The viewership of the Arrowverse did take a hit in the last season of every show, but they seem to be coming back strongly now. The Flash is already done with the premiere of its fifth Season and Supergirl will be following its path along with Arrow the next week. Legends of Tomorrow will premiere later on in the month but the big reveal that came a while ago was that the Legends would be missing this Year’s Arrowverse Crossover event and it will only be led by the likes of Green Arrow (Stephen Amell), the Flash (Grant Gustin) and Supergirl (Melissa Benoit).
CW announced the dates for this year’s big crossover event and it is great that the crossover will last for 3 whole nights this time around. They released the image for the crossover a while ago, and as you can see, this image contains the air dates of the three-night crossover event which will begin with The Flash on Sunday, December 9 at 8 pm ET, then Arrow will continue it on Monday, December 10 at 8 pm ET and Supergirl will give us the final on Tuesday, December 11 at 8 pm ET.
The image also teases Batwoman, and it has been revealed that she will make her debut in this year’s crossover, kicking off her own CW show that will make its way out next year. Just recently, we got to see the first look at Ruby Rose’s Batwoman and the fans do seem to be liking it quite a lot.
According to the new report by Entertainment Weekly, we are going to have another big gun who will be a part of this year’s crossover as Tyler Hoechlin will reprise his role as Superman in the three-night crossover event. Another exciting detail about the big crossover is going to be that the infamous Daily Planet reporter, Lois Lane is also going to have a role in the big crossover event. Here’s what the EPs of Supergirl, Jessica Queller and Robert Rovner released in their statement:
“We couldn’t be more excited to introduce Lois Lane to the Arrowverse. This dogged, determined and brave reporter will make for a strong partner to Superman and amazing addition to our universe of DC characters.”
So, to do a headcount, this year’s crossover would possibly feature Green Arrow, the Flash, Supergirl, Spartan, Wild Dog, Mr. Terrific, Black Canary, Felicity, Iris, Vibe, Killer Frost, Martian Manhunter, Superman, Guardian, Lois, Alex, and Batwoman. So, that’s a pretty packed cast already and I’m pretty sure I would have missed a couple of names on the roster. Still, it is safe to say that we would probably not miss the Legends with so many people already being featured in the Crossover.
We don’t know what storyline the crossover will feature this year, but Stephen Amell has shown some light by spoiling the beginning of the crossover. He recently tweeted that this year will start with a big Olie breakfast:
What a bummer! A totally unexpected end to the build-up of this article. While it may actually have some truth to it when the Crossover begins, but it doesn’t give away the story arc that may be followed in this year’s 3-night event. Still, it is good that we don’t know much about it and will find out later in the year.
As far as things are concerned for Arrow, Season 7 may be the last resort for this show as CW would continue only if this season brings in a good viewership. Everyone working on the show knows that including Stephen Amell and therefore, he even told the writers to write like there is no tomorrow. Here’s what he revealed in an interview:
“We have a new showrunner this year, Beth Schwartz, who’s been with the show since season one. [The writers] have a very clear vision of what they want season seven to be, and what I asked them to do – and it’s not up to me – but what I asked of them is to not just assume that we have an eighth season. I wanted them to write like, ‘If you have a good idea, and you have something you’ve always wanted to do or see on the show, then just do it! Do it right now!’ I think that’s one of the things I’m getting out of what they’ve planned for season seven – we’re not writing like we’re guaranteed something beyond this, because we’re not; nobody is. I want them to really push forward and take the fact we have a certain license and a certain respect from the fans to take some chances.”
Hopefully, we will get good quality seasons of all the Arrowverse shows this year.