That was quick, as following the cancellation of Batwoman, now DC’s Legends of Tomorrow has also been canceled at The CW.
Co-showrunner and executive producer of Legends of Tomorrow Keto Shimizu confirmed the news on Twitter.
“Well, folks. It’s been an incredible run. However, The CW has let us know that there will be no Season 8 of Legends Of Tomorrow,” tweeted Shimizu Friday evening. “We are heartbroken, but also immensely grateful for the amazing work our cast, crew, and writers have contributed to the little show that could.”
Shimizu added, “Thank you to our fans; your love and passion for our strange band of misfits has made every break, every script, every daily, every cut, and every mix worth all the hard work. We see you, we love you, and you’ll always have a place on the Waverider.”
Thank you to our fans; your love and passion for our strange band of misfits has made every break, every script, every daily, every cut, and every mix worth all the hard work. We see you, we love you, and you’ll always have a place on the Waverider. ❤️
— Keto Shimizu (@ketomizu) April 30, 2022
Batwoman, Legends of Tomorrow won’t be missed
Both Batwoman and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow attempted to stir up support for renewals with social media campaigns, but just like the number of viewers that watch the shows, it wasn’t enough.
DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow debuted back in 2016 and averaged a solid 3.16 million viewers an episode, but then the show eventually took a turn for the worse as the show became a goofy parodic version of itself which saw viewers leave in droves as Season 7 averaged 500k or fewer viewers an episode, with its recent Season 7 final episode only having 460k viewers tuning in.
The CW did renew both The Flash and Superman & Lois for new seasons, and I don’t think anything has been said about Naomi Season 2 as of yet, but its viewership has seen a near 50% decline and is as bad as Batwoman and Legends, so it seems likely to be getting the ax as well.
Worth a mention is that the cancellation follows the Discovery take over of Warner Bros. where it has been learned The CW network has never made any money, so maybe it’s time DC learns to give fans what they want and stop with all the woke virtue signaling that no one wants to watch or gives a dang about. Lesson learned?