Superman & Lois Gets 2 Extra Episodes As The CW Renews Batwoman, The Flash & More

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Updated:
Superman, The Flash, Batwoman

The new Arrowverse season is now in full swing, starting off with Javicia Leslie's debut in Batwoman2021 is set to be a big year for The CW's slate of superhero shows due to the arrival of Superman & Lois into the mix.  

Despite that, other fan-favorite series will soon end by the time the year wraps up. Supergirl has been confirmed to end its impressive run after six seasons while Black Lightning will bid its farewell after a short four-season run on the network. Still, there is a lot to look forward to as various storylines get resolved as well as the looming introduction of several characters into the fray. 

Now, a new report has emerged that confirms a piece of good news for Arrowverse fans everywhere. 


Variety shared in a report that The CW has decided to add “two additional episodes” for the debut season of Superman & Lois, bringing the episode count of the show to 15 instead of the originally planned thirteen-episode slate. 

Meanwhile, other Arrowverse shows also received early-season renewals. Batwoman has been renewed for a third season while The Flash will return for Season 8. In addition, DC's Legends of Tomorrow was also renewed for a seventh season.


As it is, this is good news for fans that are keeping up with the Arrowverse. The early-season renewal for the remaining shows of The CW's DC universe is a good sign, considering that a good chunk of them haven't even premiered yet this year. 

The inclusion of two more episodes for Superman & Lois is proof of the network's trust in the show. In a way, this could also mean that the upcoming CW series will be pushed to the forefront even further, considering the popularity of the power couple in the live-action setting. The movie-like quality of the show's first trailer is a clear indication that the Tyler Hoechlin-led series will be a clear standout when it's all is said and done. 

This latest development could also hint at bigger things to come for the Arrowverse in the 2021-2022 season, meaning that another crossover could be in the cards. It was confirmed this year that there will be no crossovers between shows due to the existing COVID-19 protocols, but it could all change if the situation hopefully improves in the latter half of the year. 

After the game-changing ramifications of Crisis on Infinite Earths, it's safe to say that the CW shows are primed for another round of a massive crossover event. The story possibilities are endless, but the mysterious and expanded role of John Diggle could hint at the next story opportunity for the Arrowverse. 

If Diggle ends up playing Green Lantern, there's a strong chance that the next big event will be set in the cosmos, providing a fresh new direction for the franchise. 

All in all, the Arrowverse is here to stay, and it will be interesting to find out how the franchise's next chapter will unfold. 

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Release Date
June 16, 2023
- About The Author: Aeron Mer Eclarinal
Aeron is a news/features writer and Content Lead for The Direct who has been working for the site since March 2020. From writing about the inter-connectivity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to having an extended knowledge about DC TV's Arrowverse, Aeron's expertise has since expanded into the realm of reality TV, K-drama, animated, and live-action shows from Netflix,  Disney+, Prime Video, MGM+, Peacock, Paramount+, and Max. When he isn't writing and watching all things MCU, Aeron is heavily invested with the NBA (go Celtics!) and occasionally watches thrilling matches in the WWE.