With “Arrow” set to end with season 8 early next year, The CW has started looking for a replacement to the series. The network president Mark Pedowitz confirmed that they are looking into a spinoff or a development of a new DC show to continue the Arrowverse franchise.
Pedowitz told the press during the Television Critics Association event that they are hatching a new series to add to the Arrowverse. This TV universe is composed of “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl,” “Legends of Tomorrow” and the upcoming debuting series “Batwoman.”
“There’s a possibility [of an ‘Arrow’ next-generation spin-off], but we haven’t fully had the discussion about that one way or another,” the network president said. “There is another property we’re looking at for the following season,” per The Hollywood Reporter.
Pedowitz won’t reveal more about the “Arrow” spinoff or which DC property they are looking to develop as a new program. Series showrunner Beth Schwartz did talk about a potential spinoff following the announcement that “Arrow” will end with season 8.
“It was definitely meant to grow the world that we had already built and to see the next generation of what Oliver and Felicity and our present-day team have worked so hard for, and sort of see what happens in the future,” the showrunner said, per Comic Book. “We love those characters and would love to see them go on in some capacity after the show’s over.”
Meanwhile, Pedowitz said that the network is now on its second phase of the Arrowverse with the introduction of “Batwoman,” which will star Ruby Rose.
“Batwoman is the next evolution. It’s the next step to do something. We believe that this universe will continue for many years,” The CW president said and hinted that the Arrowverse shows will not be going away on the network anytime soon.