The CW Renews The Entire Arrowverse, Plus ‘Black Lightning’, ‘Riverdale’, ‘Supernatural’, ‘Charmed’, ‘Legacies’ & ‘Dynasty’
Once again, The CW are handing out renewals like Oprah handing out cars on a chat show. “You get a renewal! You get a renewal! Everybody gets a renewal!” That means renewals for ‘Arrow’ Season 8, ‘The Flash’ Season 6, ‘Supergirl’ Season 5, ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ Season 5, ‘Black Lightning’ Season 3, ‘Riverdale’ Season 4, ‘Dynasty’ Season 3, and ‘Supernatural’ returns for an epic 15th Season. This year’s freshman class aren’t being left out either, as both ‘Charmed’ and ‘Legacies’ will receive 2nd Seasons.
This may leave you asking “what out of The CW shows haven’t yet been renewed?” So far, that leaves football drama ‘All American’, ‘Roswell, New Mexico’ and ‘The 100’ as the only shows not yet renewed. However, out of those three, ‘The 100’ Season 6 doesn’t air until April, so it’s no surprise that isn’t in the renewed list yet, and ‘Roswell, New Mexico’ only premiered in January, so there is a good chance that might still be safe. Fans of ‘All American’ should possibly be a bit more concerned though…
So the next point is how they are going to bend the schedule to fit in any new shows. Well, they do have three series coming to an end this year in ‘Jane the Virgin’, ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ and ‘iZombie’, so that will create some spaces. Vying for those spots will be the ‘Batwoman‘ Arrowverse show starring Ruby Rose; ‘Katy Keene‘, which is a Riverdale-adjacent series starring other Archie comics characters; ‘Jane the Novela‘, which comes from the ‘Jane The Virgin’ team, and is a telenovela series based on the books “written by” Jane Villanueva; A series based on cult-classic 80’s vampire movie ‘The Lost Boys‘; And lastly, an adaptation of ‘Nancy Drew’ from the duo behind ‘Gossip Girl’ & ‘Runaways’, Josh Schwartz & Stephanie Savage. These are all the pilots in contention at The CW at the moment, so we’ll have to wait and see which ones make it to series.
For those of you waiting on UK return of the Arrowverse, ‘Flash‘ Season 5b returns Thursday, 28th February 2019 at 8pm, with ‘Supergirl‘ Season 4b – Monday, 4th March 2019 at 8pm, ‘Arrow‘ Season 7b – Tuesday, 5th March 2019 at 8pm, and ‘Legends Of Tomorrow‘ Season 4b – Wednesday, 10th April 2019 at 8pm (Legends being later, due to it returning later in the US.)
As for the others, ‘Dynasty‘, ‘Riverdale‘ and ‘Black Lightning‘ are all currently airing on Netflix in the UK. ‘Charmed‘ is currently airing on E4, and ‘Supernatural‘ is due to return to the channel in Spring 2019. ‘Legacies‘ still hasn’t found a UK home, but it’s possible this renewal will change that. We’ll let you know when we hear more.
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