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CW is Planning Another ‘Arrow’ Spinoff

Updated August 5, 2019
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‘Arrow’ is coming to an organic conclusion on the The CW network, but Mark Pedowitz, the network’s president, is not shutting the door on the possibility of another spinoff. Notably, ‘Arrow’ went on to redefine the The CW and has already spawned six impressive DC Comics shows. Speaking to reporters at Television Critics Association’s summer press tour, Pedowitz spoke about the spinoff, saying, “Nothing is ever 100 percent done. You learn that over time. There’s a possibility, but we haven’t had a discussion about what that storyline will do as [we plot the] next generation [of DC shows]. There is another property we’re looking at for the following season.”

While details of the spinoff are being kept close to the chest for now, with Pedowitz even declining to elaborate on it, what we know for certain is that the series will be based in the same universe as ‘Arrow’. However, we do not know is which character it will choose to focus on.

The new show is being eyed for the 2020-2021 television season. The news first arose when Pedowitz was asked if there was any possibility about an ‘Arrow’ spinoff, showcasing the next generation of stars. Notably, they were first introduced in the seventh season of ‘Arrow’, with Katherine McNamara playing Oliver and Felicity’s daughter, Mia, and Joseph David-Jones playing Diggle’s son, William. There is a chance that the spinoff might be based on Atom, a character that was introduced in ‘Arrow’, but nothing has been confirmed yet. However, Greg Berlanti, the executive producer of ‘Arrow’ had said earlier, “We’re in very early talks in a very general idea that we haven’t gone deeper on yet”, giving us hope that this might be the intended spinoff Pedowitz is talking about.

‘Arrow’ is not the only thing in the news at the The CW, since Pedowitz addressed other shows as well. He specifically remarked on their new show, ‘Batwoman’, led by Ruby Rose. Pedowitz confessed to looking for ways to expand the DC roster, which is in its second phase. He commented, “Batwoman is the next evolution. It’s the next step to do something. We believe that this universe will continue for many years. How that universe plays out, time will tell.” He also hoped that shows like ‘Supergirl‘, ‘The Flash‘ and ‘Legends of Tomorrow‘ would go on for the foreseeable future.

Pedowitz also spoke about the shows being canceled on the network, which include ‘The 100‘ and ‘Supernatural‘. While the former is ending, because Jason Rothenberg, the showrunner wants to conclude after seven seasons, the latter is ending because the stars want to go out on a high. Pedowitz added how Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki are integral to the success of ‘Supernatural’ and spoke of how the The CW attempted to make two spinoffs but did not succeed since they lacked the magic of that the stars bring to the show. However, Pedowitz is still open to the idea of doing something more along the lines of another ‘Supernatural’ spinoff, but he joked that someone would have to convince Ackles and Padalecki to return.

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