The CW appears to be preparing for its inevitable sale by new owners Discovery by killing the Berlanti-led Arrowverse once and for all. It is known that the new regime at Warner Bros. sees the DC properties as one of their key product jewels. It is also known they are in despair at the fragmented and low-quality nature of what they have inherited and are planning to put it right as a priority.
Arrow ended in 2020, with Supergirl and Black Lightning ending in 2021. The Flash was renewed for what is expected to be the final season. This, along with today’s news, surely signals that Superman And Lois will not be lasting too much longer either. Discovery-Warner want their toys back and they want CW gone, so there is no future for them.
As an indication of things to come, two more shows have been instantly laid to rest.
After seven seasons, the CW has cancelled Legends of Tomorrow. The show that gave us killer unicorns and gay John Constantine is no more. Co-showrunner and executive producer Keto Shimizu confirmed the news on, where else, Twitter on Friday evening:
“Well, folks. It’s been an incredible run. However, the CW has let us know that there will be no season 8 of #LegendsOfTomorrow. We are heartbroken, but also immensely grateful for the amazing work our cast, crew, and writers have contributed to the little show that could.
Thank you to our fans; your love and passion for our strange band of misfits has made every break, every script, every daily, every cut, and every mix worth all the hard work. We see you, we love you, and you’ll always have a place on the Waverider.”
Also killed in the same stroke of a pen is the disastrous Batwoman. The show that has been on life support since its first episode and that barely survived the loss of its lead actress after only one season, is dead after three seasons.
Showrunner Caroline Dries also shared the news on social media:
“Just got the sad news that Batwoman will not be seeing [season four]. I am bummed, but full of gratitude. What an honor to make 51 episodes.”
No comment or statement yet from Berlanti.