The CW Shows Coming to Netflix (2018-2019)

Most to all of The CW’s scripted content will be joining Netflix throughout the course of 2019 with their updated seasons. Here’s your guide to all The CW shows coming to Netflix and when they’ll likely do so. 

Netflix will continue operating under the deal struck in 2016 with CBS’s subsidary The CW in 2019. It may be the case that the deal will be up for negotitation this year come the summer as “multi-year” deal has now been in place for three years.

It used to be the case that the majority of shows from The CW would drop on Netflix around October each year. With the new deal, however, Netflixers in the United States are treated to them dropping around a week after they wrap up airing.

What’s Not Coming to Netflix?

Only scripted shows are included in this deal. Their reality shows, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Masters of Illusion, The Jerry Springer Show and their children programming is excluded.

Also we’re currently expecting any title that The CW acquired from other providers to also be excluded. For 2019, this includes The Outpost, Burden of Truth and Bulletproof.

Of course, all the dates below are subject to change as is the deal itself. We’ll update you the second we hear otherwise.

The CW Titles Coming to Netflix in 2019

Titles are listed in alphabetical order.

All American (Season 1)

Expected Netflix Release Date: December 2018 / January 2019

The CW isn’t really known for their sports dramas but All American hopes to change this. The six-episode debut season has been airing since October meaning it’ll likely be the first The CW show to drop on Netflix expected in either late December or January 2019. The series follows a young boy who achieves his dream of getting picked to play football at a professional level.


Arrow (Season 7)

Expected Netflix Release Date: May/June 2019

The one that started it all for DC shows on CW, Arrow first debuted back in 2012. After a couple of poor seasons for the emerald archer, since gaining a new showrunner the series is returning back to its roots and why people loved it in the first place. Expect Oliver Queen to be back on your screen ready to fight crime once again in 2019.


Black Lightning (Season 2)

Expected Netflix Release Date: May 2019

Unknown to many fans, Black Lightning was the very first Black superhero to star in his very own comic for DC. While Luke Cage was the first Black superhero to get his own TV show, Black Lightning can claim that accolade as the first DC hero instead. Both seasons have been very popular among audiences worldwide as Netflix has the international streaming rights to the hero. Expect him to make his way to Netflix US in May of 2019.


Charmed (2018 – Season 1)

Expected Netflix Release Date: February/March 2019

This show is getting absolutely trashed on social media and review sites. The Charmed reboot isn’t exactly what fans hoped for or even wanted. We do suspect it’s coming to Netflix although if you’re a fan of the original, most fans would advise you to stay away.


Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Season 4)

Expected Netflix Release Date: April/May 2019

This will be Rebecca Bloom’s final outing as the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. She begins this season in prison as for the past few seasons she has gone to incredible lengths to get her boyfriend back.


Dynasty (Season 2)

Expected Netflix Release Date: May/June 2019

Dynasty has been growing in popularity since the reboot first kicked off. It’s a classy drama while have everything from a reality TV series to keep you absolutely hooked. The second season is airing right now.


In The Dark (Season 1)

Expected Netflix Release Date: Late 2019

In The Dark is a brand new comedy likely bought into replacing the outgoing Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Very little is known about the new series but it’s certainly one to keep an eye on as it plans to premiere midseason on The CW.


iZombie (Season 5)

Expected Netflix Release Date: Late 2019

No announcement of iZombie season 5’s release date has come out just yet. We’re expecting it to be midseason once again meaning it’ll be arriving on Netflix in either late summer or fall.


Jane The Virgin (Season 5)

Expected Netflix Release Date: Late 2019

Once again, we’re expecting Jane the Virgins final season to commence in the midseason of The CW’s schedule. This will be our farewell to Jane as she continues her chaotic life as a new mom.


Legacies (Season 1)

Estimated Netflix Release Date: April to Summer 2019

With the absence of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals this year from The CW, most have welcomed Legacies with open arms.


Legends of Tomorrow (Season 4)

Expected Netflix Release Date: May/June 2019

DC Legends of Tomorrow is the surprise package of the Arrowverse. Not many fans expected to see a show using the list of B and C superheroes to be so entertaining. Utilizing its vast library of heroes and it’s using its liberties on fictional history you’re in for a wild ride with the crew of the Legends. Season 4 is reported to have its longest season yet with 20 episodes! Having started later than their superhero counterparts, we can still expect the legends to arrive on Netflix roughly the same time as everyone else.


Riverdale (Season 3)

Expected Netflix Release Date: May/June 2019

Riverdale is undoubtedly The CW’s biggest show at the moment and with Netflix also being the home to Sabrina, the streaming service is a must-have for Archie comics fans. Riverdale continues to turn the weirdness up in season 3 and fans should expect it on Netflix in the summer of next year.


Roswell, New Mexico

Expected Release Date: Late Summer/Fall 2019

11 episodes of the second reboot of the Roswell High book series are due out from January 2019 onwards. It’ll see a new cast and is developed by Carina Mackenzie. If you’re a fan of supernatural fiction, keep a close eye on this show.


Supergirl

Estimated Netflix Release Date: May/June 2019

Supergirl was originally on CBS before being picked up by the CW after its first season. It hasn’t taken long for the Kryptonian to take her place among her fellow heroes. The full amount of episodes are yet to be confirmed for Supergirl, but if we go by previous seasons we can expect roughly 22 or 23 episodes. That being said if they filter her down to 16 we can expect a much earlier release date.

To coincide with the other CW shows we fully expect Supergirl to recieve of least 20 episodes. Therefore we expect Supergirl to also release in either May or June of 2019.


Supernatural (Season 14)

Expected Netflix Release Date: May – July 2019

Supernatural continues breaking records with it now being the longest running fantasy TV series and currently the longest running show in The CW roster. There’s just no stopping the pair of supernatural hunters and rightly so. An extended 14th season means we could have the series drop later than usual.


The 100 (Season 6)

Expected Netflix Release Date: Late 2019

No announcement regarding the sixth season of The 100 has released just yet. That means we’re predicting the show to be part of The CW’s summer line-up. That means we wouldn’t see the return of the sci-fi show until much later on in the year.


The Flash (Season 5)

Estimated Netflix Release Date: May/June 2019

The Crimson Comet, The Scarlett Speedster what fantastic names for a superhero of the Flash’s popularity. The 2nd in line in the list of DC shows it didn’t take long for the Flash to speed past Arrow to become the fan favorite. 5 seasons later and 2 shows are still battling it out for the top spot. The Flash and friends will be returning to Netflix in the summer of 2019.


There you have it, The CW’s 2018-19 schedule and when each title is expected to come to Netflix. Of course, this is all based on the past three years and dates and titles are subject to change. We’ll keep this post updated throughout 2019.

What are you looking forward to in 2019? Let us know in the comments.

Kasey Moore

Kasey Moore is the founder and editor-in-chief of What's on Netflix. Kasey launched the site in 2013 after growing frustration with finding content on Netflix. He has an in depth understanding of the release cycles for Netflix and has developed tools to make navigating Netflix easier. Resides in Norwich in the UK.