The Warner Brothers Discovery merger has actually not been too kind to numerous departments at WB, however The CW has actually probably been struck the hardest. The once-great Arrowverse has actually been considerably minimized to 4 shows at the minute. With the cancellation of Batwoman and Legends of Tomorrow, it hasnt looked great for shows like Stargirl or The Flash enduring this merger in one piece. Nevertheless, ahead of WB’s Upfront today, The CW Chairman and CEO Mark Pedowitz assured fans that the network will still be making superhero shows in the future.

According to Range, Pedowitz mentioned in a press call, “[We’re] staying in the superhero business. We are staying working with Greg Berlanti, who has masterminded creatively The CW DC Universe.” This is where Pedowitz explained that Stargirl Season 3 is premiering this fall with The Flash and Superman & Lois returning in the midseason with DC’s brand-new series Gotham Knights. Nevertheless, Pedowitz did mention the string of current cancellations:

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“So we’re not as robust as we were in the past, but still very much there. We started with one — this was ‘Arrow’ 10 years ago — we have now moved to create a whole bunch of superheroes. And we’re proud of it and we plan to stay in that business. No matter what the outcome is, with any event of sale or no sale. I think the Warner side realizes the value of having these properties up. DC Comics realizes the value of what it does to their marketability, in terms of what these franchises are.”

Nexstar just recently obtained a significant stake in The CW which, on top of the Warner Brothers Discovery merger, has actually put a great deal of the networks scripted series at danger. The last month at The CW has actually been a bloodbath. After years of their shows sensation like they never ever get canceled, the current occasions have actually been a bit disconcerting. Legends of Tomorrow, Batwoman, and Naomi have actually revealed DC fans that absence is safe. Nevertheless, as Pedowitz discussed, there is still content to eagerly anticipate. The Flash will speed into Season 9 and both Superman & Lois and Stargirl are 2 of the best superhero series on any network or banner. On top of that, Gotham Knights appears to be a quite appealing program embeded in the Batman universe.

For the last years, the Arrowverse has actually been offering DC fans a lot to smile about. While series like Supergirl, Arrow, and Legends are no longer conserving the day, they played an essential function in pressing the superhero category to the location its in now on tv. The Arrowverse is likewise still a part of the multiverse, which Pedowitz explained too, as Ezra Miller’s Flash satisfied Grant Gustin’s Flash on the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover in 2020.

This current shift, on the surface area, has actually provided The CW an opportunity to refocus on quality over amount. While we wait on future decisions on shows like Stargirl, The Flash is presently ending up Season 8 while Superman & Lois is presently in the back half of Season 2. You can capture up on those 2 DC shows on The CW app today.

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