The network has made the early decision to hand renewals to 12 current series, with president and CEO Mark Pedowitz sticking with stability as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to have an impact on network’s schedules, the development process and pilot season.
Along with Walker, All American, Batwoman, Charmed, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Dynasty, The Flash, In the Dark, Legacies, Nancy Drew, Riverdale and Roswell, New Mexico will return for the 2021-22 season.
Additionally, the youth-skewing network has given Walker an additional five episodes this season and handed Superman & Lois — which will launch with a two-hour event on Tuesday, February 23 — two additional episodes, taking its order to 15 eps.
Shows that are not included in the renewal order — Superman & Lois (left), Kung Fu and Republic of Sarah and returning summer series Stargirl – have yet to premiere their current seasons. so too much shouldn’t be read into their exclusion. Superman & Lois has received a vote of confidence with its back order ahead of its debut, while Stargirl previously had been renewed for this coming summer as a CW original, having started as a DC Universe series.
The network already revealed last fall that Black Lightning and Supergirl would be ending after this season.