Following the cancellation of both Batwoman and Legends of Tomorrow, the showrunners for both series have taken to social media to address the moves.
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In a tweet sent out shortly after The CW canceled Batwoman, showrunner Caroline Dries said that she was “bummed,” but still grateful for the opportunity to create the show in the first place.
“Just got the sad news that Batwoman will not be seeing an S4,” Dries said. “I am bummed, but full of gratitude. What an honor to make 51 episodes. So many inspiring, brilliant people contributed to this series. Thank you producers, cast and crew. Thank you, fans! We love you”
Just got the sad news that #Batwoman will not be seeing an S4. I am bummed, but full of gratitude. What an honor to make 51 episodes. So many inspiring, brilliant people contributed to this series. Thank you producers, cast and crew. Thank you, fans! We love you. ❤️
— Caroline Dries (@carolinedries) April 29, 2022
Keto Shimizu — the showrunner for The CW’s Legends of Tomorrow — also confirmed that the series would be not getting renewed for an eighth season. He said those behind the series were “heartbroken,” but that they were also “immensely grateful” for the chance to work on the show.
“Well, folks. It’s been an incredible run. However, the CW has let us know that there will be no season 8 of Legends Of Tomorrow.” said Shimizu. “We are heartbroken, but also immensely grateful for the amazing work our cast, crew, and writers have contributed to the little show that could. Thank you to our fans; your love and passion for our strange band of misfits has made every break, every script, every daily, every cut, and every mix worth all the hard work. We see you, we love you, and you’ll always have a place on the Waverider.”
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Both Batwoman and Legends of Tomorrow came as a bit of a surprise, as The CW seemed intent on supporting its huge roster of superhero content. Instead, the channel is now just left with a handful of ongoing programs, but with more — including Greg Berlanti’s upcoming Gotham Knights series — currently in development.