In a statement via Deadline, this news was confirmed by Warner Bros. TV, the studio behind the scenes on all of the CW superhero shows:
“After a thorough investigation, Warner Bros Television Group has terminated Andrew Kreisberg’s employment, effective immediately … We remain committed to providing a safe working environment for our employees and everyone involved in our productions.”
Kreisberg was an executive producer on Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow, but was infinitely more involved in the day-to-day on Supergirl and The Flash, where he served as a co-showrunner over the past couple of seasons. Greg Berlanti, who is the executive producer of all of the superhero shows (plus a number of others under his Berlanti Productions banner), is going to take a more active role in supporting The Flash showrunner Todd Helbing and Jessica Queller / Robert Rovner over on Supergirl. These shows will have more of his attention and hopefully this will help in the transition. We imagine that it’s possible someone else will be hired down the line to replace Andrew, given that Berlanti has so many other shows airing across the board that it’s hard to see him being as involved as he’s going to need to be in the long-term.
Here is what Berlanti and fellow producing partner Sarah Schechter had to say about Kreisberg’s exit in a statement:
“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.”
This was the right move, but it also was the only move. After some of the charges that were laid against Kreisberg there was no way anyone could consider bringing him back — it would be extremely damaging to the workplace environment; not only that, but trying to explain him staying with the show with no consequences to the press and the people working under him would be an impossible challenge. The best thing that these shows can now do is focus in on what matters the most: Making great content that entertains viewers.
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