There’s no denying the surge in CW popularity over the last few years, with superhero series like Arrow, Flash and Legends of Tomorrow dominating weekdays, while Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend bring home Golden Globes. Still, the network remains relatively small against the big four, so might CW owners look toward yet another cord-cutter streaming service?
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DC may be busy trying to get its Legends of Tomorrow off the ground, but the unencumbered Flash and Arrow will start 2016 with an equally big bang. As such, the first photos from Flash‘s “Potential Energy” and Arrow’s “Blood Debts” premieres have arrived, returning Anarky to the fold as Barry dresses up/down with a full tuxedo.
Whether or not you bought the series killing its most beloved character, Arrow deliberately left fans in a tizzy with its 2015 cliffhanger “Dark Waters,” seemingly placing Felicity Smoak in mortal peril. Plenty of rumors and set photos have kept speculation alive in recent weeks, but producers assure that Felicity still won’t become the Arrow incarnation of “Oracle,” wheelchair-enabled alter-ego of Batman character Barbara Gordon.
The minds behind CBS’ Supergirl have time and time again downplayed the likelihood of Kara meeting up with Arrow or The Flash, but that hasn’t stopped producers from at least considering the crossover. To wit, The CW and CBS will decide this month if Supergirl might cross over to Barry and Oliver’s world before the current season’s end.
The CW’s Vixen may make the leap to live-action by her upcoming Arrow appearance, though it seems the character may go back and forth. Not only has the animated CW Seed series been renewed for Season 2, but network heads also comment on the possibility of another live-action spinoff, or potential Legends of Tomorrow appearances.
The CW has a history of pushing series past the point of its leads’ willingness to stay, but could Arrow be Arrow without Stephen Amell? Likely not, but don’t worry - the actor has debunked a ridiculous rumor with details of his own contract, while new set photos might reveal a critical plot point for the upcoming 2016 return.
The Flash managed to astonish its fans with the full-fledged appearance of a 14-foot King Shark, an admittedly expensive effect on an already stretched budget. Arrow star David Ramsey teased that we might see the Suicide Squad member again, and now we know for certain King Shark will have his day, with a full episode and crossover to boot.
The Walking Dead may pack conventions just as well as the world of Westeros, but there’s no denying Game of Thrones as the biggest show in the world right now. Case in point, HBO’s epic adaptation has snagged a fourth year as TV’s most pirated series, while newcomers like Supergirl also eke their way onto the list.
Whether or not you bought its 2015 cliffhanger the first time around, dat Arrow isn’t pulling Felicity out of the woods just yet. A new promo for the 2016 premiere sees Oliver on the warpath to avenge her against Damien Darhk, while Anarky also returns to liven up the party.
The time-turning nature of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow already confirmed we’d visit a variety of different periods in comic history, potentially featuring old and new characters alike. Now, another familiar Arrow face has been confirmed to rise, as the Legends link up with Matt Nable’s Ra’s al Ghul.