'Flash', 'Batwoman', 'Nancy Drew' and 'Riverdale' among 13 renewed CW shows, 'Supernatural' and 'Arrow' to end
The CW has announced the renewal of 13 scripted shows of which three premiered in Fall, 2019. The early renewal of the shows comes ahead of the upcoming contract negotiations with the Writers Guild Association. With this announcement, the network is essentially avoiding any problem that might arise
'The Flash', 'Supergirl', 'Batwoman', 'Riverdale' and 'Nancy Drew' are among the 13 shows The CW has renewed for the 2020-21 season. The early renewal of the shows comes ahead of the upcoming contract negotiations with the Writers Guild Association.
With this announcement, the network is essentially avoiding any problem that might arise. Now, the renewal allows them to receive completed scripts for the shows in the pipeline, and with regards to writers' work stoppage, the impact will be minimal to none.
The shows that have been renewed are 'Batwoman' and 'Nancy Drew', along with 'All American' for season 3, 'Black Lightning' for season 4, 'Charmed' for season 3, DC’S 'Legends of Tomorrow' for season 6, 'Dynasty' for season 4, 'The Flash' for season 7, 'In the Dark' for season 3, 'Legacies' for season 3, 'Riverdale' for season 5, 'Roswell, New Mexico' for season 3, and 'Supergirl' for season 6.
The network's popular shows 'Supernatural' and 'Arrow' will both come to an end with their current seasons. It must be noted that 'In the Dark', 'Roswell' and 'Legends of Tomorrow' have been renewed even before the premiere of their current season. 'Katy Keene', the spin-off 'Riverdale', has received an order of 13 extra scripts.
Speaking about the renewal, President Mark Pedowitz said according to a report in Deadline, "These early orders for next season give our production teams a head start in plotting out story arcs and a jump on hiring staff, and this also provides us with a strong foundation of established, fan-favorite CW shows to build on for next season."
He added, "We’ve been thrilled with the creative direction of all three new series, and even though we are in the very early stages of our new full-stack streaming strategy, which allows viewers to catch up on our new shows from the beginning, we’re already seeing incredibly positive results from our multiplatform viewership for Nancy Drew and Batwoman."