The CW network announced a portion of its fall schedule today, and the first bit of news involves the premiere dates for two of the most-anticipated DC Comics-based shows. The dates for both the new Batwoman premiere and the outgoing Arrow have been revealed, according to Variety.
It was announced earlier this year that this season of Arrow would be its last. The show is setting up to end during the upcoming crossover event, Crisis on Infinite Earths, which should air in December, based on the schedule of previous years’ events.
The new show, Batwoman, which actually had its soft premiere during last season’s Elseworlds crossover, will effectively be replacing Arrow in The CW’s line up, though it will not take over the Emerald Archer’s timeslot.
The Batwoman premiere will hit TVs on Sunday, October 6, and will be joined by the returning Supergirl. This will make for a power block of female-led superheroes on Sunday nights, which is exciting for fans. Supergirl has consistently been one of, if not the strongest shows in The CW’s DC lineup, and by paring it with Batwoman, the network could see a rating boon for both.
Batwoman will air at 8 p.m. and Supergirl will follow at 9 p.m. ET
Arrow will begin its eighth and final season on Tuesday, October 15, and will run through until December when it is presumed that Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) will give his life in some manner to save the multiverse during the Crisis event.
Batwoman stars Ruby Rose as Kate Kane/Batwoman, who protects Gotham City now that Batman has mysteriously disappeared. Since this is Batman’s established Gotham City, the new show could easily tap into the caped crusader’s rogues gallery for villains, as well as Batwoman’s, to excite fans. Here’s hoping that Batwoman handles these villains better than Fox’s Gotham did.
Arrow stars Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Katie Cassidy, and Emily Bett Rickards, among others. The show is considered the catalyst for The CW DC comics shows, which is effectively known as the “Arrowverse.” This includes the aforementioned Supergirl, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and now Batwoman.
Black Lightning is another The CW DC show, but it is not tied — at present — to the Arrowverse.
The DC shows are produced by Greg Berlanti, and a slew of others across the slate, and are made in partnership with Warner Bros. TV.
Batwoman premieres on October 6, 2019, and Arrow will begin its final season on October 15, 2019.
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