For anyone wondering about the new Canadian network for Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow, the announcement is in — they’ll be heading to Space. The network confirmed the news earlier this week, and this is important for a couple of different reasons.
For starters, we’re talking here about consistency. One of the tougher things about these shows airing on CTV/CTV Two over the years is that they’ve been regulated at times to different nights and times than the US counterparts, which means that there’s less opportunities to tweet along with fans in America. Hopefully, that will change with the move and everyone can be on the same page. Also, this should help to limit piracy in the event one country gets the shows before the other. (Why move the shows if you weren’t going to follow the US schedule?)
Granted, the entire Arrowverse still isn’t airing on a single network north of the border, but still, a little bit of consistency is nice! We’re also glad that the shows continue to be available on TV at all, given that there are some shows on The CW that need a streaming service in order to access north of the border. (Personally, we’re also glad that these shows are on Space since they have a pretty good history of promoting the series — see Doctor Who or Wynonna Earp.)
Both Legends of Tomorrow and Arrow are premiering on The CW this fall, and we’re going to be around for more scoop throughout the summer. The two shows already have their writers rooms open — there’s actually a really funny exchange between the two of them on social media, so we strongly recommend that you check that out if you haven’t already.
In general, both shows have a ton of potential based on where their most-recent seasons ended — they each ended in an interesting way, and we know for Legends of Tomorrow in particular there’s some exciting stuff coming courtesy of getting a chance to see Matt Ryan around as a series regular. Who doesn’t want to get more Constantine as a part of this franchise? Beyond that, the storyline over there seems like a demented Once Upon a Time. The future of Arrow is a little more unclear, but there’s still potential for a Ricardo Diaz return. (Alas, the same cannot be said for Quentin Lance.)
Of course, we’ll have some more news over time, but share your thoughts in the comments and like CarterMatt on Facebook for some other updates regarding these series. (Photo: The CW.)