The CW and Warner Bros. Television has announced that Arrow, the series that started the revolution of comic book television, and Greg Berlanti’s empire, will be ending its run next fall with its eighth season. The final season will run for an abbreviated ten episodes.
The cast and crew of the series have been taking to Twitter and Facebook since the news with overwhelming words of praise and gratitude. With its flagship show ending, where does this leave the CW’s DC Multiverse at? Will a new series step up in its place?
Arrow star, Stephen Amell, confirmed in a press conference today that The CW is taking the next step forward with its “Arrowverse” and introducing Kate Kane, aka Batwoman, to the universe, as well as her home city, Gotham City. Kate Kane was re-introduced to the DC Universe in the New 52, and has gone on to become one of the leading LGBTQ characters in all of comics.
We’re incredibly excited to announce that we’ll be doing another crossover event this fall on the CW, and we’ll be introducing a new character. For the very first time appearing, we’ll be fighting alongside Batwoman, which is terrific. The crossover is going to make it to air in December. I need to leave right now and start filming it.
There’s been a rumor for quite some time that Matt Ryan’s John Constantine would be making an appearance on season 3 of Legends of Tomorrow, and now showrunner Phil Klemmer has confirmed his appearance.
“We get Billy Zane and the circus [in the second episode]; we get a little Julius Caesar on the beach in Aruba in the premiere,” he told Rotten Tomatoes. “We meet [new team member] Zari in this sort of dystopian future. We get to do a little Amblin alien episode back in the ’80s; we do some Jack the Ripper Victorian London; Golden Age of Hollywood; John Constantine doing an exorcism.”
We don’t know yet how the team will come across him, but his appearance is at least another bright spot in the never-ending story of Matt Ryan’s game-changing Constantine portrayal.
Warner Bros. Television and The CW have announced that this year’s 4-part crossover event for the CW DC Universe is titled Crisis on Earth-X. Details on the event are slim, but we know it will be airing on November 27th-28th, and feature a dark alternative universe of sorts, as well as the wedding of Barry and Iris, given the promotional poster.
You can hit the jump to check out the full poster, released by The CW across the shows’ respective social media platforms.
The next season of Legends of Tomorrow is set to have a much more spooky vibe than previous seasons, as Damien Dahrk and Gorilla Grodd are set to act as primary antagonists in a more magic-oriented story. With magic and supernatural elements coming to the forefront, the producers are heavily seeking Matt Ryan to re-appear as his fan-favorite Constantine.
We haven’t seen Matt Ryan’s Constantine in the flesh since he guest-starred in an episode of Arrow. Wentworth Miller is also confirmed to guest star as a “Bizarro” version of his Captain Cold, Leonard Snart.