The CW has built its viewership on the DC shows’ success. And now The CW has announced that all four of its superhero shows will return for a new season. Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl have all been hugely successful and have now been renewed for new seasons.
When announcing the news, CW president Mark Pedowitz commented on whether or not Superman will get his own series after appearing in two episodes of Supergirl this season. “Tyler did a great job,” he told audience members at the Television Critics Association’s press tour. “There’s no plan to do a series. There are no plans at the moment for him to return [to Supergirl]. If they wish to have him return, we’d love to have him.”
For the show that started it all, Arrow, season 6 means some big changes. Every episode so far has started with voice-over explanation by Oliver “after five years in hell…” Those five years have all been covered in flashbacks by the end of season 5. Executive producer Marc Guggenheim said recently “Last year, when we sort of realized we’re going to go past Season 5, we basically made a collective decision that Season 5 would be the final year of flashbacks. Next year, in Season 6, what we’ll end up doing is we’ll do some episodes without any sort of flashbacks. We’ve established over the first four seasons of proof of concept that we can do flashback stories that don’t involve what I call the island narrative, even when he’s not on the island.” This isn’t exactly new information, but it’s worth pointing out, now that the series have been officially renewed for season 6.
CW also announced that it has picked up Constantine as an animated series for the CW Seed. The show will feature Matt Ryan, who starred the fan-favourite, but short lived NBC show. Fans can expect the episodes to be 10 minute in length similar to the Vixen series that ran on CW Seed. The show, like Vixen, will exist in the Arrow-verse.