What Is The Future Of The CW’s Arrowverse?

Here’s a quote to start off your Monday, which should make everyone forget the hell that is Monday: “The CW is staying in the superhero business.” We know it’s true because The CW’s president, Mark Pedowitz said so in an interview with EW. However, Pedowitz did include a disclaimer that he’s “optimistic” all of the “Arrowverse” shows — Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning — will return next season. So there’s that.

After six seasons of Arrow, fans of DC’s live-action superhero shows had to be wondering whether or not the entire Arrowverse would continue. Sure, nothing lasts forever, but The CW has really nailed the concept of a shared superhero universe and there appears to be plenty of storytelling left in these characters.

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Pedowitz is attening the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour, where he expanded on these comments:

“At the moment, it’s a little too soon. We’re noted for announcing at winter TCA that we’re picking up shows, we just weren’t ready to do that yet. A couple more weeks [and] we’ll probably get around to it. I’m pretty confident we’ll see them all back… I cannot discuss casting negotiations, but I do believe some members of the cast are already signed for longer.”

Bit of a dodge there, amirite? A little hedging is fine, so long as everyone comes back (more or less) intact. Granted, there’s also the ongoing controversy from Flash and Supergirl showrunner Andrew Kerisberg’s firing, in response to sexual assault allegations, which is probably creating some consternation within The CW’s hallways. Pedowitz, however, does not cite this as a condition or circumstance that will affect the network’s renewal decisions.

As a fan of DC comics characters and The CW’s Arroweverse, this is great news. Let’s recall that The CW is no stranger to long-running series, as Smallville ran for 10 seasons (and Supernatural is on its 13th season). There’s no doubt any or all of these Arrowverse shows could run at least this many seasons — Green Arrow’s had his own comic since 1941, after all.

How many of the Arrowverse shows do you watch and are you excited about their renewals? Let us know in the comments down below!

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