Andrew Kreisberg
Kreisberg at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (1971-04-23) April 23, 1971 (age 52)
Education
Occupation(s)Writer, producer
Years active1998–2017

Andrew Kreisberg (born April 23, 1971) is an American television writer, producer and comic book writer. He is best known as the creator of the television series The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow.

Personal life and education

Kreisberg graduated from the Boston University College of Communication in 1993.[1] Kreisberg is Jewish.[2]

Career

Television

His first job was on the short-lived animated sitcom Mission Hill. He has written for several other series including: Justice League, The Simpsons, Hope & Faith, Boston Legal, Lipstick Jungle, Eli Stone, The Vampire Diaries, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, My Family, and Warehouse 13.

In November 2015, Kreisberg signed a multi-year deal with Warner Bros. Television, through which he would continue to develop new projects as well as remain the sole showrunner of The Flash, co-showrunner of Supergirl (along with Ali Adler), and executive producer on Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow.[3] In November 2017, his position with Warner Bros. was terminated.[4]

Fringe

In 2009, he joined the FOX science-fiction/horror series Fringe as a co-executive producer and writer. At the end of season one, Kreisberg left the show. He co-wrote the following episodes:

Booster Gold

In 2011, Kreisberg was hired to write a pilot based on DC Comics hero Booster Gold, for Syfy.[5] The script went through many iterations and was said to be in consideration at the network.[6][7] This project was shelved since Warner Bros. severed all ties with Kreisberg in November 2017.[8]

Arrowverse

In 2011, Kreisberg, Marc Guggenheim, and Greg Berlanti began developing Arrow, a re-imagining of the DC Comics comic book character Green Arrow for The CW. In January 2012, The CW picked the project up to pilot.[9] On January 31, 2012, actor Stephen Amell was cast in the title role of Oliver Queen/Arrow.[10] On May 11, 2012, The CW order Arrow to series. It premiered on October 10, 2012.[11]

In July 2013, it was announced that Kreisberg, fellow Arrow co-creator Berlanti and DC Comics CCO Geoff Johns would be introducing Barry Allen during the show's second season, with the twentieth episode serving as a backdoor pilot. Actor Grant Gustin was cast and first appeared in the eighth episode of the second season, "The Scientist".[12] The CW producers were pleased with the handling of the character, and greenlit a pilot episode, foregoing the backdoor version.[13] In May 2014, The Flash was officially ordered to series.[14] It premiered October 7, 2014.[15]

On February 26, 2015, it was announced that Kreisberg, along with Guggenheim and Berlanti, would write/executive produce a spin-off series featuring Caity Lotz, Victor Garber, Brandon Routh and Wentworth Miller as White Canary, Martin Stein, The Atom and Captain Cold respectively, for a potential 2016 premiere.[16] The series, titled Legends of Tomorrow premiered on January 21, 2016.[17]

Comics

Kreisberg has written for the comic book series Green Arrow and Black Canary and Batman Confidential.

In 2008, Arcana Comics began publishing Helen Killer, a comic book by Kreisberg with art by Matthew Rice. In it, a college-aged Helen Keller is given a device which allows her to see and hear and which increases her physical abilities, at which point she is hired to protect the President of the United States.

It was announced in July 2014, that Kreisberg and Arrow executive story editor Ben Sokolowski would be taking over the Green Arrow title in October of that year, beginning with issue #35.[18]

Allegations of sexual harassment

See also: MeToo movement

On November 10, 2017, Kreisberg was suspended from his role as showrunner on The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl, after fifteen women and four men accused him of sexual harassment.[19][20] On November 29, 2017, he was fired from all Warner Bros. Television's projects.[4][21]

In October 2023, Vanity Fair reported that Kreisberg had been arrested in March 2023 and charged with forcible touching following an alleged incident at a bar mitzvah in Westchester County, New York.[22]

Filmography

Year Title Credited as Notes
Writer Producer Executive producer
1998 Malcolm & Eddie Yes Writer (1 episode)
2000–2002 Mission Hill
2001 Cousin Skeeter
2002–2003 The Simpsons Writer (2 episodes), story editor, executive story editor
2002–2004 Justice League Writer (3 episodes)
2003–2004 Hope & Faith Yes Writer (2 episodes); co-producer
2005–2007 Boston Legal Writer (9 episodes); producer
2007 The Wedding Bells Supervising producer
2008 Lipstick Jungle Yes Writer (1 episode)
2008–2009 Eli Stone Yes Writer (7 episodes); supervising producer, co-executive producer
2009 The Vampire Diaries Writer (2 episodes); co-executive producer
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Writer (1 episode)
2009–2010 Fringe Yes Writer (2 episodes); co-executive producer
2009–2011 My Family Writer (2 episodes)
2010–2011 Warehouse 13 Yes Writer (4 episodes); co-executive producer
2011 Red Faction: Origins TV movie; with Paul de Meo and Danny Bilson, based on the video game developed by Volition
2012–2017 Arrow Yes Co-developer; writer (17 episodes)
2014–2017 The Flash Co-developer; writer (10 episodes)
2015 The Oscars TV special; with Greg Berlanti & Seth Grahame-Smith & Michael Green
2015–2017 Supergirl Yes Co-developer; writer (5 episodes)
2016–2017 Legends of Tomorrow Co-developer; writer (2 episodes)

