The CW has officially set early 2021 premiere dates for four Arrowverse shows: Batwoman, Black Lightning, The Flash, and Superman & Lois.
The CW has officially set 2021 premiere dates for four Arrowverse shows. Starting all the way back in 2012 with Arrow, the CW's own DC universe has grown exponentially over the years, with numerous spin-offs and crossover events taking place. Though Arrow ended its run earlier this year, the television franchise still boasts six different shows, most of which suffered COVID-19-related setbacks earlier this year. Those like The Flash, Supergirl, and Batwoman were forced to complete their seasons early, which has thus impacted their upcoming episodes.
Additionally, the start of production for their new seasons was postponed, and the CW had to delay their typical fall schedule until 2021. Between the late start, various casting changes (such as Ruby Rose's surprise Batwoman exit), and the arrival of freshman show Superman & Lois, the Arrowverse will look decidedly different this time around. Though some shows have yet to receive dates, the CW has officially scheduled the first four. Fans, mark your calendars.
Per the CW, Batwoman, Black Lightning, The Flash, and Superman & Lois are all set for January and February premieres. Batwoman season 2 will kick things off on Sunday, January 17 at 8pm, while Black Lightning season 4 will arrive a little under a month later on Monday, February 8 at 9pm. Then, The Flash season 7 premieres on Tuesday, February 23 at 8pm, and Superman & Lois makes its series debut right after at 9pm.
The shows still awaiting premiere dates are Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow, but that was to be expected. Supergirl's sixth and final season was already said to be pushed back to accommodate star Melissa Benoist's pregnancy, and Legends of Tomorrow typically arrives later in the season. Nevertheless, fans now have an idea of when they can expect the rest of the Arrowverse to return, and it's now just a handful of months away. Production is currently underway on those four shows, and audiences have already been granted an official peek at Batwoman season 2. Presumably, more teases about the rest of the shows will emerge in the coming weeks.
The initial Arrowverse returns are all spread out, which is a far cry from how they usually premiere within the same few weeks. Most likely, this is due to differing production schedules and because the CW wishes to stagger their content. Therefore, it'll take a while before the Arrowverse returns to a semi-regular schedule. Still, though, fans have been waiting since May for these new Arrowverse seasons, and it's likely a relief to know that wait has an end date now.