The CW renews The Flash and Superman & Lois

by Lee White
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The rumours circling the CW network’s potential sale to Nextstar has had fans of some of the biggest shows on TV worried.  However CW have decided to put those worries to bed with their recent announcement.  Normally CW tends to announce its renewals earlier in the year, which also brought concern to fans.  Nevertheless the CW have confirmed renewals on a whole bunch of shows, including some DC favourites.  The Flash and Superman & Lois have been announced as returning for another season along with other shows such as; Riverdale, All American, Kung Fu, Nancy Drew and Walker.

Mark Pedowitz, Chairman and CEO of The CW Network released a statement regarding the renewals:

“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.”

As of yet there is no news regarding the other DC shows like Legends of Tomorrow, Batwoman, Stargirl and Naomi.  However we do know the network currently have Gotham Knights in development.  Though not to be confused with the video game of the same title it will not be related at all.

Grant Gustin Contract Negotiations

Fans of The Flash had been questioning whether or not the show would return previous to this, with the news of Grant Gustin’s contract renewal and the actor trying to secure himself a bigger salary for future episodes.  On Michael Rosenbaum’s Inside of You podcast back in 2020 Gustin said:

“The conversations actually had started already for adding a potential eighth and ninth [season], but then this pandemic happened, and everything has stopped,” “We don’t know when we’re back, and I don’t know when we’re going to continue the renegotiation talks.”

So for now at least, we know the. DC presence will remain on the CW network and will continue to grow and build on the Arrowverse.

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