The CW’s Crisis On Infinite Earths Crossover Will Have One Episode Missing When It Airs In The UK

The CW’s biggest ever crossover event is coming, and it’s going to be huge. The Crisis On Infinite Earths crossover is the crossover episode that fans have been waiting for.

However, it’s been revealed that when these crossover episodes air in the UK, they’ll be one missing in what will have to be yet another annoying story about viewers in the United Kingdom not getting to see things.

The Crisis On Infinite Earths television event will span over five episodes, and one of them won’t air in the UK.

It was revealed that part two of this huge Arrowverse crossover event just won’t air in the UK, which means that viewers over here will be very confused whilst watching the show.

In the US, the crossover will span five shows, kicking off with Supergirl (Sunday, 8th December) and carrying on with Batwoman (Monday, 9th December) and then The Flash (Tuesday, 10th December).

Viewers in the UK won’t get to watch every episode of Crisis On Infinite Earths

Crisis On Infinite Earths crossover event won't air every episode in the UK

Crisis On Infinite Earths crossover event won’t air every episode in the UK (Credit: The CW)

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Crisis On Infinite Earths will then be capped off after a midseason break, with episodes of Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow (both airing on Tuesday, 14th January in the US).

However, here in the UK most of these episodes will be airing on Sky One and they only show four of those shows, meaning that viewers int the UK will be missing one episode.

They don’t have the rights to Batwoman at the moment, in which part 2 of the crossover event will take place, and at the moment the show is not scheduled to come to the UK any time soon.

RadioTimes.com went to Sky One for a comment, and a spokesperson confirmed: “Sky do not own the rights to broadcast Batwoman, so at present time there are no plans for it to air on Sky One.

“We will, however, be showing the current seasons of Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow (and in 2020, Legends of Tomorrow) in full, including all crossover episodes for those series.”

The first season of Batman kicked off in the US back in October and it’s still not known which broadcaster, if any, it will come to in the UK.

Batwoman won’t be airing in the UK

Ruby Rose as Batwoman

Ruby Rose as Batwoman (Credit: The CW)

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One of the real joys of this upcoming Crisis On Infinite Earths crossover event is that it’s going to bring in some of the other universes in The CW’s Arrowverse, which means we’re going to get to see some pretty interesting actors reprising DC Comics roles they’ve played in the past.

This means that we’re going to get to see the likes of Superman Returns star Brandon Routh play his version of the Man of Steel, Smallville’s Tom Welling back as Clark Kent, and Batman: The Animated Series voice actor Kevin Conroy playing Bruce Wayne in live-action for the first time ever (I’m particularly excited about this).

There are also rumours that Mark Hamill could turn up as either The Trickster or the Joker, which I really hope happens.

What do you make of this news? Are you as annoyed as I am that we won’t get to watch the entire Crisis On Infinite Earths crossover event here in the UK? Let us know in the comments below.

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  1. Anonymous

    I can speak for all DC series fans here….well pi**ed off, why have sky not tried to buy the rights to air, or why would the show not sell the rights when all the other 4 do?

  2. Roy Pemberton

    This is utterly ridiculous and shows a complete disregard for the loyal followers of these CW series in the UK placing commercial rights issues ahead of viewer experience.

    In an ideal world we would experience Crisis on Infinite Worlds in full context of the separate contributing series, such that we went through the lead up to the crossover in the Batwoman series in the same way that we have for Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, etc., but if that’s too much of a stretch, then at the very least you would have thought that CW would respect its viewer following in the UK sufficiently to make an exception andallow the single Batwoman episode that forms part of ‘crisis’ to be aired regardless of commercial rights matters so that we at least see the whole ‘crisis’ event in its entirety without a hole in the middle.

    The confusion that must inevitably arise as a result of omitting 20% of the 5 episode event will make ‘crisis’ such a disatisfying experience that it’s surely one to avoid completely. But then, omitting this from the ongoing sequence of episodes in those series that we do get on Sky will surely make the ongoing storylines in those component series equally confusing and disatisfying.

    They are wrecking the whole experience of all four of the series we have been following on Sky. What should have been the most exciting event in DC Tv becomes a frustrating mockery of customer experience. I understand it includes ‘cameos’ from a number of other key characters, even Smallville version of Superboy and two Supermen (not sure how that works, especially as I believe it includes the Brandon Routh version from Superman Returns despite Brandon also playing a character in Legends of Tomorrow). It’s such an exciting prospect that, by omitting one key episode will surely be completely ruined.

    This shows such a disregard for customer experience that it’s tempting to boycott all Arrowverse series from here on in. They don’t deserve our loyalty to these series when they treat us this way.

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