GOTHAM KNIGHTS Cancelled After One Season On The CW; SUPERMAN AND LOIS Renewed

GOTHAM KNIGHTS Cancelled After One Season On The CW; SUPERMAN AND LOIS Renewed

The CW has cancelled Gotham Knights after one season (which probably won't come as much of a surprise), but Superman and Lois has been renewed for at least one more run...

By MarkCassidy - Jun 13, 2023 06:06 AM EST
Filed Under: Gotham
Source: THR

In news which shouldn't come as much of a shock to anyone, The CW has cancelled Gotham Knights after just one season.

The DC Comics-based series, which focused on Bruce Wayne's adopted son forging an unlikely alliance with the children of Batman’s enemies when they are all framed for killing the Caped Crusader, was the subject of ridicule since its very first teaser trailer, and premiered to negative reviews (it's sitting at 23% on Rotten Tomatoes) back in March.

The writing was on the wall when James Gunn and Peter Safran took over as co-CEOs of the newly implemented DC Studios, and the trades have now confirmed that Gotham Knights will finish its run with episodes on June 20 and 27.

A little more surprising given the show's hefty price-tag, the much more popular Superman and Lois will return for a fourth season, but it will be for a shorter-than-usual run (10 episodes instead of 13).

Superman and Lois was the second most watched show on The CW in 2022-23, but it's also among the more expensive projects on the network, and with new owners Nexstar attempting to reduce costs to make The CW more profitable, we'd say there's a good chance this fourth season will be its last.

For many, Superman and Lois, which stars Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch in the title roles, is among the best interpretations of these iconic characters we've seen in live-action, and is a cut above anything else The CW has produced.

What do you make of these updates? Were you a fan of Gotham Knights? Drop us a comment down below.

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UniqNo - 6/13/2023, 6:44 AM
Kind of suprised they're giving S&L another season, but i'm sure they're going to promote it heavily as the final season and maybe get some input from Gunn and Safran. I've not watched any of season 3 though, any good?

not surpised by the other cancellation though.
Thing94 - 6/13/2023, 6:47 AM
No more CW DC shows please lol
cyclopsprime - 6/13/2023, 6:57 AM
@Thing94 - the new owners don't want anymore DC shows
Thing94 - 6/13/2023, 8:51 AM
@cyclopsprime - Good!
CyberNigerian - 6/13/2023, 6:53 AM
I'm worried that they are continuing this on a lower budget.

The show looks expensive and with cost cutting efforts I hope the quality of the show would not be a causality.

Fantastic show, by the way. Everyone involved should be proud.
Th3Batman - 6/13/2023, 9:41 AM
@CyberNigerian - "To make the dual deals possible there will be budget cuts that include reducing the number of series regular cast members. Superman & Lois has 12 series regulars, Deadline hears the leads are not expected to be affected but supporting cast members will likely be."

It's not perfect, but I'm still happy this series will have a proper conclusion.
bobevanz - 6/13/2023, 6:55 AM
Gotham Knights was almost as bad as Batwoman... why stop hahaha
TvloverSA - 6/13/2023, 7:23 AM
@bobevanz - batwoman was poorly written this at least was well written for the CW standards. ..all the cast gave it their best ...enjoyed it for as long as it was around
dagenspear - 6/13/2023, 9:35 AM
@TvloverSA - I wouldn't call even by CW standards. Maybe could be worse, but not what I call that good, as far as I've heard.
IcePyke - 6/13/2023, 7:06 AM
LeonNova - 6/13/2023, 7:17 AM
We won, glad they’re getting the chance to give us a Superman vs Luthor story and end the show on their own terms.
DCfan84 - 6/13/2023, 7:30 AM
......Really? Who woulda thunk it?

RockBottom - 6/13/2023, 7:46 AM
I don’t think this should be a shock to anyone. I knew Gotham Knights goose was cooked right down to it’s premise. It stood no chance. So good riddance. If I wanted to see a Bat family show or movie done right, I can only hope James Gunn has something up his sleeve for them in the future.
Deklipz - 6/13/2023, 2:07 PM
@RockBottom - “ I can only hope James Gunn has something up his sleeve for them in the future.”

You mean like the movie that they announced months ago when Gunn and Safran took over?
TempleRod - 6/13/2023, 7:48 AM
Thank god.
These TV shows are sucking all the air out of Gunn's future plans.

Cancel every one of them.
dagenspear - 6/13/2023, 9:34 AM
@TempleRod - Not Superman & Lois. And his plans aren't guaranteed quality.
FireandBlood - 6/13/2023, 8:07 AM
VictorAlonzo - 6/13/2023, 8:14 AM
marvel72 - 6/13/2023, 8:31 AM
slickrickdesigns - 6/13/2023, 8:42 AM

We all knew it
FusionWarrior - 6/13/2023, 8:42 AM
No surprise whatsoever! I watched one episode of Gotham Knights and gave up instantly.
PC04 - 6/13/2023, 8:46 AM
No more cringy DC shows. They have too many good characters yet for some reason keep wasting time with things like GOTHAM KNIGHTS.
TheOtherOn - 6/13/2023, 8:54 AM
This only confirms one thing.

Superman The Movie isn't happening until at least two more years.

dracula - 6/13/2023, 11:26 AM
@TheOtherOn - that was already confirmed

Its release date is 2025
Nolanite - 6/13/2023, 9:14 AM
I've always been confused as to how they allow that trash to play but ended Legends of Tomorrow short and cancelled.
dagenspear - 6/13/2023, 9:33 AM
@Nolanite - That show ran for several seasons. And it wasn't great.
valmic - 6/13/2023, 10:17 AM
Believe it or not, Gotham Knights actually had solid ratings. Superman only getting 10 episodes might be a sign of it being their last season.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 6/13/2023, 10:38 AM
Great news all around.
noahthegrand - 6/13/2023, 11:17 AM
Damn. Despite its many many faults it was very entertaining
dracula - 6/13/2023, 11:24 AM
Best superman adaption since Christopher Reeve

Worst batman related project since early 2000’s Birds Of Prey
DocSpock - 6/13/2023, 11:29 AM

Too bad this trash wasn't cancelled after 1 episode.

It would have saved a lot of viewer nausea.

pestulioO7 - 6/13/2023, 12:29 PM
Baaahahaha! I'm shocked it took this long. Throw it on the CW corpse pile!
Mugens - 6/13/2023, 5:20 PM
Really no surprise. Gotham Knights started out with a bad premise and that turned most people off before anyone ever watched it. The first episode did it no favors although I will admit the last 5 to 10 minutes of it showed a bit of potential. To me the show actually did improve over the span of episodes, but never enough to rein in enough viewers to justify a renewal.
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