Long Running Male Centric Shows Make Way For Women Power On The CW
It’s an end of an era on The CW. Supernatural will wrap up with its Season 15, while Arrow will also call it quits with its next season. For years and years, the teen-centric network has seen several shows being led predominantly by men. Whether it be superheroes, vampires, zombies, or even basketball players, the network didn’t dare but defy much with its exclusive undertones. Now; however, The CW is all geared up to multiply the proportions it allows for female representation. The network will soon bloat its upcoming programming line-up with numerous women-centric presentations, including the Roby Rose starrer Batwoman, Katy Keene, and Nancy Drew.
Adios Supernatural, Arrow and Patriarchy
The future is female for The CW; the network’s new shows will do a lot of work to help it reimagine its scope and premise. Supernatural had landed a series order on The CW back in 2006. And for all its seasons beyond its freshman run, it has had its male leads, Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, and Misha Collins propel its narrative. Arrow, on the other hand, debuted on the channel back in 2012. The DC comics adaptation featured Stephen Amell as its titular character, Oliver Queen. The show’s critical reception and viewership records were generally favorable, motivating the network to allow the show to produce multiple male-dominant spin-offs including The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow.
Fall 2019 will channel a breath of fresh air into the network in terms of content. To start off, Ruby Rose will go undercover to bring Batwoman on the small screen. Assuming her cousin Bruce Wayne’s mantle, Kate Kane will head to Gotham City to save the day. The first trailer for the show is already out, where the Orange is The New Black alum is unapologetically badass as a dark belligerent.
Nancy Drew will present yet another gothic mystery on The CW, except for the fact that a brilliant Kennedy McMann will lead the series as its uncompromising heroine. Much like the adventure-book series, the show will also predominantly revolve around a puzzling murder. Although, this time around, Nancy Drew will have eerily spooky, supernatural shades.
CW’s upcoming musical dramedy is a part of its midseason programming line-up. Starring Lucy Hale as its titular fashionista, Katy Keene will harbor the flair of both, Riverdale and Gossip Girl. The story will follow the lives of Keene and her friends, and of course their unsparing ambitions which they shall achieve with an unsparing flair in New York.