Superman & Lois and Batwoman crossover canned this year due to COVID-19

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You can thank the coronavirus when your favorite CWverse series fail to crossover this season.

When Batwoman season 1 wrapped up, it was looking pretty likely that a crossover with Supergirl was on the way. Now, thanks to the departure of Ruby Rose and ongoing coronavirus protocols, it just isn’t going to be possible.

“We’re not really able to cross over because physically, we can’t cross crews due to the fear of exposure to COVID,” Batwoman showrunner Caroline Dries told TVLine. “So if Supergirl weren’t ending this year, I would say there would be more of a possibility. But I’m afraid that at least this year, we’re not going to be able to tap into that dynamic.”

Javicia Leslie also had hoped for a crossover with Black Lightning, telling TV Line, “I’m so heartbroken about the COVID situation because I know that it’s Black Lightning‘s last season, and I would have loved to do a crossover with them. Nafessa [Williams] and Jordan [Calloway] are really good friends of mine, and it would have been great to play with them and be superheroes all on the same show. That would have been epic.”

TV Line revealed it had also confirmed with The CW that a crossover between Batwoman and the upcoming Superman & Lois has been canceled due to the ongoing pandemic.

The CWverse has become well-known for its crossovers throughout the years, but it looks as though we’re just going to have to take a short break from them. Considering the size of Crisis on Infinite Earths, we can probably go a little bit without one and still be okay.

Batwoman season 2 debuts on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021.