Flash and Supergirl Showrunner Andrew Kreisberg Fired in Wake of Sexual Harassment Allegations

Image: Frederick M. Brown / Stringer
Image: Frederick M. Brown / Stringer

Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg—who has credits across Arrow, Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl at the CW—has been terminated by Warner Bros. after a lengthy investigation into a series of sexual harassment allegations over the last month.


Allegations surrounding Kreisberg’s conduct toward female co-workers first emerged in an extensive Variety report earlier this month, prompting the launch of an internal investigation by Warner Bros. as well as a series of statements from the stars of several of the CW/DC shows, including leads Melissa Benoist, Grant Gustin, and Stephen Amell. According to a new statement released by Warner Bros. Television Group, that investigation has now concluded, culminating with Kreisberg’s immediate dismissal:

After a thorough investigation, Warner Bros. Television Group has terminated Andrew Kreisberg’s employment, effective immediately. Greg Berlanti will assume additional responsibilities on both “The Flash,” where he will work closely with executive producer/co-showrunner Todd Helbing, and “Supergirl,” where he will work closely with executive producers/co-showrunners Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller. We remain committed to providing a safe working environment for our employees and everyone involved in our productions.

Berlanti and Sarah Schlecter, executive producers of Berlanti Productions, who have created Arrow, Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and the upcoming Black Lightning for the CW, issued a follow-up statement supporting the results of the investigation:

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.

Berlanti has been the primary architect of the CW’s stable of DC shows since Arrow first hit screens in 2012.



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