After the success of superhero shows like Arrow, The CW quickly began expanding the franchise to include a number of other shows based on DC superheroes. The various shows connected together to build what’s been called the Arrowverse by fans. Unfortunately, it looks like the Arrowverse could be shrinking down considerably in the near future. According to a new report, The CW will be cancelling two of its Arrowverse shows. Furthermore, The CW is in the midst of being put on sale by WarnerMedia and Paramount. So things definitely aren’t panning out well for the Arrowverse.
The news about The CW cancelling two of its Arrowverse shows comes via Deadline. They revealed that only half of the four shows The CW is considering renewing have the opportunity to continue.
As they’ve shared:
“Then there are the three remaining DC series — veteran Legends of Tomorrow, Batwoman and freshman Naomi — which will be in consideration alongside DC pilot Gotham Knights. Word is that about half of the four projects will make it to next season.”
They further speculated which of the DC superhero shows could be in trouble:
“Batwoman and Gotham Knights are set in a similar universe, so it is possible that one of them is picked up for next season. It will be a difficult decision on Legends of Tomorrow, which is getting old, currently in its seventh season, having gone through a string of cast changeovers.”
Although Deadline noted that CW President Mark Pedowitz often gives proper conclusions for their long-running shows, which could mean a proper final season for Legends of Tomorrow, they also noted the opposite could happen. In particular, they explained that the transition of The CW to another owner could cause the series to still be cancelled prematurely. As such, it seems like everything is up in the air at the moment when it comes to the Arrowverse. Hopefully we’ll know more in the near future.