We have some very exciting news to report today as The CW has added two new shows to their lineup that are sure to be big hits with fans. First the Arrowverse is getting the new DC series, ‘Gotham Knight’s‘, while fans of Supernatural will be getting a new prequel series called, ‘The Winchesters‘. Check out all the details on this below and let us know if you will be watching!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The CW ordered only three pilots in this development cycle — but all three of them are going to series.
The broadcast network has ordered Gotham Knights, Walker: Independence and The Winchesters for the 2022-23 season. Gotham Knights is a DC Comics series centered on the offspring of Bruce Wayne and several of the city’s notorious villains. Independence is a Walker prequel set in the late 1800s, and The Winchesters is a Supernatural prequel centered on John and Mary, the parents of the original series’ main characters, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles).
The series orders come as The CW is in a transition phase: Its current parent companies, Warner Bros. Discovery and Paramount Global, are looking to sell the network, with local TV giant Nexstar seen as a leading contender. With a potential sale looming, the Mark Pedowitz-led network has thus far renewed fewer veteran series ahead of next week’s upfronts and made fewer pilots than usual (the network has typically ordered five or six in recent seasons).
The Winchesters will detail the love story between John (Drake Rodger) and Mary (Meg Donnelly), and how they put everything on the line to save their love and the world. Ackles will narrate the series as Dean Winchester and executive produces with Supernatural veteran Robbie Thompson, who wrote the pilot, and Danneel Ackles. Glen Winter directed and executive produced the pilot. Warner Bros. TV, CBS Studios and the Ackles’ Chaos Machine Productions are producing.
Gotham Knights comes from Batwoman writers Chad Fiveash, James Stoteraux and Natalie Abrams — though it’s not a spinoff of the canceled series (nor is it related to an upcoming Warner Bros. Games release of the same name). It stars Oscar Morgan as Bruce Wayne’s adopted son, who is framed for the Caped Crusader’s killing along with the children of several Gotham City villains.