Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends Of Tomorrow, Black Lightning and Batwoman are in a very good position following the first three parts of the "Crisis on Infinite Earths" Arrowverse crossover, says Sam Barsanti. "The Arrowverse, for as much fun as it produces for The CW ever week, has grown into a bit of a mess," he says. "That can happen to any single genre show that’s been on the air for years, but the Arrowverse consists of five genre shows (plus Arrowverse-adjacent Black Lightning, which mingled with its network companions for the first time via Crisis), each with their own mythology. Plus, a lot of those shows sometimes dip into traditional CW-style soapy drama, so there are complicated relationships to deal with on top of the superhero action." Barsanti: "The CW has the opportunity to reshape its universe" following the shakeup that makes the Arrowverse make more sense. "It didn’t last forever," he says, "but there’s no reason The CW can’t follow the same path and come out on the other side of its Crisis with all of these shows sharing a single Earth in a single universe."
TOPICS: Crisis on Infinite Earths, The CW, Arrow, Batwoman, Black Lightning, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl