CW Boss Explains Arrow Spinoff Cancellation, Swamp Thing Future, and More!

It’s been nearly per week since followers all over the world set free a collective canary cry when The CW nixed plans for Green Arrow and the Canaries.

Now, the chief of the community is explaining the choice.

Mark Pedowitz chatted with The Hollywood Reporter, and admitted that the large subject plaguing the spinoff was the timing of all of it.

“We could not fairly work out a model much like Stargirl and could not fairly get there. We have been hoping to have it begin at HBO Max and take a second run on The CW, however we could not work out easy methods to do it and could not make all of it work,” he shared.

Stargirl first began its life as a DC Universe unique sequence, earlier than airing on The CW the subsequent day, a model that helped the sequence breakout and grew to become a strong performer for The CW.

There have been rumblings that Green Arrow and the Canaries may wind up on HBO Max, however Pedowitz has now revealed that sending it to HBO Max was an choice.

It’s unlucky {that a} deal couldn’t be struck as a result of the pilot was properly obtained by the Arrow fanbase and drew respectable scores, proving that there was a need to make the show work.

The cast would have included Arrow vets Katherine McNamara, Katie Cassidy, and Juliana Harkavy, taking their characters to the 2040 timeline first launched within the mum or dad sequence.

In the backdoor pilot, Laurel Lance (Cassidy) arrived within the 12 months 2040 to recruit fellow Canary Dinah Drake (Harkavy) and new Green Arrow Mia Smoak (McNamara) to struggle a brand new menace.

Secretly, nevertheless, Laurel was additionally making an attempt to cease Mia from bringing town to its knees, which was foretold.

It’s unclear whether or not the undertaking may materialize down the road, but it surely’s deceased at this second in time.

Pedowitz additionally touched upon one other massive spinoff within the works on the community. Yep, we’re speaking about The 100.

The sequence has not been picked up or scrapped, and he cautioned that ought to it go to sequence, it will not air till at the least Summer 2022.

“I’d prefer to see it occur. I’m snug with the place the prequel spinoff episode we did this previous season. It’s not a pilot; the earliest that might occur can be in all probability summer season 2022, if that occurs. We might find yourself deciding that we won’t put the items collectively and it will not occur,” he instructed the outlet.

The community additionally aired fellow DC Universe sequence, Swamp Thing, earlier this season. The sequence, which was scrapped by DC Universe, is unlikely to return to The CW, Pedowitz admitted to Deadline.

He didn’t rule out a unique tackle the sequence coming to life, however the unique iteration will in all probability not be again.

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.



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