The CW Cancels Batwoman After Three Seasons

The Batwoman showrunner for The CW, Caroline Dries, has announced on Twitter that the DC superhero show will not be returning for a new season.

In a Tweet Dries writes, “Just got the sad news that #Batwoman won’t be watching an S4. I’m bummed, but full of gratitude.” Dries added that it was an honor to make 51 episodes and thanked the show’s producers, cast, crew, and fans.

Batwoman premiered in 2019 as part of The CW’s DC universe of TV shows. The series originally starred Ruby Rose as Kate Kane, Bruce Wayne’s cousin who takes on a cowl himself to fight crime.

After the first season, Rose announced she would be leaving the show with both Rose and CW offering different reasons for the split. The original plan was to recast Rose’s character but this changed and instead, Batwoman’s title was inherited by a new character, Ryan Wilder played by Javicia Leslie.

Leslie played Wilder’s Batwoman for two seasons, the most recent of which premiered on October 13, 2021. It would end up being the character for the final season.

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No reason has been given for The CW canceled Batwoman, but reports following the news that CW owners Warner Bros. Discovery and Paramount Global are looking to sell the network. In addition to the report, The CW is still exploring new DC shows, including Gotham Knights while renewing others like The Flash for a ninth season.

Matt TM Kim is IGN’s News Editor. You can reach him @lawoftdGeneral Chat Chat Lounge

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