Comic-Con may be over, but the new season of superhero TV is about to begin. At the annual nerd extravaganza in San Diego this past weekend, The CW unveiled trailers for all five (5!) of its DC TV shows. And while details regarding the upcoming crossover with Batwoman are still mum, all the new trailers reveal one or two big things coming to the Arrowverse.
Since Sunday, all the new season trailers for Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and Black Lightning premiered online. While some trailers, like Supergirl and Black Lightning, mostly recycled scenes from their last seasons — effectively acting as a “recap” trailer — the other shows like Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow debuted a ton of new footage.
On Arrow, the series that started the entire “Arrowverse,” Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) is in prison after publicly confessing to being the Green Arrow. After years being “imprisoned” on Lian Yu, Oliver is now subject to a literal prison, in which he’s surrounded by old enemies.
On The Flash, the first spin-off to the Arrowverse, Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Iris west (Candace Patton) must deal with their daughter Nora, from the future, who also operates as the superhero speedster XS.
For those who didn’t spend their weekend glued to social media to keep up with Comic-Con, here are all the Arrowverse trailers you missed.
Arrow Season 7: Green Arrow Goes the Green Mile
Season 6 of Arrow ended in defeat for the Emerald Archer. After publicly confessing to being the Green Arrow and losing Ricardo Diaz from his grasp, Oliver Queen is now jailed and surrounded by former enemies, including Derek Sampson (Amell’s Bullet Club mate, Cody Rhodes) and Bronze Tiger (Michael Jai White). Meanwhile, a new copycat vigilante takes up Oliver’s crusade, forcing the rest of Team Arrow to investigate.
Not for nothing, but it could be Oliver’s old friend Roy Harper, as Colton Haynes is set to return as a series regular in Season 7.
**Arrow Season 7 premieres October 15.
The Flash Season 5: Barry’s Ring, and Return of Zoom?
After her string of cameos throughout Season 4, Jessica Parker Kennedy joins The Flash as a series regular as Nora Allen, the future daughter of Barry Allen and Iris West. Unfortunately, Nora is keeping a secret from the rest of S.T.A.R. Labs, which threatens the very existence of the timeline. Luckily, Nora’s brought a gift: Barry’s Flash ring, an iconic piece of jewelry from the comic books that makes its long-awaited debut on TV.
Meanwhile, the final moments of the teaser hint at a new, dark villain whose burnt, black lightning bolt chest insignia looks mighty familiar. Are we looking at the return of Zoom?
The Flash Season 5 premieres October 9.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Season 4: Constantine Brings the Magic
After “four years of the same old crap” and fighting Damien Darhk last season, but the upcoming Season 4 will put the ragtag crew of the Waverider even deeper into the unknown. Luckily, their newest recruit — Matt Ryan’s John Constantine — will help pick up the supernatural slack.
Following the Season 3 cliffhanger in which demons began creeping through into our dimension, John Constantine must join the Legends as the team seeks to stop the ominous “darkness” from “rising.” If that sounds at all familiar, then you were probably a fan of Constantine’s series from 2014, in which Constantine tried to put a stop to the “Rising Darkness” before NBC pulled the plug. Now, it seems Constantine’s fight will continue on The CW.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow premieres October 22.
Supergirl Season 4: Is Lena Luthor Suiting Up?
A new villain is coming to National City, and he wants to make it great again. An anti-alien terrorist named Agent Liberty (Sam Witwer) narrates the ominous Season 4 trailer, which is mostly made up of recycled scenes from Season 3. That is, until the end of the trailer, where an armored-up female Kryptonian figure walks towards the screen.
You’d be forgiven if you think that’s Supergirl herself (Melissa Benoist), since it’s her voice that can be heard. But is Supergirl pulling a fast one? What if the “Armored” Supergirl is actually Lena Luthor?
In the recent Rebirth reboot of Action Comics, Luthor donned a similar-looking “Superman” suit. Is this Supergirl adapting that story in Season 4?
Supergirl Season 4 premieres October 14.
Black Lightning Season 2: Shocking the Universe
Though mostly a recap of Season 1, the Comic-Con trailer for Black Lightning sums up in five minutes the entire freshman season of one of the most exciting new superhero shows out today. If you’re sleeping on Black Lightning, wake up. The entire show is streaming now on Netflix.
Black Lightning premieres October 9.