The CW has decided to cut short the journey of its DC Comics-themed series Gotham Knights, pulling the plug after just a single season. However, the network is moving forward with a fourth season of Superman and Lois, despite the show’s hefty price-tag.
Gotham Knights, the latest DC Comics series to launch to negative reviews on The CW, finds its run abruptly halted after a single season. As the people behind Nexar (The CW’s new owners) strive to optimize costs and increase profitability, Superman and Lois is set to return for a fourth season, albeit with a trimmed number of episodes, featuring only 10 instead of the usual 13.
This dual announcement is the latest wave in the sea of changes The CW has been undergoing. With the reins of DC Studios being handed over to James Gunn and Peter Safran, Gotham Knights is expected to complete its run later this month. The future of Superman and Lois after season four is currently a mystery, as Gunn is working on a Superman movie reboot with the subtitle Legacy.
Superman’s DC Universe Future
Superman: Legacy is a much-anticipated project, given that Clark Kent has been an integral part of the DC Universe for over 80 years, with various iterations and adaptations across different media. James Gunn promises to explore the character’s origins and his struggles to balance his dual identities as Clark and Superman while fighting off villains and saving the world.
James Gunn and Peter Safran told journalists that their vision for the DC Universe includes locked scripts, wiggle room and a unified storyline across film, television, animation and video game projects. The two explained that the DC Universe could bring back elements from previous DC regimes, meaning that their eight-to-year plan is not a full reboot.
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