Greg Berlanti

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Greg Berlanti
Greg Berlanti at Paley Center, on September 8, 2012.jpg
Berlanti in 2012
Born(1972-05-24) May 24, 1972 (age 42)
Rye, New York
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Greg Berlanti
Greg Berlanti at Paley Center, on September 8, 2012.jpg
Berlanti in 2012
Born(1972-05-24) May 24, 1972 (age 42)
Rye, New York

Greg Berlanti (born May 24, 1972) is an American film and television writer, producer and director.

He is well known for his work on the television series Dawson's Creek, Everwood, Political Animals, Arrow and The Flash.


He got his start in television as a writer and executive producer on Dawson's Creek before going on to create two of the The WB's most critically acclaimed dramas, Everwood and Jack & Bobby.

He created and produced the ABC legal drama Eli Stone and the USA family drama Political Animals.

He directed the 2010 film Life As We Know It, starring Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel. He is set to produce Pan for Warner Bros. under his Berlanti Productions banner. The film is due for release on July 17, 2015. He produces The Mysteries of Laura, an American adaptation of the Spanish television series, for NBC.

DC Comics[edit]


Berlanti co-wrote and co-produced the DC Comics film Green Lantern, starring Ryan Reynolds as the titular character. His work on the film led to many more collaborations with the comic book titan, including involvement in a planned Flash movie he is said to direct and co-write, that is tentatively scheduled for release in 2016.[1]


Arrow and The Flash[edit]

In December 2011, it was announced that, along with Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim, Berlanti would create, write, and produce a series for The CW based on Green Arrow, called Arrow. In May 2012, it was picked up to series and premiered on October 10, of that year. On July 30, 2013, it was announced at the summer TCA tour that Berlanti, Kreisberg, and DC Comics CCO Geoff Johns would be introducing Barry Allen in the second season of Arrow. With the possibility of the character being spun off to his own series. Actor Grant Gustin was cast and made his debut in episode 8, "The Scientist", to public and critical acclaim.[1] In November 2013, The CW officially ordered a pilot for The Flash.[2] In May 2014, the network picked the project up to series to premiere in the autumn of that year.[3] It premiered on October 7, 2014; preceding the third season premiere of Arrow on October 8, 2014.


On September 4, 2014, it was reported that Berlanti would executive produce a re-imaging of the origin of Supergirl, to be written by The New Normal and Chuck alum Ali Adler. Flash co-creator Johns is also involved with development.[4] On September 19, 2014, it was reported that CBS had made a series commitment to Supergirl. It was also announced that Berlanti would now co-write the first episode.[5]

Personal life[edit]

He was born in Rye, New York. His parents are Barbara Moller Berlanti and Eugene Berlanti. Greg has one sister, Dina and is the uncle of two nieces.[citation needed] He has Italian and Irish ancestry.[6] He described his early life in an August 2004 interview with Entertainment Weekly: "We were Italians in a town of WASPs" and his family was not "doing as well as 90% of the community."[citation needed] The Berlanti Television production logo, which follows each episode of shows he produces, features a family with their backs to the audience and the spoken quote, "Greg, move your head!" This is an homage to Berlanti's father, Gene, who would yell at Greg when he was blocking the television screen. Berlanti graduated from Northwestern University in 1994.[7]

Berlanti was in a relationship with LA Galaxy soccer player Robbie Rogers from mid-2013 to December 2014, before splitting up.[8][9]






  1. ^ a b Goldberg, Lesley (July 30, 2013). "'Flash' Series From 'Arrow' Producers in the Works at CW". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 8, 2013). "CW Picks Up ‘The Flash’, ‘iZombie’, ‘Jane the Virgin’ & ‘The Messengers’ To Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 6, 2014. 
  4. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (September 4, 2014). "Supergirl TV Series in the Works". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 6, 2014. 
  5. ^ Abrams, Natalie (September 19, 2014). "WB's 'Supergirl' lands at CBS". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 19, 2014. 
  6. ^ Kinser, Jermey (September 13, 2010). "Flash of Genius". The Advocate. Retrieved September 6, 2014. 
  7. ^ "NORTHWESTERN ALUMNI TAKE HOME EMMY AWARDS". Northwestern School of Communication. September 24, 2013. Retrieved August 23, 2014. 
  8. ^ Halterman, Jim (August 19, 2014). "Greg Berlanti Talks “The Flash” Excitement & Loving Robbie Rogers". The Backlot. Retrieved September 6, 2014. 
  9. ^ "EXCLUSIVE! Robbie Rogers & Greg Berlanti Have Broken Up!". PerezHilton. December 8, 2014. Retrieved December 9, 2014. 

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