Superhero TV Shows

Swamp Thing

  • 1 season
  • Superhero, Sci-Fi

A new live-action TV series based on the DC comics Swamp Thing created for the DC Universe streaming channel.

First aired 2019.

The Flash

  • The CW
  • 5 seasons
  • Superhero

Barry Allen was just 11 years old when his mother was killed in a bizarre and terrifying incident and his father was falsely convicted of the murder. With his life changed forever by the tragedy, Barry was taken in and raised by Detective Joe West, the father of Barry’s best friend, Iris. Now, Barry has become a brilliant, driven and endearingly geeky CSI investigator, whose determination to uncover the truth about his mother’s strange death leads him to follow up on every unexplained urban legend and scientific advancement that comes along. Barry’s latest obsession is a cutting edge particle accelerator, created by visionary physicist Harrison Wells and his S.T.A.R. Labs team, who claim that this invention will bring about unimaginable advancements in power and medicine. However, something goes horribly wrong during the public unveiling, and when the devastating explosion causes a freak storm, many lives are lost and Barry is struck by lightning. After nine months in a coma, Barry awakens to find his life has changed once again – the accident has given him the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen guardian angel. Though initially excited by his newfound powers, Barry is shocked to discover he is not the only “meta-human” who was created in the wake of the accelerator explosion – and not everyone is using their new powers for good. In the months since the accident, the city has seen a sharp increase in missing people, unexplained deaths and other strange phenomena. Barry now has a renewed purpose – using his gift of speed to protect the innocent, while never giving up on his quest to solve his mother’s murder and clear his father’s name. For now, only a few close friends and associates know that Barry is literally the fastest man alive, but it won’t be long before the world learns what Barry Allen has become…The Flash.

First aired October 7th, 2014.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

  • ABC
  • 6 seasons
  • Action, Superhero

A superhero series set within the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization, written by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen.

First aired September 24th, 2013.

Doom Patrol

  • DC Universe
  • 1 season
  • Superhero

A re-imagining of one of DC’s most beloved group of outcast Super Heroes: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl and Crazy Jane, led by modern-day mad scientist Dr. Niles Caulder (The Chief). The Doom Patrol's members each suffered horrible accidents that gave them superhuman abilities — but also left them scarred and disfigured. Traumatized and downtrodden, the team found purpose through The Chief, who brought them together to investigate the weirdest phenomena in existence — and to protect Earth from what they find. Part support group, part Super Hero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of super-powered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them. Picking up after the events of TITANS, DOOM PATROL will find these reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by none other than Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.

First aired 2019.

Arrow

  • The CW
  • 7 seasons
  • Action, Superhero

After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. When he returns home to Starling City, his devoted mother Moira, much-beloved sister Thea, and best friend Tommy welcome him home, but they sense Oliver has been changed by his ordeal on the island. While Oliver hides the truth about the man he's become, he desperately wants to make amends for the actions he took as the boy he was. Most particularly, he seeks reconciliation with his former girlfriend, Laurel Lance. As Oliver reconnects with those closest to him, he secretly creates the persona of Arrow - a vigilante – to right the wrongs of his family, fight the ills of society, and restore Starling City to its former glory. By day, Oliver plays the role of a wealthy, carefree and careless philanderer he used to be - flanked by his devoted chauffeur/bodyguard, John Diggle - while carefully concealing the secret identity he turns to under cover of darkness. However, Laurel's father, Detective Quentin Lance, is determined to arrest the vigilante operating in his city. Meanwhile, Oliver's own mother, Moira, knows much more about the deadly shipwreck than she has let on – and is more ruthless than he could ever imagine.

First aired October 10th, 2012.

Supergirl

  • The CW
  • 4 seasons
  • Superhero, Action, Adventure

Supergirl is a fictional character, a superhero featured in comic books published by DC Comics. Ali Adler and Greg Berlanti are producing a live action version of Kara Zor-El who is the cousin of Kal-El better known as Superman.

First aired October 26th, 2015.

The Umbrella Academy

  • Netflix
  • 1 season
  • Superhero, Sci-Fi

The live action series follows the estranged members of a dysfunctional family of superheroes (The Umbrella Academy) - Luther, Diego, Allison, Vanya, Klaus and Number Five - as they work together to solve their father Reginald Hardgraves' mysterious death, while coming apart at the seams due to their divergent personalities and abilities.

First aired 2019.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow

  • The CW
  • 4 seasons
  • Superhero

The CW is planning a DC Comics TV series that will serve as a spinoff of Arrow and The Flash, using popular characters from both shows.

