Well, The CW deal with Hulu that enabled next-day streaming of the most recent five episodes may have lapsed, but Netflix subscribers are officially in for some good news. The CW has confirmed a new streaming deal that will bring full seasons of CW shows a mere eight days after their finales air on the network.
Welp, if ever you wanted to overload on TV superheros, have we got a Comic-Con for you! Warner Bros. TV has officially loaded up on 21 series headed to San Diego this year, from Flash to Supergirl to Powerless, Justice League Action, and a few non-superhero series like The Big Bang Theory, The 100, and Animaniacs. You may have heard of them.
It’s easy to take the streaming availability of network shows for granted, whether Hulu’s ability to screen most-episodes next day, or Netflix’s new season availability ahead of premieres, but CW viewers in particular are in for good news and bad. CW shows will become available on Netflix much, much faster, but at the cost of their Hulu availability.
The 100 has seen its share of controversial exits in Season 3, though several have been telegraphed by the actor’s work on another series. Ricky Whittle’s recent exit as “Lincoln” in particular drew renewed controversy, while the actor now speaks out to say that showrunner Jason Rothenberg actively bullied him off the show.
Yeah, pretty much no-brainers here (except for iZombie). If you like The CW, and its myriad of successful shows like superhero dramas like Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, and others like Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and The 100, you’re in luck! Just about everything has been renewed for additional seasons over the 2016-2017 season.
The CW’s Tuesday and Wednesday lineups of Flash, Arrow, iZombie and Supernatural have us all on break for the next few weeks, but as March braces to cross the midway hump, we now know when all the major on-season dramas will air their finales. Find out when DC dramas, Grounders, Crazies and more should brace for the end!
As soon as The 100 fan-favorite Ricky Whittle was announced to lead Starz and Bryan Fuller’s American Gods as Shadow Moon, CW viewers had to wonder if Lincoln’s days were numbered. Now, Whittle’s exit appears to have been confirmed, along with some surprising bad blood, revealed by none other than the actor’s mother.
Having already been in development for years, Starz’s upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods had its most challenging task in casting the lead role of Shadow Moon. Now, Bryan Fuller’s take has finally found its lead, bringing in The 100 breakout Ricky Whittle for the iconic role.
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?
Our first official look at The 100 Season 3 premiere “Wanheda” got strangely uplifting with Shawn Mendes at the piano, but thankfully a new trailer pulls us right back into the darkness. Remember the dead at Mount Weather, and prepare for the truce to break in a brand-new trailer for Season 3!