UPDATE (March 1st): Batwoman showrunner Caroline Dries revealed that The CW has canceled the series after three seasons.
ORIGINAL Story (April 5th): Has Batwoman season 4 finally been greenlit?
Late last month, The CW renewed seven of its original scripted series for the upcoming 2022-2023 TV season, but Batwoman was not one of them.
Has Batwoman been cancelled?
No, Batwoman has not been cancelled — at least not yet. The ultimate fate of the Javicia Leslie-led series is expected to be revealed on The CW’s upfronts presentation, which is scheduled for May 19th.
But instead of just waiting around for the network’s final decision, fans took to Twitter last Saturday to get Batwoman trending and let everyone know that they want a season 4 of the superhero drama.
HEY @TheCW WHAT IS TAKING SO LONG???!!! RENEW #BATWOMAN!!!!!!! #RenewBatwoman pic.twitter.com/AtqRDSS1l2
— Alex ??♂️ (@Xanderman616) April 1, 2022
More Wildmoore please. ?#RenewBatwoman #Batwoman pic.twitter.com/xPoXFseP65
— Bam Smack Pow (@BamSmackPow) April 2, 2022
RENEW BATWOMAN and give us more of our fav arrrowverse siblings#RenewBatwoman #Batwoman pic.twitter.com/5Di5M7w4bB
— Koko✨SAVE BATWOMAN (@korrasamiarmy) April 2, 2022
Season 4 should be at least 20 episodes and we might as well throw in season 5 too! The world needs more @JaviciaLeslie as #Batwoman #RenewBatwoman pic.twitter.com/63MswqGlH1
— Amanda (@amandaalynneeee) April 2, 2022
The Twitter party coincided with the arrival of Batwoman season 3 on HBO Max, so fans were also binge-watching the latest season on the streaming service in hopes that it would increase the chance of the show getting renewed for a season 4.
TOODAYYY IS THE DAY!! #Batwoman on HBO MAX
Let’s trend “RENEW BATWOMAN” all day!
Come & share your favourite moments from season 3 using videos/pics/gifs etc & all the reasons why Batwoman needs to get renewed ?❤️ pic.twitter.com/sufieIoiMb pic.twitter.com/XNPo275Mq5
— Batwoman_Wildmoore (@BWildmoore) April 2, 2022
While fan-initiated Twitter parties and binge-watching efforts are not unusual, it’s worthy to note that the official Twitter account for the Batwoman writers’ room had openly joined the #RenewBatwoman campaign. On Saturday, the account tweeted, “Woke up to an amazing trend being started by our #Batwoman fans. I’ll get it going at 12 pm PST if anyone wants to focus #RenewBatwoman trend for that time!”
The account then shared a piece of graphic art encouraging fans to celebrate the arrival of Batwoman season 3 on HBO Max by streaming the latest season on the platform and sharing why Batwoman should be renewed for a season 4.
????????? #RenewBatwoman pic.twitter.com/otgknF4Hf0
— Batwoman Writers Room (@BatwomanWriters) April 2, 2022
What will happen in Batwoman season 4?
If Batwoman gets a season 4, showrunner Caroline Dries said that it would center on Ryan Wilder’s (Leslie) relationship with Gotham City.
“I think it’s [going to be about] her relationship with the city of Gotham at this point,” Dries explained. “The end of season 2, it seemed like Ryan had everything she wanted, and that’s why it was so great I think for her to then be rushed with this idea of, well, there is this other family, if you want it, and her realizing, ‘I want both,’ and it being really hard. Yeah, and now [it’s about], how does her family of Gotham City see her and view her opening up her world a little bit to the city that she represents and is supposed to save every day?”
Dries continued, “Once she has all of those things, it’s sort of like the challenge now for the writing staff and for me is, how do we pull the rug out from underneath all of that without destroying everything that everyone’s excited about? Meaning, what the fans are excited about. And that’s a huge challenge. It almost, in a way, feels like starting over. But what it really means for us is, I think, dropping a gigantic external conflict bomb onto season 4 to shake it up.”