The CW Cancels Batwoman After Three Seasons – IGN
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 will not be seeing an S4. I am 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.
Just got the sad news that #Batwoman will not be seeing an S4. I am bummed, but full of gratitude. What an honor to make 51 episodes. So many inspiring, brilliant people contributed to this series. Thank you producers, cast and crew. Thank you, fans! We love you. ❤️
— Caroline Dries (@carolinedries) April 29, 2022
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 herself 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 final season for the character.
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No reason has been given for why The CW canceled Batwoman, but the news follows reports that CW owners Warner Bros. Discovery and Paramount Global are looking to sell the network. Despite the report, The CW is still exploring new DC shows, including Gotham Knights while renewing others like The Flash for a ninth season.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor. You can reach him @lawoftd.