Nextar acquired The CW last year and immediately started making changes to the struggling network. The clock was ticking on the Arrowverse, regardless, and with DC Studios plotting an interconnected slate of big and small screen projects, that world's time has reached its end.
Earlier this week, we learned Superman & Lois has been given a reprieve courtesy of a fourth, and likely final, season on The CW before we meet a new Man of Steel in 2025's Superman: Legacy.
Gotham Knights, on the other hand, was cancelled and it's now been confirmed that the Batman series won't head to a new home.
Here's a statement shared by showrunners James Stoteraux and Chad Fiveash:
As you can see, they point out that despite there being a lot of love for the show at the studio, they "[weren't] able to find a new home for it." Putting the cancellation down to "severe belt-tightening," Stoteraux and Fiveash made it clear Gotham Knights has reached its conclusion.
"The two of us feel like we owe it to the fans to be realistic about the chances of the show continuing. At this point it’s virtually impossible. There’s a million mind-numbing production logistics working against us at this point, and resurrecting the show would be extremely cost prohibitive."
Gotham Knights isn't the only noteworthy series scrapped by The CW in recent weeks as Supernatural spin-off The Winchesters has also been cancelled. Unfortunately, that's also failed to secure a second season elsewhere.
The DC TV series has been averaging 719,000 viewers and a 0.1 demo rating. While that's not awful for a series on a network like this one, numbers like that aren't going to blow the minds of network and streaming executives looking to add more content to their platforms.
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