Another one bites the dust.
Andrew Kreisberg has been fired from his role as executive producer on The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow weeks after allegations of sexual harassment came out against him.
Warner Bros. Television, which produces the DC Comics-inspired dramas for the CW, said producer Greg Berlanti will take over Kreisberg’s roles following his ousting, explaining in a statement:
“After a thorough investigation, Warner Bros. Television Group has terminated Andrew Kreisberg’s employment, effective immediately. Greg Berlanti will assume additional responsibilities on both The Flash, where he will work closely with executive producer/co-showrunner Todd Helbing, and Supergirl, where he will work closely with executive producers/co-showrunners Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller. We remain committed to providing a safe working environment for our employees and everyone involved in our productions.”
Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, whose Berlanti Productions produces the shows alongside the studio, met with the casts and crews of the Arrow-verse days after the allegations against Kreisberg first came out on November 10.
On Wednesday, the producing duo released a statement saying they believe the individuals who came forward and support the studio for terminating the disgraced exec producer. They shared:
“Warner Bros. Television Group recently concluded its investigation into the allegations against Andrew Kreisberg. We encouraged and supported this investigation, we believe and support the individuals who came forward, and we agree with the studio’s decision. Nothing is more important to us than the safety and well-being of all our colleagues — coworkers, crew and staff alike.”
WBTV suspended Kreisberg immediately after the allegations surfaced. According to witnesses, Kreisberg frequently asked for massages, kissed women without consent, and regularly made sexualized comments about women.
After a thorough investigation, the studio kicked home boy outta there at Barry Allen-speed. Good job, WB.
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