Returning: Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow.

US superheroes return in a massive action week on FOX8.

US superhero series Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow all return in a massive action week on FOX8 in October.

This week will also include the debut of Batwoman and the launch of Doom Patrol, Pennyworth and Swamp Thing.

Returning series Supergirl is back for season 5, premiering Tuesday October 8 at 9:30pm, express from the US. In the new season Kara Zor-El aka Supergirl (played by Melissa Benoist) will be sporting a new Kryptonian supersuit — the first revamp since her co-worker, friend, and confidante Winn Schott designed her iconic red and blue gear in season one. Two new characters will also be joining the action in National City for the upcoming season. Andrea Rojas (aka Acrata) played by Julie Gonzalo is a polished businesswoman and heir to a Central American tech empire, who is now making a hostile advance into the world of media. Unapologetic and unafraid to make waves, she also holds a mystical secret. UK-based actor Staz Nair will play hardened reporter William Dey, an original character created for the series. On the surface, he is a cynic and a sell-out who looks down on Kara’s earnest idealism. Dey’s not interested in making friends, he just wants to get the story — but his ties to the criminal underworld could prove problematic.

Back for a sixth season is The Flash, premiering Wednesday October 9 at 8:30pm, express from the US. This season, there is a new doctor in Central City, and he has everyone’s pulse racing! Sendhil Ramamurthy plays Dr. Ramsey Rosso, a brilliant physician with a genius intellect, and the world’s leading expert on hematological oncology. A former colleague of S.T.A.R. Labs’ Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker), Rosso rekindles their friendship after they are reunited by an unexpected event. But their long-time bond is quickly shattered when the doctor’s desire to defy the laws of nature takes him down a dark path…one that transforms Rosso from an old friend into the most chilling villain Team Flash has ever faced: the monstrous Bloodwork.

Long running series Arrow returns for the eighth and final season on Wednesday October 16 at 9:30pm, express from the US. With the reappearance of The Monitor (LaMonica Garrett) in the season seven finale of Arrow, there is no doubt that Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and Team Arrow will be facing a “crisis” unlike anything they have previously faced before. We meet Diggle, Jr. — knowns as J.J. – the Flashpoint-born son of John Diggle and Lyla Michaels – in the future as the leader of the Deathstroke Gang, where he faces off against Mia and his adopted brother, Connor. Barnett joins new series regulars Katherine McNamara, Joseph David-Jones and Ben Lewis as Mia Smoak, Connor Hawke and Oliver Queen’s adopted son, William Clayton, respectively.

Kicking off in December, the DC galaxies will collide, in the highly anticipated DC crossover event – Crisis of Infinite Earths. Four of DC comics most popular returning shows: The Flash, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl, will join forces with the DC universe’s newest superhero, Batwoman. The crossover will link the final season of Arrow, the original brand that lends its name to the Arrowverse collective, with the inaugural season of Batwoman. The DC crossover event will include 3 episodes in December and 2 episodes in January airing on FOX8, the home of the best superhero and supernatural dramas.

3 Responses

  1. Fox8 has been airing them at the same time the CW for several years. The CW is moving more and more episodes into early and late summer to avoiding competing against Fall launches and sweeps week shows of the big networks. Of course this means long production breaks in the seasons. Given that most of their revue is coming for streaming and OS sales, it also seems rather pointless.

  2. It wont spoil much to mention that ‘Swamp Thing’ was cancelled in its first season with a reduced 10 episode run, creative differences was used once again to explain Swamp Things demise to fans, it cost about $40 million to make so DC fans should check it out. DC Universe, Warner Bros Digital Networks next best thing looks to be pulling the strings to my mind, like Disney+ regaining control of DC franchise products is the name of the game especially with new DC shows on the horizon and decisions to be made about future movie productions.

  3. This is unbelievable really. 7 DC shows returning within a week of each other on one channel… and I watch them all! Adding the new ones to my schedule too! I was wondering where Doom Patrol and Swamp Thing would land in Oz.
    And don’t forget Black Lightning (same Universe as Arrow) and Titans on Netflix… and Legends of Tomorrow which usually premieres mid season. Phew.

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