First aired January 21st, 2016.

Titans

  • TNT
  • 1 season
  • Superhero

“Titans” follows a group of young soon-to-be Super Heroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe. In this action-packed series, Dick Grayson emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes, including Starfire, Raven and many others. “Titans” is a dramatic, live-action adventure series that will explore and celebrate one of the most popular comic book teams ever.

First aired October 12th, 2018.

Legion

  • FX
  • 3 seasons
  • Superhero

The pilot introduces the story of David Haller: Since he was a teenager, David has struggled with mental illness. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real.

First aired January 2017.

Krypton

  • SyFy
  • 2 seasons
  • Superhero, Action, Adventure

Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, Krypton follows Superman’s grandfather (Cameron Cuffe, The Halcyon) — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos.

Based on DC characters, Krypton is executive produced by David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Dark Knight trilogy). Cameron Welsh (Ash vs Evil Dead) will serve as executive producer and showrunner.

First aired March 21st, 2018.

Watchmen

  • HBO
  • Superhero, Drama

A TV series based on the popular DC Comics miniseries.

First aired 2019.

Batwoman

  • 1 season
  • Superhero

A new TV series based on the classic DC Comics character Batgirl.

First aired 2019.

Young Justice

  • Cartoon Network
  • 3 seasons
  • Animation, Superhero

Being a teenager is difficult enough; but what if you're not just a normal teenager? The teenagers that make up the Justice League, Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian, and Artemis, are teenage superheros, seeing if they have what it takes to use their powers for good, while surviving adolescenc

First aired November 26th, 2010.

Avengers Assemble

  • Disney XD
  • 5 seasons
  • Animation, Superhero

Disney XD has a special one-hour preview of Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, airing Sunday, May 26 at 11 a.m. ET. The show officially premieres Sunday, July 7 at 11 a.m. ET as part of the “Marvel Universe” block on the channel.

In the first part of the special preview, Captain America is apparently destroyed by Red Skull, so Iron Man re-unites the team to try and avenge his friend and stop Red Skull’s army. In the second part, Red Skull steals Tony Stark’s armor, and the Avengers must galvanize the team to stop him and M.O.D.O.K. from destroying New York City. Marvel’s Avengers Assemble stars Adrian Pasdar (Heroes) as Iron Man, Fred Tatasciore (Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness) reprising his role as Hulk, Roger Craig Smith (Wreck-It Ralph) as Captain America, Travis Willingham (Shelf Life) as Thor, Troy Baker (Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man) as Hawkeye, Laura Bailey (The Super Hero Squad Show) as Black Widow and Bumper Robinson (The Game) as Falcon.

First aired May 26th, 2013.

Guardians of the Galaxy

  • Disney XD
  • 3 seasons
  • Animation, Superhero

The continuing adventures of the Guardians is explored in this spin-off of the Marvel movie, based in the same cinematic universe with Star-Lord, Groot, Drax, Gamora and Rocket taking on the entire galaxy and all the evil it has to offer.

First aired September 26th, 2015.

Stargirl

  • DC Universe
  • Superhero

There is no full synopsis available for the Stargirl TV series just yet, but she will be depicted as a high school student. Geoff Johns will executive produce the series alongside Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter. Berlanti is no stranger to the world of DC, as he produces all of the Arrowverse shows on The CW and is also involved with the other shows being created for the DC Universe streaming service. {Stargirl} now gives his Berlanti Productions banner a record-breaking 15 shows. He may well be the most prolific man in the business right now.

First aired 2019.

WandaVision

  • 1 season
  • Superhero

A one season spin-off from the MCU that brings Vision and Scarlet Witch to the small screen.

First aired 2019.

Teen Titans Go!

  • Cartoon Network
  • 5 seasons
  • Animation, Superhero

Teen Titans Go! focuses on the "funny business" that happens between the Teen Titans when not saving the world and when living together as teenagers without adult supervision. The Teen Titans must deal with horrific situations such as teenage pranks reaching a whole new level, or having to take Driver’s Ed after wrecking the Batmobile. The show will be part of the DC Nation block on Cartoon Network.

First aired April 23rd, 2013.

The Thundermans

  • 4 seasons
  • Action, Children, Family, Superhero

Meet The Thundermans, a typical suburban family that happens to have astounding superpowers. At the center of the action are the 14-year-old Thunderman twins, who share the same bathroom, the same school, and the same annoying little siblings. Their only difference? The sister is a super student with a super sunny disposition who super looks forward to being a superhero someday, and her twin brother is a super villain.

First aired October 14th, 2013.