Renewed: Riverdale, All American, Black Lightning, Dynasty, In the Dark

The CW has renewed a string of its shows for new seasons in the US.

Titles which stream in Australia include:

Riverdale (S5) Netflix
All American (S3) Stan
Black Lightning (S4) Netflix
Dynasty (S4) Netflix
In the Dark (S3) 10 All Access  / 10 BOLD

These are in addition to new seasons for BatwomanThe Flash, LegaciesLegends of TomorrowSupergirl and Roswell, New Mexico (which all screen on Foxtel) and Charmed & Nancy Drew on 10 Peach.

“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,” The CW president Mark Pedowitz said in a statement. “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.”

The only series yet to receive a formal pickup is Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene, which is set to premiere in the US in February and coming to FOX8.

Arrow, Supernatural and The 100 are all concluding in 2020.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

6 Comments:

    • Supernatural has done extraordinarily well and I think the decision to end it was helped along by the main cast. Arrow likewise ended as Stephen Amell at age 38 also wanted to move onto other things, The 100 could have been re-imagined but was a potentially expensive risk to produce.
      CW would most likely have preferred to have retained Arrow for the sake of its Elseworlds spin-offs if nothing else, CW and Berlanti Productions have certainly cornered the American TV franchise market creating commercial characters, getting their show production mix just right to retain consistent audience interest.

    • Hᴀʀʀʏ Wɪʟʙᴜʀʏ

      Plus according to Deadline
      “In advance of Katy Keene‘s series premiere next month, the CW has ordered 13 additional scripts of the Riverdale spinoff headlined by Lucy Hale.

      There is another element that may have played a role in the script order decision. As a midseason entry, Katy Keene‘s second season pickup would be for 13 episodes. With a potential writers strike on the horizon, having 13 scripts completed before a possible WGA work stoppage would allow the drama to go into production as scheduled. An early renewal for the CW’s 13 current series — some of which have not launched their previously ordered seasons yet — also would allow for them to get finished scripts in the pipeline ahead of time.”

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