The CW has officially cancelled the Arrowverse sitcom Batwoman after three seasons, after a long wait to figure out its fate.
Batwoman season 4 will not be produced after a long wait, according to showrunner Caroline Dries. Batwoman, which received a creative retool during season 2 after Ruby Rose, who played Kate Kane, left the series after one season, is one of the Arrowverse shows that has kept the franchise alive over the last few years. Javicia Leslie took over as Batwoman’s lead at the start of season 2, with the creative team inventing new character Ryan Wilder to take over Kate’s legacy.
Season 3 of Batwoman ended earlier this year, as it was one of the few Arrowverse shows to have less episodes. While The CW usually renews the majority of its DC TV programming, this year was an exception. The CW was put up for sale by WarnerMedia and Paramount, who jointly own the network, at the start of 2022. As a result, The CW’s renewal and cancellation processes were delayed, leaving many shows’ fates uncertain, including Batwoman’s.
The CW has decided on Batwoman’s fate after waiting nearly two months to find out. Caroline Dries, the showrunner and creator of the DC drama, said on Twitter today that the network has informed the Batwoman cast and crew that season 4 will not be produced, resulting in the series’ cancellation after three seasons. Legends of Tomorrow and Naomi have yet to find out if they will be renewed for another season, so Batwoman was one of the three DC TV shows on the bubble.