Andrew Kreisberg

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Andrew Kreisberg
Andrew Kreisberg by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Kreisberg at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (1971-04-23) April 23, 1971 (age 46)
Occupation Writer, producer
Years active 2002 - present

Andrew Kreisberg (born April 23, 1971) is an American television writer and producer, and comic book writer. He is best known as the creator of the television series Arrow (2012–present), The Flash (2014–present), Supergirl (2015–present), and Legends of Tomorrow (2016–present).


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



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, in which he will 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.[2]


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[edit]

In 2011, Kreisberg was hired to write a pilot based on DC Comics hero Booster Gold, for Syfy.[3] The script has gone through many iterations and is said to still be in consideration at the network.[4][5]

Arrow & The Flash[edit]

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.[6] On January 31, 2012, actor Stephen Amell was cast in the title role of Oliver Queen/Arrow.[7] On May 11, 2012, The CW officially picked Arrow up to series. It premiered on October 10, 2012.

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 shows sophomore year, with the 20th episode serving as a backdoor pilot. Actor Grant Gustin was cast and first appeared in episode 208, "The Scientist".[8] CW brass were so pleased with the handling of the character that they greenlit a full-fledged pilot, foregoing the backdoor version.[9] In May 2014, The Flash was officially ordered to series.[10] It premiered October 7, 2014, to critical and public acclaim.

On February 26, 2015, it was announced that Kreisberg, along with Guggenheim and Berlanti, would write/executive produce a spin-off series featuring The Atom/Brandon Routh, Captain Cold/Wentworth Miller, Martin Stein/Victor Garber, and Caity Lotz, for a potential 2016 premiere.[11]


Kreisberg has written the comic book series Green Arrow and Black Canary, 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.[12]


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


  1. ^ Ehrlich, Lara (November 5, 2013). "From BU to Boston Legal and The Good Wife". BU Today. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Rose, Lacey (November 22, 2011). "Syfy Orders Script Based on DC Comics' 'Booster Gold' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 6, 2014. 
  4. ^ Byrne, Craig (May 8, 2013). "The Booster Gold TV Show Is Still Not Dead". KSiteTV. Retrieved September 6, 2014. 
  5. ^ Byrne, Craig (May 27, 2013). "The Booster Gold Script Is Going To Syfy Next Week". KSiteTV. Retrieved September 6, 2014. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 31, 2012). "Stephen Amell Is Green Arrow: Lands Title Role In CW Drama Pilot 'Arrow'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 18, 2012. 
  8. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (July 30, 2013). "'Flash' Series From 'Arrow' Producers in the Works at CW". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 6, 2014. 
  9. ^ 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. 
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 8, 2013). "CW Picks Up ‘The Flash’, ‘iZombie’, ‘Jane the Virgin’ & ‘The Messengers’ To Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 6, 2014. 
  11. ^ 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. 
  12. ^ 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. 

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