Although it took them longer than usual to renew their shows, The CW finally did it, at least for some of them. As Deadline reported, The CW renewed seven out of their 19 scripted shows for the 2022/2023 season.
The shows that we’re definitely going to watch next season are:
- All American — Season 5
- The Flash — Season 9
- Kung Fu — Season 3
- Nancy Drew — Season 4
- Riverdale — Season 7
- Superman & Lois — Season 3
- Walker — Season 3
The Flash and Superman & Lois are currently the only Arrowverse shows that are safe for the next season. The fate of other Arrowverse shows — Batwoman, Legends of Tomorrow, and Naomi — is still unknown. It is expected that news about the potential renewal will be before the annual CW Upfronts event in May. Stargirl is set to debut its third season during this season, but it’s still unknown if it’s going to return for next season for the fourth one. Two more DC shows, Gotham Knights and Justice U, are also in development, but it’s unknown if they’re going to be picked up by the network.
Because of this, The Flash will now definitely become the longest-running Arrowverse series. Arrow, the series that kicked off the whole franchise, concluded in 2020 after eight seasons on the air. The Flash star Grant Gustin signed a new contract for the ninth season that will grant (pun unintended) him $200,000 per episode, and he’s set to star in 15 episodes next season.
“As we prepare for the 2022-23 season, these scripted series, along with the alternative series we renewed earlier, will serve as the start of a solid foundation utilizing some of our most-watched series for us to build on for next year and beyond. These dramas are also important to our overall digital strategy, as they are some of our most-streamed and socially-engaged programming, and we look forward to adding more new and returning series to help strengthen and expand our multiplatform footprint.” — Mark Pedowitz, CEO of The CW