The CW network today announced the early renewal of 12 series for the upcoming 2021-2022 television season. This follows similar steps taken by the network over the past few years and should come as no surprise considering that the network president telegraphed the decision in recent interviews.
The current series, ordered for the 2021-2022 season, includes a second season of Walker, which recently hit The CW’s most-watched series premiere in 5 years, as well as All American (season 4), Batwoman (season 3) and Charmed ( Season) 4), DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow (Season 7), Dynasty (Season 5), The Flash (Season 8), In The Dark (Season 4), Legacies (Season 4), Nancy Drew (Season 3), Riverdale ( Season 6)), Roswell, New Mexico (Season 4). Specific premiere dates for each series will be announced at a later date.
Additionally, The CW orders 5 additional episodes for this season of Walker, bringing the total number of episodes for 2020-2021 to 18, and 2 additional episodes from Superman & Lois, bringing the total number of episodes to 15 for 2020-2021.
“Although we are only a few weeks into the new season, with these early updates we wanted to get a strategic head start for the next season that would allow our production teams to create storylines while also hiring staff, while providing us with a strong and stable schedule for next season, ”said Mark Pedowitz, chairman and CEO of The CW Network. “As The CW’s 2020-2021 season goes into full swing, we’re creatively excited about directing our first new shows, Walker and Superman & Lois, which we wanted to order to complete the additional episodes. and we’re particularly excited about the huge success of the Walker launch, which debuted as our most watched series premiere in 5 years. ”