Previously, The CW announced that all of its DC television series were renewed for the 2019-2020 season. However, a new rumor suggests for two shows under the Arrowverse banner, these new seasons may also end up being their last.
A source close to We Got This Covered states both Arrow and DC's Legends of Tomorrow will likely be ending following the 2019-2020 broadcast year (i.e. following Arrow's eight season and Legends of Tomorrow's fifth). Supposedly, the reason for this is the upcoming "Crisis on Infinite Earths" crossover event is set to drastically alter the landscape of the Arrowverse.
Of course, if this rumor does turn out to be true, DC TV fans will still have The Flash, Supergirl and Black Lightning, as well as the upcoming Batwoman series. Additionally, We Got This Covered's speculates that following the purported impending cancellations of Arrow and Legends, certain cast members from those shows may be jumping ship to other Arrowverse programs.
Like with most rumors, this should obviously be taken with a grain of salt. After all, it does seem a bit odd that Arrow, the show that gave the Arrowverse its name, may also be one of the first series in the shared universe to be axed. That being said, it is also worth mentioning that not only has the show been airing for quite some time, but Stephen Amell's Oliver Queen is also considered to be one of the casualties of the events of "Crisis on Infinite Earths."
At any rate, fans can likely expect official announcements regarding the future of the Arrowverse to be made as the 2019-2020 season rolls around and each individual series begins building to the potentially status quo-shattering Crisis event.
Airing Mondays at 8 pm ET/PT on The CW, Arrow stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, Rick Gonzalez as Wild Dog, Juliana Harkavy as Black Canary, Colton Haynes as Arsenal, Kirk Acevedo as Diaz and Katie Cassidy as Black Siren.
Airing Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow stars Caity Lotz, Dominic Purcell, Brandon Routh, Nick Zano, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Tala Ashe, Matt Ryan, Jes Macallan and Courtney Ford. The series returns for its midseason premiere on April 1.