-hero, and The Pledge, which comes from the producers of the Saw horror franchise.

The series is the third animated DC show to debut on the streaming platform, following Vixen and The Ray. While unconfirmed, is it likely that Manu Bennett reprises his role as Slade Wilson/Deathstroke. Bennett first appeared as Deathstroke in the CW’s flagship superhero show, Arrow, and has reprised the role across other Arrowverse series’.

The announcement of the Deathstroke animated series follows the introduction of the character, the fan-favorite assassin and archenemy of Teen Titans leader Dick Grayson, on the live-action DC Universe series Titans, where he is played by Esai Morales.

The character is well known to fans of the popular Teen Titans animated series from Cartoon Network (played by Ron Perlman) as well as the show’s 2018 film Teen Titans Go! to the Movies (played by Will Arnett). Joe Manganiello (True Blood) appeared as the character in the 2017 feature film Justice League in an uncredited cameo.


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