Hartley Sawyer

Hartley Sawyer, an actor who has played Ralph Dibny, aka Elongated Man, on The Flash since season 4, has been fired from The CW series. The actor was let go after old offensive tweets came to light featuring language deemed racist and misogynistic. Sawyer posted the tweets before he was hired on The Flash, and his Twitter account has since been deleted, but screenshots have been heavily circulating online in the last few weeks.

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Batwoman Recasting

Ruby Rose stunned Batwoman fans recently with the announcement that she would not be returning to the titular role of the DC Comics superhero when the show returned for a second season on The CW. Since then, we’ve learned that Batwoman will not simply be recasting the role of Kate Kane, the maternal cousin of Bruce Wayne who picks up her own cape and cowl after Batman disappears. Instead, Batwoman will bring in a new character to pick up the mantle, and showrunner Caroline Dries explained why. Read More »

batwoman new character

A brand new character will be donning the cape and cowl for season 2 of Batwoman. Following the surprise departure of Ruby Rose from the CW superhero show, the network announced that it will be recasting the lead role. But Batwoman has opted to not recast a new actor in the role of Rose’s Kate Kane, instead creating a new character altogether.

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And then there was one! The Flash, Batwoman, and Supergirl have all wrapped up their seasons this week to varying degrees of success. If this is your first time tuning in, all three shows had their production cut short by COVID-19. Black Lightning wrapped up weeks ago, and Legends of Tomorrow has a shorter season. Meaning DCTV’s “stepchildren” both got a chance to finish their seasons while the remaining big three ended before they could even reach what had been intended as their penultimate episodes. It’s unprecedented times all around, but let’s take a look at what happened as the seasons closed. 

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Ruby Rose Leaving Batwoman

Update: We have updated this post with additional details about Ruby Rose’s departure from the series.

Today is ending with some shocking news for superhero fans: the DC Comics series Batwoman is losing its lead actress, Ruby Rose. The CW series just wrapped up its first season last weekend, but today, an official statement from the actress herself confirms that she’s departing the series, leaving producers to recast the role for the second season that has already been ordered. Read More »

Superman and Batwoman Crossover

The CW has plans to welcome the upcoming DC Comics series Superman & Lois into the Arrowverse in a big way. After giving the show a full series order recently, it has been confirmed that Superman & Lois will have a crossover event with the Batwoman series, which will be wrapping up its first season this weekend and has been given a second season order. However, unlike the previous Arrowverse crossover events that have aired over the past six years, this one won’t be arriving in December.

Along with news of the Superman and Batwoman crossover, The CW has confirmed that in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic shutting down a majority of television productions, they will be shifting their fall schedule to the beginning of next year, which means new and returning shows will not start airing until January 2021. Find out more below. Read More »

swamp thing on the cw

DC Universe’s Swamp Thing series died before it really had a chance to live. There were rumblings of behind-the-scenes issues before the premiere, and the series was ultimately canceled after only the first episode aired. While DC Universe streamed the rest of the canceled first season, it was clear that the streaming service had no interest in a second season. But Swamp Thing is going to live again – on The CW. Since so many new shows are on hiatus from production at the moment, the network is bringing in the first season of Swamp Thing to fill the void. But that doesn’t mean you should get your hopes up for a second season.

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(Welcome to The Clock Tower, where we’ll break down the goings on of the The CW network’s Arrowverse. We’ll touch on things like themes, cultural impact, lead-ins to major events, ships, and more every week! Warning: this Clock Tower is filled with spoilers. Proceed at your own risk.)

And we’re back! As of right now, it looks like the Arrowverse won’t be filming anything else for the regular season, meaning that each series will just have to end when they run out of footage. There hasn’t been official confirmation, as we’re still not quite sure how this whole pandemic situation is going to shake out. But, for now, all of our heroes are back from hiatus and ready to kick some bad guy butts! 

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Supergirl Season 5 Trailer

(Welcome to The Clock Tower, where we’ll break down the goings on of the The CW network’s Arrowverse. We’ll touch on things like themes, cultural impact, lead-ins to major events, ships, and more every week! Warning: this Clock Tower is filled with spoilers. Proceed at your own risk.)

Listen. I know I said I’d see you next week and then I didn’t! We can talk about the Alfred “I failed you” gif, or we can just acknowledge that we’re moving to bi-weekly for a little bit while the Arrowverse and television as a whole finds its footing amidst this whole pandemic situation. I like the latter better too, so let’s just dive right in.

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Arrowverse Recap For April 2 2020

(Welcome to The Clock Tower, where we’ll break down the goings on of the The CW network’s Arrowverse. We’ll touch on things like themes, cultural impact, lead-ins to major events, ships, and more every week! Warning: this Clock Tower is filled with spoilers. Proceed at your own risk.)

It always feels like the Arrowverse goes on hiatus right when we need it most. That’s not a shot at the shows – in fact, it’s quite the opposite. Because of how they tackle current events, it’s always weird to go a week without them when the world’s falling apart. All the same, the world spins on. Thankfully, we have plenty of stuff to dive into while our heroes are away.

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