When it was announced that Batwoman would be formally canceled, the showrunner expressed disappointment. Legends of Tomorrow was also canceled, despite hopes that it would be renewed for a fourth season.
Batman and the CW’s Batwoman have undoubtedly had a tumultuous time since the show first premiered. After Ruby Rose, the series went through a number of other main actresses. Even though there was some fear that her departure might signal the end of the program before its proper time had passed, the showrunners chose to recast the role with Javicia Leslie and keep the show running for another season. However, it looks that the CW program has officially reached the end of its useful life.
“Well, folks. It’s been an incredible run. However, the CW has let us know that there will be no season 8 of #LegendsOfTomorrow. We are heartbroken, but also immensely grateful for the amazing work our cast, crew, and writers have contributed to the little show that could,” read the announcement.
Caroline Dries, the show’s executive producer, revealed the cancellation on Friday, presumably not long after she was informed by network executives that the series had been canceled. However, Dries believes that the season finale would serve as a satisfactory finish to the entire tale, while Batwoman closed season 3 by alluding to the entrance of a new villain in the series.
It should be noted that the cancellations came less than a month after the conclusion of Batwoman season 3, so at the very least, those affiliated with the series were not held in suspense for very long. Added to that, there has been speculation that The CW’s parent firms are considering selling the channel. As a result of this discussion, there have been some reports that a handful of DC-centric series may be canceled. It now looks that Legends of Tomorrow and Batwoman may be the first shows to be affected by the prospective sale of the franchise.