They may not be knocking their movie adaptations out of the park like Marvel has done with its characters, but DC has been doing very well for itself on the small screen. Hits like Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl have been scoring record audiences and it looks like the trend has continued to shoot upwards.
The CW announced via a press release on 8 January what should have been inevitable: the renewal of all four shows, which make up the Flarrowverse—or whatever they are calling it these days. Don’t worry about some of your other favorites as The CW didn’t leave their renewal lineup to just DC, more is on the way!
The 2017-2018 season on The CW will not only feature new seasons of Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl, but also a third season for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, a fourth for Jane the Virgin, and a thirteenth season for Supernatural. The premiere dates for each of these series has yet to be released, but fans can sit back and relax knowing that they will, in fact, return to the airwaves.
Fans of the DC hits can expect to see a return from the midseason break of Supergirl on 23 January with “Supergirl Lives.” The Flash returns the following evening with “Burrowing Problems from the Future,” DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will be back the next night with “Raiders of the Lost Art,” and finally, Arrow returns to the living room on the 25th with “Who Are You?.”
Supergirl only recently came to The CW in 2016 for its second season and has done well enough to garner a third before the current run comes to an end. With so many shows spawning from the success of Arrow, it’s anyone’s guess what might be around the corner but scuttlebutt has the word circulating about a possible adaptation of Young Justice being developed for The CW, which might see characters already introduced in the Flarrowverse come together to fight the good fight alongside the likes of Superboy and Nightwing.
Another treat for fans of DC adaptations can also rejoice in the semi-renewal of the recently-cancelled Constantine starring Matt Ryan. The show didn’t survive its first season on NBC in 2016 so fans have been begging NBC to bring it back, even going so far as to petition the network. Ryan reprised his role as Constantine for a short run on Arrow as well as the upcoming film Justice League Dark and will be back at it once more for an animated series for CW Seed. The new show will consist of between five and six, 10-minute episodes and will premiere sometime in 2018