Hollywood is starting, and we do stress starting, to get back on its feet following the widespread shutdown earlier this year. The CW is looking to get The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow and more back in production in the coming weeks. Other Greg Berlanti productions for HBO Max are also set to resume shortly. The CW had been forced to push most of its fall programming to 2021 due to the delay but, after months of uncertainty, things are finally starting to get back on track.
According to a new report, Supergirl season 6, which we recently learned will be the show's last, is set to begin filming next week in Vancouver, Canada. The Flash season 7 is set to follow in the first week of October. DC's Legends of Tomorrow will be next up, with filming scheduled to begin October 5. Elsewhere, on the DC front, Superman & Lois and Titans are looking to pick back up in mid-October, with Stargirl expected to resume at the end of October. Doom Patrol season 3, meanwhile, will start up a bit later, with production expected to begin in January.
But that's not all. Outside of Greg Berlanti's All American will begin production on season 3 in Los Angeles next week. Kung-Fu, which is gearing up to film its first season, is also looking to begin in mid-October. It is noted that all of these dates are tentative and could change, as the situation remains fluid and unpredictable. The primary concern is the health and safety of those on set, which means extra precautions are being taken to mitigate any possible issues. Regardless, risk cannot be brought down to zero and complications could arise.
With that said, this is promising, not just for Greg Berlanti's massive ArrowVerse TV empire, but possibly for the industry as a whole. Studios have been struggling to get many movie and TV shows back up and running again safely. Recently, The CW also resumed both Batwoman and Riverdale, with filming wrapping up on the final season of Supernatural as well. So it can be done. Networks have encountered issues filling spots in their programming schedules given the production delays this year. If filming can continue to normalize, that may become less of an issue heading into 2021.
This will be an important year for The CW's ArrowVerse, or perhaps the CWVerse, as a recent ad suggested the name of the network's DC universe will change. It will be the first year following the conclusion of Arrow, with Supergirl also ending its run. Batwoman is also bringing in a new lead following the departure of Ruby Rose, with Javicia Leslie taking up duties as the protector of Gotham City. As for Titans and Doom Patrol, they are formally migrating to HBO Max after WarnerMedia decided to turn DC Universe into a digital comic book service. All of the shows previously produced for the service are making the move to HBO Max. This news comes us via Deadline.