Batwoman is not returning for a season 4: Cast and crew react to the cancellation

Why did The CW cancel Batwoman?

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The CW has canceled Batwoman after three seasons.

Showrunner Caroline Dries took to Twitter last Friday to break the news. “Just got the sad news that Batwoman will not be seeing an S4,” Dries tweeted. “I am bummed, but full of gratitude. What an honor to make 51 episodes. So many inspiring, brilliant people contributed to this series. Thank you producers, cast and crew. Thank you, fans!  We love you.”

The cancellation comes nearly two months after the Batwoman season 3 finale aired on March 2nd.

Why did The CW cancel Batwoman?

Dries didn’t offer an explanation for the cancellation, but the potential sale of the CW probably had something to do with Batwoman’s ultimate fate. As revealed in January, The CW owners, Warner Bros. Discovery and Paramount Global, are exploring a sale of the broadcaster, with local TV station giant Nexstar considered a possible buyer. Apparently, this led to the network paring back its slate of scripted series.

How did the Batwoman cast react to the cancellation?

Shortly after the cancellation news, the cast of Batwoman took to social media to share praises and fun memories about their time on the series.

Javicia Leslie, who joined Batwoman as former convict Ryan Wilder after Ruby Rose’s departure from the show, described her journey on the series as an honor. In an Instagram photo carousel, the actress shared pics of herself in character, behind-the-scenes clips, and memorable times with her costars.

 

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Rachel Skarsten, who portrayed Alice in the series, tweeted how much she loved playing her character, and thanked the fans for their undying support.

In a tweet, Meagan Tandy, aka Batwoman’s Sophie Moore, expressed her gratitude to The CW, Warner Bros., and to the key people who worked behind the scenes, while also sharing how her role developed her as an actress.

Mary Hamilton actress Nicole Kang, meanwhile, tweeted about her love for the Batfamily, the fans, and the feedback she got from her character’s transformation into a version of Poison Ivy in season 3.

Camrus Johnson, who appeared in the series regular role of Luke Fox/Batwing on the show, wrote in a tweet how much it meant to him to be recognized because of his character on the streets.

Lastly, Nick Creegan, who played Joker on the show, thanked all the fans, cast, and crew, before saying that being on Batwoman was one of the best experiences of his life.

In addition to the show’s cast members, Batwoman writers Natalie Abrams and Maya Houston also shared their thoughts on Twitter after the show’s cancellation.

Where to watch Batwoman

Though Batwoman will not be back for season 4, fans can re-watch the complete three seasons of the series on HBO Max.

Sources: The Hollywood Reporter, Collider