Twelve CW shows have been renewed for the 2021-2022 TV season.
On Wednesday, The CW announced that it has picked up The Flash for season 8, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow for season 7, Riverdale for season 6, and Dynasty for season 5. The network has also ordered season 4 of All American, Charmed, In the Dark, Legacies, and Roswell, New Mexico.
It’s worthy to note that Legends of Tomorrow, Dynasty, In the Dark, Roswell, New Mexico, and Superman & Lois have all been renewed for another season even though they have yet to debut with their respective seasons this year.
New CW shows Kung Fu and The Republic of Sarah didn’t score early renewals, but both series have yet to debut on the network.
Aside from the early renewal announcement for the 12 CW shows, the broadcaster has also revealed that it has ordered five additional episodes for season 1 of Walker and two extra episodes for season 1 of Superman & Lois, bringing the total episode count of both shows to 18 and 15, respectively.
“Though we’re just a few weeks into the new season, we wanted to get a strategic head start on next season with these early renewals, which allows our production teams to start laying out story arcs and hiring staff, and at the same time, continues to provide us with a strong, stable schedule to build on for next season,” Mark Pedowitz, chairman and CEO of The CW, said in a statement.
In addition to Kung Fu and The Republic of Sarah that may join the list of renewed CW shows for the 2021-2022 TV season, the network also has a number of potential series in development that may premiere in the upcoming season.
Some of those possible CW shows include Black Lightning spinoff Painkiller, Nancy Drew spinoff Tom Swift, an All American spinoff, a The 100 prequel series, a live-action Powerpuff Girls reboot, and shows about DC Comics characters Wonder Girl and Naomi.