The CW Renews ‘Riverdale’, ‘Batwoman, 11 Other Series for 2020 – 2021 Season

Riverdale -- "Chapter Sixty-Six: Tangerine" -- Image Number: RVD409b_0161.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): KJ Apa as Archie, Camila Mendes as Veronica, Cole Sprouse as Jughead and Lili Reinhart as Betty -- Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW-- © 2019 The CW Network, LLC All Rights Reserved.

The CW Network today renewed 13 of its current scripted series for the 2020-2021 season, as well as ordering 13 additional scripts of Katy Keene, which will make its debut on February 6, 2020, it was announced today by The CW President Mark Pedowitz.

“These early orders for next season give our production teams a head start in plotting out story arcs and a jump on hiring staff, and this also provides us with a strong foundation of established, fan-favorite CW shows to build on for next season,” said Pedowitz.  “We’ve been thrilled with the creative direction of all three new series, and even though we are in the very early stages of our new full stack streaming strategy, which allows viewers to catch up on our new shows from the beginning, we’re already seeing incredibly positive results from our multiplatform viewership for Nancy Drew and Batwoman.

The current series being ordered for the 2020-2021 season include:

  • Batwoman (Season 2)
  • Nancy Drew (Season 2)
  • All American (Season 3)
  • Black Lightning (Season 4)
  • Charmed (Season 3)
  • DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (Season 6)
  • Dynasty (Season 4)
  • The Flash (Season 7)
  • In the Dark (Season 3)
  • Legacies (Season 3)
  • Riverdale (Season 5)
  • Roswell, New Mexico (Season 3)
  • Supergirl (Season 6)

While it is usual for The CW to give blanket renewals to its scripted series, there is added incentive this year due to the possible writer’s strike. By announcing renewals early, shows have a chance to complete scripts and avoid production delays should writers opt to strike.

Specific premiere dates for each series will be announced at a later time.

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