Masks do more than just hide your secret identity. They also keep you and others safe.
And that’s just what The CW wants everyone to know in a range of PSA posters the network released today, featuring some of its new and returning heroes from the upcoming TV season all wearing masks, with the tagline: “Real heroes wear masks.” (They also roped in a certain blue and fuzzy Viking God of War, and the result is, of course, divine.)
The posters — which showcase the Arrowverse's Superman (Tyler Hoechlin), The Flash (Grant Gustin), Black Lightning (Cress Williams), Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), Stargirl (Brec Bassinger), White Canary (Caity Lotz), and Beebo — are designed to highlight the importance of wearing masks while out in public so as to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.
As was the case with many shows still in production earlier this year, both The Flash and Supergirl were forced to conclude their seasons earlier than planned when the worldwide pandemic halted production across the film and television industries.
Superman and Lois, the newest Arrowverse series on The CW's roster, did not get to finish filming its pilot, but the network did order it straight to series. The new show will see the titular couple (Supergirl's Hoechlin and Grimm's Elizabeth Tulloch once again reprising their roles) balancing superheroics and Daily Planet reporting, while also raising their kids and keeping them safe from any villains out to get them.
Black Lightning, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, and Stargirl all remain on schedule, with the latter airing its first season finale Aug. 10 on both The CW and the DC Universe streaming platform. The most recent addition to the Arrowverse, Stargirl follows the adventures of Courtney Whitmore (Bassinger), a teenager who finds the Cosmic Staff of Starman — thus transforming her into the titular hero — and sets out to reform the Justice Society of America to defend against a new wave of villains. The show was recently renewed for a second season which will air solely on The CW.
The only returning Arrowverse show not represented in the posters is Batwoman. Following Ruby Rose's recent exit from the series, it has since been announced that Javicia Leslie will step into the role for Season 2. However, Batwoman was one of the shows affected by the production shut down and no photos of the actress in costume have been released yet.