After three seasons, the CW has axed Batwoman. Courtesy of a report from Deadline, the spin-off, starring Ruby Rose (and later Javicia Leslie) in the titular role, will not be returning for a fourth season. As reported by Flickluster, the CW had also dropped DC Legends of Tomorrow after seven seasons.
The series, which follows Kate Kane, the cousin of Bruce Wayne, made its debut in 2019 after receiving a series order. Development of the series began following the successful Arrowverse crossover event, “Elseworlds.”
Caroline Dries, the series showrunner, announced the news via social media, saying she was “bummed, but full of gratitude.” In a statement seen below, Dries described her time on the show as “an honor”, praising the “inspiring, brilliant people” involved with the series. She thanked the producers, cast, crew, and lastly the fans.
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
Javicia Leslie echoed Skarsten’s praise with a social media statement, describing her experiences “with such an amazing crew and cast” and thanking the fans for their response to the series. In response to Dries’ post, series star Rachel Skarsten, who plays Beth Kane, confirmed with a “heavy heart” that the series had been cancelled. “Thank you to each and every one of you that supported & loved the show over the years.” she says, adding that she “adored playing Alice”.
Batwoman becomes the fifth series from the Arrowverse to face the axe after Arrow, Supergirl, and Black Lightning. The Flash, Arrow’s original successor, recently raced into its eighth season, while Supergirl’s side-story, Superman & Lois, was recently renewed for a third season by the CW.
Presently, The Flash and Superman & Lois are the only two shows within the Arrowverse to remain on the network. Batwoman further stars Meagan Tandy, Wallis Day, Victoria Cartagena, Nicole Kang, Robin Givens, and Dougray Scott.