Lisseth Chavez Joins DC’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW For Season 6

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The cast around the misfits known as DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW is steadily growing as it has now added former CHICAGO P.D. star, Lisseth Chavez as Esperanze “Spooner” Cruz heading into the show’s sixth season.  

Cruz who is described as tough and self-sufficient,lives off the grid, devising ingenious tech for the detection of — and defense against — space aliens. And while some might call her paranoid, she calls it being prepared. A survivor of a childhood alien encounter, Spooner now believes she has the ability to communicate telepathically with aliens — making her the perfect recruit for Waverider captains Sara Lance (Caity Lotz), Ava Sharpe (Jes Macallan) and the Legends who, in season six, will be hunting down extraterrestrials who have been displaced throughout history. If you recall in the season finale Sara is abducted by aliens.

Executive producer Grainne Godfrey goes on to describe Chavez’ Cruz by saying that “She is a young Latinx woman from Texas, who was kidnapped by aliens and has a third for vengeance. She’s not going to be the loveable losers that we normally have, she’s going to be pretty tough and gives it to the other Legends and they’re going to have to react to her and I think it’s going to throw them off their feet a little bit.”

The LEGENDS will return for a sixth season in 2021.

Javicia Leslie Is Set To Take Over The Cape And Cowl In BATWOMAN

The actress will assume the lead on The CW series following Ruby Rose's departure.

After months of speculation as to who would be replacing Kate Kane as the protector of Gotham after Ruby Rose exited BATWOMAN, we now know who will take up the mantle as Ryan Wilder the new character set to be the city’s hero.

Javicia Leslie (GOD FRIENDED ME) will take over the title role in The CW series’ second season. With her cast she is becoming the first Black actress to play Batwoman in a live-action TV or film production.

“I am extremely proud to be the first Black actress to play the iconic role of Batwoman on television, and as a bisexual woman, I am honored to join this groundbreaking show which has been such a trailblazer for the LGBTQ+ community,” said Leslie.

The new character of Ryan Wilder, which was created by showrunner Caroline Dries and executive producer Greg Berlanti is described as “likable, messy, a little goofy and untamed. She’s also nothing like Kate Kane, the woman who wore the Batsuit before her. With no one in her life to keep her on track, Ryan spent years as a drug-runner, dodging the GCPD and masking her pain with bad habits. Today Ryan lives in her van with her plant. A girl who would steal milk for an alley cat and could also kill you with her bare hands, Ryan is the most dangerous type of fighter: highly skilled and wildly undisciplined. An out lesbian. Athletic. Raw. Passionate. Fallible. And very much not your stereotypical All-American hero.”

This is exciting but also adds an extra layer of interest with the Superman and Batwoman crossover set to happen in the near future.

STARGIRL Renewed For Second Season, Will Move From DC Universe To Become Original CW Show

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STARGIRL will continue to battle the Injustice Society as well as any other threat that may come to the town of Blue Valley in her second season. The DC Comics superhero show has been renewed for a sophomore season by the CW. Along with its renewal it will fully migrate over to the network as a CW original show and will leave its current mainstay home on the DC Universe.

STARGIRL was initially a DC Universe original where the first season of the series was commissioned by the digital subscription service. The CW however last fall acquired an exclusive linear window as well as play on the network’s non-linear platforms following its debut on DC Universe.  Episodes of STARGIRL currently air the next day on the CW a day after it airs on the DC Universe.

No longer will episodes be available on the DC Universe streaming platform going forward. This is seemingly the new direction the platform is taking.  The DC Universe has been focusing on its core business of DC comic book and news content for fans. DC Universe has one exclusive original series, TITANS. DOOM PATROL which recently entered its second season is now shared with HBO Max.

RIVERDALE Star Eyed To Become New Protector Of Gotham

The drama surrounding the CW’s BATWOMAN has been just as much as what’s in the show itself. From Ruby Rose’s departure as the lead character, to her reasoning being revealed, to news that now the show will replace Rose’s Kate Kane altogether with a new character as opposed to recasting, this story has been one worth following.

There is now another chapter to this tale thanks to The Cinema Spot. It is being reported that RIVERDALE star, Vanessa Morgan is being eyed to take up the mantle of the new Ryan Wilder character. Initially after the announcement to replace Rose was made, many fans began to push back especially on social media stating that they would not be watching the sophomore season.

It is worth noting that Morgan is the only black lead on RIVERDALE and she recently called out the CW for its sidelining of black leads:

Tired of how Black people are portrayed in Media, tired of us being portrayed as thugs, dangerous or angry scary people. Tired of us also being used as sidekick non-dimensional characters to our white leads. Or only used in the ads for diversity but not actually in the show.

RIVERDALE creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa replied with the following:

We hear Vanessa. We love Vanessa. She’s right. We’re sorry and we make the same promise that we did to her. We will do better to honor her and the character she plays. As well as all of our actors and characters of color. CHANGE is happening and will continue to happen. Riverdale will get bigger, not smaller. Riverdale will be part of the movement, not outside it.

It was previously announced that, spoiler alert, Riverdale is set to do a time jump heading into Season 5. Therefore, it is likely that if Morgan gets the role of Ryan Wilder, her Riverdale character Toni Topaz will not be returning after the time jump.

Also it is being report that along with her audition, Vanessa Morgan will also be doing a screen test. This screen test will presumably be done with other members of the main cast.

Now just because she is screen testing it does not mean she is a lock and other actresses cannot audition for the role. The CW is looking for an actress who is younger than 30 years old, and “gets” Berlanti Productions and its culture.

Updates Are Coming On The Possible Reason For Ruby Rose’s Exit From BATWOMAN

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Yesterday, many were shocked when they learned that Ruby Rose would be exiting the CW’s BATWOMAN Of course there is speculation as to why it happened now thanks to a new report from TV Line it can be assumed that the parting was a mutual agreement.

It seems that Rose never got used to the long hours required to be the lead of a television show as well she did not really like well lets say never got adjusted to life in Vancouver where the show is primarily filmed.

According to TV Line’s source, “It wasn’t 100-percent her decision,” The source goes on further to say “It was a breakup. She wasn’t happy working on the show, and did that make her fun to work with? No. So everyone decided it would be in the best interests of the show, and for all concerned, if they parted ways. It just wasn’t a good fit.

Either way we may not know the full story until Ruby Rose gives her statement on this matter. But we do know that she will no longer be in the cape and cowl and come next season there will be a new Kate Kane.

The Worlds Finest Are Coming Together In A 2021 CW Crossover

Many of us kind of expected this would happen since the first time we saw Kate Kane (Ruby Rose)and Kara Zor El (Melissa Benoist) team up and fight together in the ELSEWORLDS crossover. But it seems as if the CW is putting a bit of a twist to our vision of a WORLDS COLLIDE.

The CW Chairman and CEO Mark Pedowitz revealed that the network planning a two-hour event pairing Superman and Batwoman will be coming together in a crossover event. Unfortunately given the events of COVID-19 we will not be getting it in December as we are used to see the crossovers happen. That more than likely it will happen either the first or second quarter of 2021.

“We’re still working on it. It will be a smaller event than usual, we’re only planning a two-hour event. We are talking about doing Superman and Batwoman together. There’s a lot of characters coming from our other shows,” Pedowitz said.

It was also recently announced that the newest CW superhero show SUPERMAN & LOIS will be going straight to series. So it seems as if this crossover may serve as the backdoor pilot for the series. Also it is worth noting that BATWOMAN has been renewed for a second season.

 

SUPERMAN AND LOIS Add Inde Navarette To The Cast

 

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The CW is still stacking their roster for their upcoming SUPERMAN& LOIS series. Inde Navarrette has been added as a series regular opposite Erik Valdez and Emmanuelle Chriqui in the new superhero drama about the iconic DC couple, played by Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch. Navarrette will play Sarah Cushing in the series.

SUPERMAN & LOIS will revolve around the world’s most famous superhero and comic books’ most famous journalist, as they deal with all the stress, pressures and complexities that come with being working parents of twin boys in today’s society.

Navarrette’s Sarah Cushing, the daughter of Kyle (Valdez) and Lana (Chriqui), is a whip smart, super cool wild child with some demons in her past who becomes friends with the Kent boys, Jonathan and Jordan.

Series regular cast also includes Vampire Diaries alum Wolé Parks as The Stranger.

Superman & Lois Casts Vampire Diaries Alum Wole Parks as The Stranger

SWAMP THING May Have New Life On The CW

The younger-focused broadcaster has also acquired two more shows from the U.K. and Canada.

One part of this headline is a big “DUH” but the shock is the second half that many people were hoping would happen.

SWAMP THING after being officially cancelled by the DC Universe has now been acquired by the CW. CW just fresh off of adding the first two seasons of CBS All Access anthology Tell Me a Story, has licensed DC Universe’s Swamp ThingNo one knows yet when exactly the series will make its official debut on the network or if it just goes to the CW Seed app. There is now also the possibility of a resurgence on the show on the HBO MAX streaming platform.

SWAMP THING starred Crystal Reed as Dr. Abby Arcane and Derek Mears as the elemental and Andy Bean as the human version of Dr. Alec Holland.

For those who are wondering what caused the cancellation of SWAMP THING much of it was because of budget and tax breaks which were taken away in as well as the studio’s decision to bypass paying millions to store the show’s physical sets in North Carolina.

What would like to see happen with the series? Do you just want the initial episodes or pick up and keep the series going?

The CW Is Moving Some Of Its Upcoming Debut Dates Around

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As the world currently deals with the global coronavirus pandemic and many television productions shutdown along with new episodes put on hiatus. The CW is doing some moving around and shuffling of its upcoming debut slots to fill up the spring time holes in programming.

STARGIRL which was coming to both the DC Universe streaming app as well as the CW is moving back to May 19 instead of its originally planned May 12 air date. A new episode of DC’s “Legends of Tomorrow” will air at 9 p.m. after the premiere of “Stargirl.”

STARGIRL will take over THE FLASH Tuesday time slot until production resumes later in the year. However the show about the fastest man on the planet will finish airing the episodes that were completed before the shutdown. In turn, “Legacies” will go on hiatus after Thursday’s episode, which was the last to finish filming before the shutdown, until production resumes later in the year.

STARGIRL stars Brec Bassinger, Luke Wilson and Amy Smart. It follows high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore as she inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past.

Season 2 of IN THE DARK is described as following Murphy (Perry Mattfeld), a messy twenty-something who struggles on a daily basis to balance her random hookups, her hangovers, and her drug front — all while being blind.

The CW Renews Its Arrowverse Shows Along With Others

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News was just released the CW has gone forward with early renewal to its current scripted shows. This includes the Arrowverse which will continue even though its flagship show ARROW ends this season.

The CW has renewed BLACK LIGHTNING (season 4), THE FLASH (season 7), DC’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (season 6), SUPERGIRL (season 6) and its freshmen show BATWOMAN has been renewed for its sophomore season.

Other shows that were also renewed through the network were ALL AMERICAN, DYNASTY, IN THE DARK, LEGACIES, ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO, CHARMED and RIVERDALE.