A few short years ago, Arrow was merely but a standalone show on The CW – and superpowers didn’t exist in that universe. Obviously, that changed before long when Barry Allen was introduced in season 2, thereby serving as a springboard to his own hit series, The Flash. And, in the time since, what’s been appropriately dubbed the “Arrowverse” has expanded with the likes of Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl. Well, the latter is technically part of a broader multiverse, but that truly illustrates just how far we’ve come.
Something else about this shared continuity that’s delighted a multitude of viewers is that of the crossovers it’s lent itself to. Each fall, the heroes of the Arrowverse unite to take on a threat too big for any one of them, with each subsequent year’s offering becoming even more grandiose than the one that preceded it. And while the overarching villain for 2017’s mashup remains a mystery at this moment, we do know the next crossover will be contained to two nights but will include all four shows we’ve been discussing.
But before we can get to that point, we have a host of exciting season premieres to digest. Just last night, the network debuted a pretty sweet promo during the broadcast premiere of Vixen featuring footage both new and old (but mostly new) from our favorite superhero shows. While no earth-shattering spoilers are to be found, it’s more than enough to get us geeked for the fall.
The CW kicks off the next season of DC TV beginning on Monday, October 9 with Supergirl. The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow are set to follow on Tuesday, October 10, with Arrow bringing up the rear on Thursday, October 12.