When will The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl return to UK TV in 2018?
James R | On 17, Oct 2018
Since the end of the summer, comic books fans in the UK have been asking themselves one question: When will DC’s TV shows return to UK TV screens? Well, to be exact, they’ve been asking four questions: When will The Flash Season 5 air in the UK? When will Arrow Season 7 be released? What’s the premiere date for Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 Part 2? And when will Supergirl Season 4 air?
We’ve finally got those answers, as Sky One lines up its shows in a weekly schedule, building up to a DC universe crossover series. The UK broadcasts have always been several weeks after the US transmission, leaving British fans dodging spoilers on the web. But the quartet of DC Comics programmes will at least be airing sequentially on weeknights, which means it’s easy to keep up with your favourite of the DC crew – or binge the whole lot every weekend in one super dose.
What’s happening in each show?
Things get political in Supergirl as Star Trek’s Brent Spiner joins the ensemble as vice president to Lynda Carter.
Following the revelations of Season 6, Oliver looks more vulnerable than ever in Arrow’s seventh run.
Having crumbled time, the Waverider crew face droves of magical and mythical creatures in the fourth instalment of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
And Barry’s back with a new suit in Season 4, and a whole lot of baggage, as Supervillain Cicada (American Pie’s Chris Klein) aims to get revenge for his ruined family one metahuman at a time.
When are the DC shows on UK TV?
Your new DC TV diary looks a little something like this:
Thursday 18th October – 8pm)
The Flash: Season 5, with new episodes airing every Thursday.
Monday 22nd October – 8pm
Supergirl Season 4, with new episodes airing every Monday.
Tuesday 23rd October – 8pm
Arrow Season 7, with new episodes airing every Tuesday.
Wednesday 31st October – 8pm
Legends of Tomorrow: Season 4, with new episodes airing every Wednesday.
What about this year’s Arrowverse crossover?
Ruby Rose will play Batwoman in this year’s crossover, which sees Green Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl drawn to Gotham City, where they plan to confront Dr. John Deegan about his work in Arkham Asylum. Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman will also appear once again. It will air on 9th through to 11th December in the USA, which means that you can expect it to air in the UK just before Christmas.
How can watch online in the UK without Sky?
Don’t have Sky? You can also stream the shows on NOW. The VOD platform, which is owned by Sky, offers access to pay-TV channels both live and on-demand without the need for a lengthy contract. A NOW Entertainment Membership costs £7.99 a month, with a 7-day free trial available for new customers.