Will newer installments of The CW's Arrowverse shows return earlier than the planned 2021 schedule?
With the world slowly opening up, there might be a ray of hope for fans to see their favorite shows return soon
Arrowverse fans have every reason to celebrate. With the outbreak of the coronavirus bringing production of TV series and movies to a grinding halt, most studios canceled filming sending multiple shows enter a long break. However, according to recent reports, Arrowverse's hit shows, 'The Flash' and 'Batwoman' along with teen drama, 'Riverdale' will resume productions soon.
Deadline reported that these Vancouver-based production shows will slowly get back to normal and the Hollywood North government's CreativeBC is working extensively on creating safety guidelines. The report also added that more details would be announced by mid-June. But as far as the debuts of the new seasons are concerned, an early release is unlikely as The CW issued a statement pushing back most of the shows to 2021.
'The Flash,' 'Supergirl', 'Batwoman' 'Legends of Tomorrow', 'Superman & Lois', and 'Black Lightning' are some of the superhero shows on The CW's roster and barring 'Supergirl' which premieres later in order to accommodate Melissa Benoist's pregnancy and maternity leave, the rest will see a January start. In addition, a CBR report also adds that insiders believe production will resume after Canada Day (July 1).
At this stage, it is hard to debate if the episodes may come in early. While The CW's announcement of pushing the shows back came in May, it is to be noted that it was their more foolproof plan to ensure zero hiccups. But with the world slowly picking up, there might be a ray of hope for fans to see their favorite shows return soon. There will definitely be changes though as 'The Flash' and 'Batwoman' will come in with some new personnel changes.
For now, the schedule sees 'Black Lightning' retain its Monday 9 pm ET slot while 'The Flash' and 'Superman & Lois' will air back-to-back on Tuesdays at 8 and 9 pm ET. 'Batwoman' will occupy the Sunday 8 pm ET slot. Traditionally, the Arrowverse shows usually make their entrance in October, but the delay and the equally surprising announcement may just have perked fans' hopes up. Until then, the network does have some acquired content to keep fans engaged.
While we may not see any Arrowverse shows until January, we surely can expect some footage and posters to make their way in by October. And that is still good news.