DC’s Legends of Tomorrow has been cancelled after seven seasons.
The CW has opted not to continue the long-running series, which kicked off in 2016 as part of the network’s DC-populated Arrowverse. Legends of Tomorrow co-showrunner Keto Shimizu took to Twitter to reveal the news, saying that the team was “heartbroken” at the decision to not renew for an eighth season.
“It’s been an incredible run. However, the CW has let us know that there will be no season 8,” Keto Shimizu tweeted. “We are heartbroken, but also immensely grateful for the amazing work our cast, crew, and writers have contributed to the little show that could.”
Fans of the series will no doubt be upset at the news – particularly since, unlike other shows that The CW has cancelled, Legends of Tomorrow’s last season was left on a cliffhanger. Still, seeing as a number of the characters also pop up in other Arrowverse shows, some character arcs could continue in other avenues.
Series star Caity Lotz, who has been with the series since its first episode, shared her reaction to the news in her Instagram Story videos.
“I’m going to miss it so much. I’m going to miss our amazing cast and crew,” Lotz said. “But at the same time, I recognize how lucky have been to play Sara Lance for this long. Working on Legends has been amazing. It’s been such a journey and I am so endlessly grateful for it, and for you guys. So, thank you. To all the ‘Legends of Tomorrow‘ fans out there, we love you guys so much. And it has been a blast.”
The show’s writers room shared a collective statement through their official Twitter account. “This has been the journey of a lifetime for all of us,” the team posted. “The little show that wasn’t supposed to be, grew into the show that could be anything it wanted… We will desperately miss creating this show, but most of all we will miss getting to make it together and sharing it with you.”
Thank you for being the greatest fans and sticking with us for seven seasons ❤🧡💛💚💙💜🤎
Once a Legend, always a Legend. pic.twitter.com/5D8chctUo6
— Legends of Tomorrow Writers Room (@LoTWritersRoom) April 30, 2022
Produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow cast line-up over the years included Olivia Swann, Lisseth Chavez, Adam Tsekhman, Tala Ashe, Shayan Sobhian, Amy Pemberton, Brandon Routh, Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell and Matt Ryan, among others.
A number CW’s Arrowverse shows have been cancelled. Only two remain: The Flash and Superman & Lois, currently on season 8 and season 2, respectively. CW’s Stargirl has its third season on the way, although it’s not technically an Arrowverse series.