DC seems to be plagued by the issue of show cancellations which includes ‘Batwoman’ not getting renewed for a fourth season as well as superhero series ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ being cancelled at the CW after seven seasons, ‘Variety’ has confirmed.
Co-showrunner and executive producer Keto Shimizu for ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ confirmed the news on Twitter as he tweeted, “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.”
Continuing his thread, Shimizu further said in a follow-up tweet, “Thank you to our fans; your love and passion for our strange band of misfits have 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.”
Legends of Tomorrow Cancellation Announcement
As per ‘Variety’, ‘Legends of Tomorrow’, which is based on the characters of DC Comics, was set in the Arrowverse and featured characters from ‘Arrow’ and ‘The Flash’. It first premiered in January 2016. The Season 7 finale – which now marks the end of the series – aired on March 2. ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ was developed by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg and Phil Klemmer, who served as executive producers alongside Sarah Schechter and Chris Fedak. Klemmer and Fedak were co-showrunners for the series’ first three seasons, with Shimizu taking over from Fedak in Season four.
The show stars Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Arthur Darvill, Caity Lotz, Franz Drameh, Ciara Rene, Falk Hentschel, Amy Pemberton, Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Matt Letscher, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Nick Zano, Tala Ashe, Keiynan Lonsdale, Jes Macallan, Matt Ryan, Ramona Young, Courtney Ford, Olivia Swann, Adam Tsekhman, Shayan Sobhian and Lisseth Chavez.
The fourth season of the American superhero series ‘Batwoman’ developed by Caroline Dries will also not see the light of day as the production of the series has been called off after three seasons, reports ‘Variety’.
As per ‘Variety’, series showrunner, Caroline Dries shared the news on Twitter, writing “Just got the sad news that #Batwoman will not be seeing an S4. I am bummed, but full of gratitude. What an honour to make 51 episodes. So many inspiring, brilliant people contributed to this series. Thank you, producers, cast and crew. Thank you, fans! We love you (sic).”
Batwoman Cancellation Announcement
‘Batwoman’ began airing on The CW in 2019, albeit with a different lead actress. Ruby Rose originally starred in the series, but exited after the first season. She later claimed that unsafe working conditions led to her exit, as well as issues with co-star Dougray Scott.
Javicia Leslie was then brought in as a new character to take over the mantle of Batwoman. The show also starred Rachel Skarsten, Meagan Tandy, Nicole Kang, Camrus Johnson, Victoria Cartagena, Robin Givens, and Nick Creegan.
Dries developed ‘Batwoman’ for TV, based on the characters from DC. She executive produced along with Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter of Berlanti Productions as well as Geoff Johns, Chad Fiveash, and James Patrick Stoteraux. Warner Bros. Television was the studio.
With the cancellation, the only remaining DC shows on The CW are ‘The Flash’, ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ and ‘Stargirl’. ‘The Flash’ was renewed for a ninth season back in March, while ‘Stargirl’ is waiting to debut its third season later this year. The future of ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ at the network is still pending. However, Fiveash, Stoteraux, and ‘Batwoman’ writer Natalie Abrams are currently prepping the pilot ‘Gotham Knights’ at the network.Instagram & Facebook to keep yourself updated with the latest news and reviews.