Arrowverse: Supergirl and Batwoman will not be airing new episodes

It seems like all the Arrowverse shows are on indefinite hiatus, as new episodes of Supergirl and Batwoman have been delayed.

We will have to wait to find out what Leviathan’s plans are on Supergirl and whether Alice will ever be redeemed on Batwoman. The CW’s latest schedule reveals that re-runs of older episodes will be airing during their regular time slots on Sunday, March 29.

ComicBook.com has shared that viewers tuning in will catch Batwoman episode ‘A Mad Tea Party’ and the Supergirl episode ‘Back From the Future, Part Two’ this week instead of the originally planned new episodes. Additionally, all of April will be dedicated to re-runs of the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover.

This change was expected as The CW has already pulled new episodes for several other shows on its roster, including this week’s The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. The delays have been caused due to production shutting down in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. It is unclear when the Arrowverse shows will return with new episodes.

When we left Ruby Rose’s Kate Kane, she and her father Jacob (Dougray Scott) had teamed up to lock Alice (Rachel Skarsten), Kate’s nemesis and twin sister, in Arkham. The personal upheavals that Kate has gone through ever since Alice arrived in Gotham have been a highlight of the show.

Meanwhile, on Supergirl, the Girl of Steel (Melissa Benoist) and her Superfriends have been adamant that Lex Luthor (Jon Cryer) is planning to use Obsidian VR tech for his own nefarious purposes. They have no idea that a far greater threat looms in the shadows as Leviathan has started trapping people in the VR world.

The plot-heavy storylines in season 5 have been an exciting homage to Supergirl’s comic book roots, though the showrunners continue to add the emotional and political struggles that have always made this show bolder than the other Arrowverse series.

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While the future is uncertain for the Arrowverse, we can all hope that the cast and crew will be able to safely return and complete the seasons eventually.

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