Posted July 22, 2018 by Yuri Mangahas in Movies/TV

The CW Goes All Blazing With New DCTV Trailers, Teases Crossover

There is no stopping The CW with their slew of DCTV properties. With Black Lightning proving itself as a household success and with their current shows maintaining the momentum, it’s not a far cry to see all of them getting the renewal light for a new season.

With that being said, Warner Bros Television took it to SDCC to unload trailers for all of their DCTV shows.

Let us roll things first with Arrow Season 7.  In the shocking season six finale of Arrow, Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) not only reveals himself to Star City as The Green Arrow, but he’s also arrested and sent to prison. Now that Oliver’s behind bars, he will come face to face with many of his former enemies, including Ben Turner/Bronze Tiger (Michael Jai White), Derek Sampson (Cody Runnels) and Danny “Brick” Brickwell (Vinnie Jones). With all three held in Slabside, Oliver will be forced to confront these and other villains he locked up while wearing the hood.

Meanwhile, the odds are shaping up quite differently for The Flash. After outthinking The Thinker, you’d hope that Barry Allen aka The Flash (Grant Gustin) might have some down time to contemplate his future with his new wife, Iris (Candice Patton). But with their speedster daughter from the future, Nora (new series regular Jessica Parker Kennedy), already grown and a part of their lives, they’ve now got to face Central City’s newest menace — the DC Super-Villain Cicada.

After defeating the Legion of Doom, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow face a new existential threat created by their actions at the end of last season. By revisiting a moment in time they’d already participated in, they’ve essentially fractured the timeline and created anachronisms all across time! Our team must find a way to return all the anachronisms to their original timelines before the time stream falls apart. But before our Legends can jump back into action, Rip Hunter and his newly established Time Bureau call their methods into question and disband the team. Challenging the Time Bureau’s authority, they recruit a hacker from the future, Zari Tomaz and continue their time travelling shenanigans, while insisting that however messy their methods may be, some problems are beyond the Bureau’s capabilities. Some problems can only be fixed by Legends.

With the reign of Reign ended in last season’s finale, cast and producers of The CW/Warner Bros. Television’s hit drama Supergirl took the stage at the show’s Comic-Con 2018 panel session to reveal that the DC Super Hero series will welcome three new cast members for the upcoming 2018–19 season — including TV’s first transgender superhero. Transgender activist Nicole Maines (Royal Pains, The Trans List, Becoming Nicole book) will join the show in the series regular role of Nia Nal, aka Dreamer. In addition to Maines, Supergirl fans can look forward to the addition of the following new cast members: series regular April Parker Jones (Jericho, The Last Ship) as Colonel Haley and David Ajala (Dr. Who, Nightflyers, The Dark Knight), who will recur as Manchester Black.

While Black Lightning season one was very much a superhero origin story for both Thunder (Nafessa Williams) and Lightning (China Anne McClain), it was also a pretty intense supervillain origin story for Painkiller (Jordan Calloway) and it looks like The CW plans on bringing a lot more pain to all three of our heroes in the coming second season.

During the series’ SDCC panel, the network announced that Jordan Calloway had been upped to series regular for season two. Additionally, when the show returns this fall, he’ll have fully adopted his Painkiller moniker, which won’t be good news for anyone in Freeland.

Lastly, The CW and WBTV released a combined sizzle reel for all five shows, while teasing an imminent crossover between our heroes and Batwoman (view the video at the top for reference).

Truth be told, The CW and WBTV’s DC properties are dashing on a mighty roll, and the Age of Heroes are definitely far from over.

Yuri Mangahas

Yuri is magnanimously juggling between two managerial jobs: A technical manager position for an advertising/copy-writing company, and an associate editorial position for a fashion and lifestyle magazine. Nevertheless, he still finds time taking photos and seeking for geek nirvana.