"Batwoman": Channel 4's E4 Secures "Arrowverse" Series UK Broadcast Rights

With the new year underway, The CW's "Arrowverse" is waking from its long winter's nap to the start of some major changes. Only episodes remaining, Arrow is shuffling off the network's programming coil – making The Flash the "elder states-show" of the "Arrowverse". Ruby Rose-starrer Batwoman continues solidifying her role in the changing universe, as well as developing a "World's Finest" relationship with Supergirl and expanding the Batman mythos in CW's DCU. With "Crisis on Infinite Earths" unleashed, expect even more dramatic changes – including the addition of Black Lightning and DC's Legends of Tomorrow as well as new pilots Superman & Lois and Green Arrow and the Canaries.

"Batwoman": Channel 4's E4 Secures "Arrowverse" Series UK Broadcast Rights
Arrow — "Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Four" — Image Number: AR808A_0236r.jpg — Pictured: Ruby Rose as Kate Kane/Batwoman — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

But before a new "Arrowverse" can be born, we need to finish making a few "changes" to the multiverse we kinda-sorta still have – which is exactly what will happen when our heroes look to "Take Back the Worlds" as the mega crossover concludes with a double-header of Arrow and DC's Legends of Tomorrow on Tuesday, January 14.

For our friends in the UK, the adventures of Kate Kane aka Batwoman have been a bit of a mystery since it premiered – due to the lack of broadcast rights. Not the case with Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and DC's Legends of Tomorrow – all available via Comcast-owned digital channel Sky One, which means there's a blank spot in the middle of its "Crisis" broadcasts.

Now thanks to Bleeding Cool's own Rich Johnston and his reporting from Channel 4's 2020 programming breakfast/event, we've learned that Batwoman will air on television channel E4. The Channel 4-owned network is also the broadcast home to American television series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, RuPaul's Drag Race, and more; and UK shows like Skins, Misfits, The Inbetweeners, and more.

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R. Johnston

The CW also released a very Anti-Monitor-focused official poster for the two-part finale – though our biggest takeaway? Stephen Amell's Ollie as… Green Spectre? Following that, The CW is also giving us a look at some paired-up character profile posters for the battle still to come…

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"Arrow" Season 8, Episode 8 "Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Four": OLIVER HAS BECOME SOMETHING ELSE IN PART FOUR OF "CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS." EPISODE PENNED BY MARV WOLFMAN & MARC GUGGENHEIM — Stuck in the Vanishing Point, the Paragons search for a way to escape. The futility of the situation is compounded by The Flash's (guest star Grant Gustin) disappearance. However, hope appears in the form of Oliver (Stephen Amell), who reveals that he has become something else. Meanwhile, the origin stories for The Monitor (guest star LaMonica Garrett) and Anti-Monitor are revealed. Glen Winter directed the episode written by Marv Wolfman & Marc Guggenheim

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Crisis on Infinite Earths — Image Number: CWN2138_Crisis_1080x1350px_WC_GA.jpg — Pictured (L-R) Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/White Canary and Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow — The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Crisis on Infinite Earths — Image Number: CWN2138_Crisis_1080x1350px_BW_SG.jpg — Pictured (L-R) Ruby Rose as Kate Kane/Batwoman and Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl — The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Crisis on Infinite Earths — Image Number: CWN2138_Crisis_1080x1350_FLA_BLK.jpg — Pictured (L-R) Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash and Cress Williams as Jefferson/Black Lightning — The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Here's a look at the preview images from the Arrow chapter of "Crisis":

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Arrow — "Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Four" — Image Number: AR808B_0399r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Osric Chau as Ryan Choi, Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/White Canary, Ruby Rose as Kate Kane/Batwoman, Grant Gustin as The Flash, David Harewood as Hank Henshaw/J'onn J'onzz, Jon Cryer as Lex Luthor and Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
"Batwoman": Channel 4's E4 Secures "Arrowverse" Series UK Broadcast Rights
Arrow — "Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Four" — Image Number: AR808B_0053r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Jon Cryer as Lex Luthor and Osric Chau as Ryan Choi — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Arrow — "Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Four" — Image Number: AR808B_0163r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): David Harewood as Hank Henshaw/J'onn J'onzz and Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Arrow — "Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Four" — Image Number: AR808B_0131r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/White Canary and Ruby Rose as Kate Kane/Batwoman — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Arrow — "Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Four" — Image Number: AR808B_0121r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/White Canary, Ruby Rose as Kate Kane/Batwoman, David Harewood as Hank Henshaw/J'onn J'onzz and Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
"Batwoman": Channel 4's E4 Secures "Arrowverse" Series UK Broadcast Rights
Arrow — "Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Four" — Image Number: AR808B_0033r.jpg — Pictured: Osric Chau as Ryan Choi — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Arrow — "Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Four" — Image Number: AR808A_0236r.jpg — Pictured: Ruby Rose as Kate Kane/Batwoman — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Arrow — "Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Four" — Image Number: AR808A_0180r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): David Harewood as Hank Henshaw/J'onn J'onzz, Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/White Canary and Grant Gustin as The Flash — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Arrow — "Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Four" — Image Number: AR808A_0177r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl, Jon Cryer as Lex Luthor, Osric Chau as Ryan Choi and Ruby Rose as Kate Kane/Batwoman — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Arrow — "Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Four" — Image Number: AR808A_0141r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Osric Chau as Ryan Choi, Ruby Rose as Kate Kane/Batwoman, Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl and David Harewood as Hank Henshaw/J'onn J'onzz — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Arrow — "Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Four" — Image Number: AR808A_0125r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Jon Cryer as Lex Luthor, Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl, Osric Chau as Ryan Choi, Ruby Rose as Kate Kane/Batwoman, Grant Gustin as The Flash, David Harewood as Hank Henshaw/J'onn J'onzz and Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/White Canary — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Arrow — "Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Four" — Image Number: AR808A_0100r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): David Harewood as Hank Henshaw/J'onn J'onzz and Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/White Canary — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Meanwhile… back at the Vanishing Point… our heroes vow not to fail as the battle reaches its final – which is a good thing because otherwise? The CW's going to have a lot of weekly programming slots to fill:

https://youtu.be/Fya4y77c1wI

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought on board as staff in 2017.

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