Arrowverse: Legends of Tomorrow Actors React to Cancellation Prospects

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Some of the Arrowverse shows are currently in a state of limbo as The CW is being put on sale by WarnerMedia and Paramount, thus making things complicated for its slate. While The Flash and Superman & Lois have received early renewals for the 2022-2023 TV season, the same is not true for other shows, such as Batwoman, Stargirl, and DC's Legends of Tomorrow

Given the uncertainty, Batwoman's writers' room recently spearheaded an online campaign for its Season 4 renewal, potentially hinting that the show might be in jeopardy. 

Now, it seems that the future of another Arrowverse series is also in danger as another campaign has emerged on Twitter. 

No More Legends?

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The official Twitter account of Legends of Tomorrow's writers' room launched a new social media campaign to call the attention of The CW to renew the show for Season 8. 

In a tweet from April 8, the account posted a call-to-action to all fans of the show for a week-long campaign on the platform. The writers mentioned that each day would have a "specific theme" to "drum up support and good vibes" for a potential renewal: 

"CALLING ALL LEGENDS FANS!

Next week, all week, we're running a #RenewLegendsofTomorrow Twitter campaign! Each day will have a specific theme/focus, all to drum up support and good vibes for a season 8 renewal. Writers AND actors will be participating in the madness!"

As part of the campaign, several cast members responded to the possibility of the show being canceled.

Caity Lotz, who portrays Sara Lance, shared a series of throwback images from the show's production alongside a tweet saying "#RenewLegendsOfTomorrow" and "#RenewLegends." The Arrowverse actress also unveiled another image of herself and Jes Macallan's Ava's meeting with Barack Obama, saying: 

"Kicking off those memories and favorite scenes…THAT TIME SARA AND AVA MET OBAMA AND HE SAID HOW GREAT LEGENDS WAS AND THAT IT NEEDS A SEASON 8 #RenewLegends #RenewLegendsOfTomorrow"

Matt Letscher, who plays Reverse Flash and served as one of the show's main villains during Season 2, hilariously pointed out the fact that he has already died in the Arrowverse "four times," and is demanding a rematch with the Legends in the potential next season: 

"I’ve died in the #Arrowverse four times now. What’s one more? I DEMAND A REMATCH!!#RenewLegendsOfTomorrow."

Macallan also joined the campaign by retweeting the show's iconic moments and sharing throwback images as well. 

Legends of Yesterday: What Happens Next?

Similar to Batwoman, Legends of Tomorrow Season 7 ended on a cliffhanger, with the team being arrested by the Time Police due to the meddling of Donald Faison's Booster Gold. It would be unfortunate if this was the last time that viewers see the Legends, considering that Booster Gold's inclusion offers a plethora of storytelling possibilities in future seasons. 

Even though Legends is set in the larger Arrowverse, The CW series has slowly detached itself from other shows in the lineup.

For example, whenever there is a massive crossover like Crisis on Infinite Earths, Sara Lance, Ray Palmer, and Mick Rory were the only ones who were featured. The Flash's Armaggedon crossover also didn't feature any current members of the Legends, with it instead spotlighting Batwoman and Supergirl's Alex Danvers. 

While this essentially hints that Legends is slowly becoming a standalone series, this still doesn't discount the fact that the show needs a proper curtain call. 

It is unknown if this latest effort from the writers' team would ultimately lead to a renewal, but the positive reception from fans, the cast, and its crew should serve as an added boost in order to gain the attention of The CW.