Forget about COVID-19 because the CW is moving full steam ahead with new shows such as Kung Fu, Walker, and a Superman & Lois series! Of course, we will have to wait until 2021 to see them. But, we will see the conclusion of Supernatural before the years’s end.
Per Entertainent Weekly:
The network announced Thursday what would normally be considered its fall schedule, except the lineup later this year has been largely scrubbed given the ongoing production shut down due to the coronavirus.
Only the final episodes of Supernatural are still planned to air in fall (with no date yet set). The network has five episodes of the long-running fan-favorite series shot with two more to go, and expects it will be able to finish those final episodes in time to air in the fall. The network also plans to air other unspecified originals and acquired series of some kind in the fall. “Jared and Jensen [Ackles] will go back to finish the last two and then Jared will go off to work on Walker,” Pedowitz said. “We hope they will start shooting [Supernatural] late summer early fall. If not, we’ll be flexible in our schedule. We all want to end the 15 years the right way. It’s important that these two episodes will be done the way they hope to do them. If not, we’ll wait it out.”
But officially, the network’s 2020-2021 “season” begins next January.
The lineup will include Supernatural star Jared Padalecki’s new drama series Walker, a reimagining of the iconic series Walker, Texas Ranger. The series will be paired on Thursday nights with The Vampire Diaries spin-off Legacies.
Another freshman series in January is Superman & Lois, returning the Man of Steel to the network along with his journalist love Lois Lane. The show will be paired with another DC title, The Flash, on Tuesday nights. The CW is holding the return of its other Super-series, Supergirl, until deeper into midseason.
Also, Charmed is going to switch nights over to Sunday nights for season three where it will be partnered with Batwoman.
The network’s usual Arrowverse crossover will still happen, but not until first or second quarter 2021. The crossover will also be shorter than usual, only two hours are planned, but Pedowitz plans to put the network’s new Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) and Batwoman (Ruby Rose) together. A World’s Finest crossover? Count us in!
One new show that will be held until deeper into midseason: The reboot of Kung Fu.
Kung Fu is being produced by Warner Bros. Television with executive producers Christina M. Kim (the creator of the updated version), Ed Spielman(the creator of the original series), Greg Berlanti, Hanelle Culpepper, Martin Gero, and Sarah Schechter.
Other shows set to arrive on CW is the short lived Swamp Thing series that was on the DC Universe streaming service. If enough people watch it could find a second life in the Arrowverse. The series was created by Gary Dauberman and Mark Verheiden for DC Universe and based on the DC Comics character of the same name. Derek Mears portrays the eponymous Swamp Thing, a plant–elemental creature who fights malevolent forces around a Louisiana swamp with the help of medical doctor Abby Arcane (Crystal Reed).
The series premiered on May 31, 2019, and its first season consisted of 10 episodes. Shortly after its premiere, DC Universe announced that Swamp Thing had been canceled. The remaining episodes were released on DC Universe until the series’ conclusion on August 2, 2019. The series was loved by critic and fans but proved too costly to produce by DC Universe.