Bibliography

DC Comics

Other publishers

References

  1. ^ Ehrlich, Lara (November 5, 2013). "From BU to Boston Legal and The Good Wife". BU.edu. BU Today. Retrieved December 16, 2013.
  2. ^ Staff, Toi. "Producer of 'Arrow,' 'The Flash' suspended over sexual misconduct claims". The Times of Israel. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  3. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (November 3, 2013). "'The Flash' Boss Andrew Kreisberg Inks Overall Deal With Warner Bros. TV (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  4. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (November 29, 2017). "'Flash' & 'Supergirl' EP Andrew Kreisberg Fired Over Sexual Harassment Allegations". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 29, 2017.
  5. ^ Rose, Lacey (November 22, 2011). "Syfy Orders Script Based on DC Comics' 'Booster Gold' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 6, 2014.
  6. ^ Byrne, Craig (May 8, 2013). "The Booster Gold TV Show Is Still Not Dead". KSiteTV. Retrieved September 6, 2014.
  7. ^ Byrne, Craig (May 27, 2013). "The Booster Gold Script Is Going To Syfy Next Week". KSiteTV. Retrieved September 6, 2014.
  8. ^ "Booster Gold May Be Coming to The Flash". comicbook.com. Retrieved 2022-05-09.
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 18, 2012). "The CW Gives Pilot Orders To 'Arrow', 'The Carrie Diaries' & 'Beauty And The Beast'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 6, 2014.
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 31, 2012). "Stephen Amell Is Green Arrow: Lands Title Role In CW Drama Pilot 'Arrow'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 18, 2012.
  11. ^ Gorman, Bill (May 17, 2012). "CW 2012–13 Primetime Schedule: 'Supernatural' To Wednesday, 'Nikita' To 9pm, 'Beauty & the Beast' Follows 'Vampire Diaries' & Lots More Changes". TV By the Numbers. Archived from the original on May 20, 2012. Retrieved August 18, 2012.
  12. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (July 30, 2013). "'Flash' Series From 'Arrow' Producers in the Works at CW". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 6, 2014.
  13. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (November 18, 2013). "CW's 'The Flash' To Do Stand-Alone Pilot Instead Of 'Arrow' Backdoor Pilot Episode". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 6, 2014.
  14. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 8, 2013). "CW Picks Up 'The Flash', 'iZombie', 'Jane the Virgin' & 'The Messengers' To Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 6, 2014.
  15. ^ Bibel, Sara (June 25, 2014). "The CW Announces Fall Premiere Dates". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved June 25, 2014.
  16. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 26, 2015). "Arrow/Flash Superhero Team-Up Spinoff In Works At CW; Brandon Routh, Victor Garber, Wentworth Miller, Caity Lotz Star". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 27, 2015.
  17. ^ Kissel, Rick (November 23, 2015). "CW Slots 'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' for Thursdays; 'Vampire Diaries' to Friday". Variety. Archived from the original on November 24, 2015. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  18. ^ Schedeen, Jesse (July 3, 2014). "ARROW'S ANDREW KREISBERG AND BEN SOKOLOWSKI TO TAKE OVER DC'S GREEN ARROW COMIC". IGN. Retrieved September 7, 2014.
  19. ^ "'The Flash' Showrunner Andrew Kreisberg Suspended Over Sexual Harassment Allegations". November 10, 2017.
  20. ^ "'Supergirl,' 'Arrow' Producer Suspended Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations by Warner Bros". November 10, 2017.
  21. ^ "Statements Regarding Andrew Kreisberg" Warner Brothers PR.
  22. ^ Ryan, Maureen (3 October 2023). "Disgraced Warner Bros. Producer Arrested for "Forcible Touching" at Bar Mitzvah". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 3 October 2023.
  23. ^ Renaud, Jeffrey (January 8, 2009). "Kreisberg On "World of New Krypton"". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on January 11, 2009.
  24. ^ Renaud, Jeffrey (February 5, 2009). "Kreisberg Explains "World of New Krypton" Departure". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on February 6, 2009.
Preceded byJudd Winick Green Arrow and Black Canary writer 2009–2010 Succeeded byJ. T. Krul