HBO Max Has Reportedly Cancelled Yet Another DC Project
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Just last week, it was revealed completely out of the blue that Batgirl, starring Leslie Grace as Barbara Gordon, has been cancelled, and won’t release on any platform. At the time, a Warner Bros. Pictures spokesperson confirmed (via TheWrap) that this was nothing to do with Grace’s performance, but a “strategic shift as it relates to the DC universe and HBO Max”.
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Now though, Variety report that another DC project has apparently been cancelled - namely, an upcoming series which was first announced in 2019. Greg Berlanti’s Strange Adventures was set to be an anthology series, which ComicBook writes was supposedly going to centre around Perry White, Jimmy Olsen and Bizarro, with potential plans for other characters like Deadman and Ragman.
During an episode of Kevin Smith’s podcast, Hollywood Babble On, Smith revealed that he’d been working on an episode with Supergirl writer Eric Carrasco, who ended up telling him the fate of the show.
“I got a call the other day from Eric before all of this story broke and he was just like ‘Strange Adventures is officially dead,’ and I was like ‘what the f**k, are you serious?!’” he recalled on the podcast. “I thought Strange Adventures being a casualty kind of made sense to me. Nobody necessarily knows these characters, it sounded like an expensive show.”
Following the cancellation of Batgirl, Leslie Grace posted a statement on Instagram thanking fans for their support, adding that she felt “blessed to have worked among absolute greats and forged relationships for a lifetime in the process”.