Producers Warner Bros. Television has cut all ties with Andrew Kreisberg, who had a global deal with the studio.
The producers of Flash and Supergirl Warner Bros. Television severed all ties with Andrew Kreisberg after accusations of badual harbadment of several women involving the showrunner.
Kreisberg, who executed the play The CW & # 39; s DC The dramas inspired by comics Supergirl, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Arrow were suspended by WBTV weeks ago of multiple accusations of badual harbadment. The study launched an internal investigation into the allegations. Kreisberg has been fired from the four series, as well as CW Seed Vixen and has lost his contract with the studio. (Sources say that Kreisberg was also developing another show with Berlanti, with that now in the air)
"After a thorough investigation, Warner Bros. Television Group terminated the employment of Andrew Kreisberg, with immediate effect", WB said in a statement. "Greg Berlanti will take on additional responsibilities at The Flash where he will work closely with the executive producer / co-showrunner Todd Helbing and Supergirl where he will work closely with the producers executives / co-showrunners Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller We remain committed to providing a safe work environment for our employees and everyone involved in our productions. "
All DC comics shows from the youngest network are produced by Berlanti Productions and its television chief, Sarah Schechter. Kreisberg served as showrunner in Arrow and The Flash – The two originals with the highest ratings of CW – and also executive producer Supergirl Legends of Tomorrow ] CW Seed entry Vixen . The production was not interrupted in any of the shows and the main producers, including Berlanti, visited the Vancouver sets of the four live action shows to alleviate the concerns of the cast, crew and others involved in the production.
"Warner Bros. Television Group recently concluded its investigation into the allegations against Andrew Kreisberg, we encourage and support this research, we believe and support the people who came forward, and we agree with the decision of the study," Berlanti said. Schechter. in a joint statement. "Nothing is more important to us than the safety and well-being of all our colleagues, co-workers, team and staff alike."
Nineteen men and women, who decided to remain anonymous, came forward to accuse the showrunner of badual misconduct, including inappropriate contact, which took place over a period of several years. Many are current or former employees of the Kreisberg shows, executive producer. Kreisberg allegedly touched people and kissed women without consent and asked for female mbadage.
Kreisberg was selected to oversee the growing DC universe of Berlanti in The CW. It is said that Kreisberg created a "toxic" work environment with many inmates for fear of reprisals if they filed a complaint against him. (He has also routinely dismissed the staff of The Flash each season and this year had problems in staffing the show and questions the hiring of women, sources say.)
Sources point out that Warners recently held its annual badual harbadment seminar with the Los Angeles-based Arrow writing and production team that led to multiple questions about what would happen if the complaints were filed and the subject was not fired. A source notes that it was clear after the suspension that those questions were addressed to Kreisberg, who co-directed Arrow before following The Flash and later, Supergirl .
Kreisberg previously worked with Berlanti and Arrow EP Marc Guggenheim on Eli Stone . His credits include Boston Legal by David E. Kelley, The Simpsons and Hope & Faith . He is presented by WME.
Warners decision to cut ties with Kreisberg comes after NBC News fired Matt Lauer on Wednesday. FX also finished Louis C.K. after the comedian and producer responded to the accusations in a New York Times story that stated that he acted inappropriately toward five women from 2002-05. "These stories are true," C.K. He said. FX canceled its general agreement with CK, which under the pact produced Amazon One Mississippi, FX Better Things and TBS & # 39; animated comedy The Cops, on last of which stopped production after the news. Netflix, which had an agreement for two stand-up specials, canceled the second (although it will keep the first one in its library). HBO dropped C.K. of his next Night of Too Many Stars special and eliminated multiple comedy specials, as well as his short series of comedies of 2006 Lucky Louie from his platform on demand. Amazon, which is the transmission platform of One Mississippi has yet to weigh the future of the Notaro vehicle. APA, 3 Arts and publicist Lewis Kay, who represented C.K., abandoned the comedian.
Kreisberg news comes as more people file complaints of badual harbadment following the Harvey Weinstein scandal.