The CW network today announced the early renewal of 12 series for the upcoming 2021-2022 television season. This follows similar moves from the network in previous years, and should come as no surprise considering the network president has been telegraphing the decision in recent interviews.
The current series being ordered for the 2021-2022 season include a second season of Walker, which recently scored The CW’s most watched series premiere in 5 years,as well as All American (Season 4), Batwoman (Season 3), Charmed (Season 4), DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow (Season 7), Dynasty (Season 5), The Flash (Season 8), In The Dark (Season 4), Legacies (Season 4), Nancy Drew (Season 3), Riverdale (Season 6), Roswell, New Mexico (Season 4). Specific premiere dates for each series will be announced at a later time.
Additionally, The CW is ordering 5 additional episodes for this season of Walker, bringing its total episode count for 2020-2021 to 18, and 2 additional episodes of Superman & Lois, bringing its total episode count for 2020-2021 to 15.
“Though we’re just a few weeks into the new season, we wanted to get a strategic head start on next season with these early renewals, which allows our production teams to start laying out story arcs and hiring staff, and at the same time, continues to provide us with a strong, stable schedule to build on for next season,” said Mark Pedowitz, Chairman and CEO, The CW Network. “As The CW’s 2020-2021 season kicks into high gear, we are thrilled creatively with the direction of our first new shows out of the gate, Walker and Superman & Lois, that we wanted to order the additional episodes to complete their first seasons, and we are particularly pleased with the huge success of the launch of Walker, which debuted as our most watched series premiere in 5 years.”