We’re days away from the end of Arrow as well as the conclusion of CW’s “Crisis On Infinite Earths”, but the network has already given early renewals for The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow, Black Lightning, and Batwoman.
As the Paragon of Love, The Flash helps people believe in the impossible with Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, a forensic scientist who was struck by lightning: making him the Fastest Man Alive in Central City, fighting crime and stopping meta-humans from endangering Central City. But it is his heart – his true superpower – that defines Barry Allen as the Flash. Standing for “Help, Hope and Compassion”, Supergirl is indeed the Paragon of Hope with Melissa Benoist as National City’s titular Girl of Steel who is stronger together with the help of her family and friends that includes her adopted sister Alex (Chyler Leigh) and J’onn J’onzz/Martian Manhunter (David Harewood), the Paragon of Honor.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow follows the wacky, fun, and crazy time-traveling adventures of our favorite crew of misfits, outsiders, and losers who are led by the fierce Captain Sara Lance/White Canary (Caity Lotz), who went from trained assassin to masked vigilante to warrior woman and leader to the Paragon of Destiny. Batwoman is definitely brave and bold as the Paragon of Courage with Ruby Rose as the strong-willed and stubborn Kate Kane, who suits up to become one of the world’s finest as the newest protector of Gotham City against crime, corruption and injustice.
A paragon of power for the people against the system that doesn’t care about them, Black Lightning made his Arrowverse debut in this crossover with Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce, a high school principal/teacher who came out of superhero retirement to fight not only the rising tide of racism, discrimination, street gangs and violence, but joins the resistance movement against the government that continues to enslave and oppress the people of Freeland.
Arrow may be fading out come January 28, but its legacy may live on with a potential spin-off focusing on Oliver and Felicity’s daughter Mia (Katherine McNamara), Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy Rodgers) and Dinah Drake (Juliana Harkavy). The Jan.21 episode, entitled “Green Arrow and the Canaries”, will serve as a backdoor pilot. Set in Star City 2040, the episode will have Mia teaming up with Laurel and Dinah to rescue a kidnapping victim connected to Mia, as the trio suit up to save the city. The CW is also taking flight in setting up a Supergirl spin-off series starring Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch as Superman and Lois, but the project’s currently in pilot stage.
Also renewed by the CW next season are Charmed, Riverdale, All American, Nancy Drew, Dynasty, Legacies, In The Dark and Roswell, New Mexico.