They showed it at the DCFanDome Flash panel yesterday. They said about 85% of episode 20 had been shot and that is where most of that footage comes from.I'm assuming the footage in this trailer is from what was shot when it was intended to be episode 20 of season 6.
Maybe the shutdown will get the writers to tighten up their storylines and work in smaller chunks, giving more flexibility to pivot if the season gets cut short again. Season 5 was bad about having more episodes than story, and even though they tried to tighten up in season 6 by having two half-season arcs, there was still a bit of running in place going on.
Still, the trailer got me excited for the eventual return.
The CW Press Release said:THE CW GIVES EARLY RENEWALS TO 12 CURRENT SERIES FOR NEXT SEASON
Network Picks Up “All American,” “Batwoman,” “Charmed,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “Dynasty,” “The Flash,”
“In The Dark,” “Legacies,” “Nancy Drew,” “Riverdale,” “Roswell, New Mexico” and “Walker” For the 2021-2022
The CW Orders Additional Episodes of the Current Seasons of
“Walker” and “Superman & Lois”
February 3, 2021 (Burbank, CA) —The CW Network today renewed 12 of its current scripted series for the 2021-2022 season, including its new breakout hit WALKER, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, Chairman and CEO, The CW Network. Additionally, The CW is ordering 5 additional episodes for this season of WALKER, bringing its total episode count for 2020-2021 to 18, and 2 additional episodes of SUPERMAN & LOIS, bringing its total episode count for 2020-2021 to 15.
“Though we’re just a few weeks into the new season, we wanted to get a strategic head start on next season with these early renewals, which allows our production teams to start laying out story arcs and hiring staff, and at the same time, continues to provide us with a strong, stable schedule to build on for next season,” said Pedowitz. “As The CW’s 2020-2021 season kicks into high gear, we are thrilled creatively with the direction of our first new shows out of the gate, WALKER and SUPERMAN & LOIS, that we wanted to order the additional episodes to complete their first seasons, and we are particularly pleased with the huge success of the launch of WALKER, which debuted as our most watched series premiere in 5 years.”
The current series being ordered for the 2021-2022 season include a second season of WALKER, which recently scored The CW’s most watched series premiere in 5 years, as well as ALL AMERICAN (Season 4), BATWOMAN (Season 3), CHARMED (Season 4), DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (Season 7), DYNASTY (Season 5), THE FLASH (Season 8), IN THE DARK (Season 4), LEGACIES (Season 4), NANCY DREW (Season 3), RIVERDALE (Season 6) and ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO (Season 4). Specific premiere dates for each series will be announced at a later time.
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I believe Eric Wallace stated in interviews that about 20% of the premiere episode had to be reshot mostly to replace cut Ralph footage. Tonight's episode was rewritten to include Killer Frost who was not scheduled to return for the 3 episodes of season 6 that were postponed due to Covid 19. Next week would have been the Season 6 finale so you would assume Ralph would have been in it. I am guessing and I have read that others have guessed too, that "Ralph" will disguise himself as Harrison Wells when he is written out of the series.It's entirely plausible that they didn't have any Ralph scenes in the original version of the episode. Ralph had just run off with Sue, and the show regularly has cast members sit out of episodes.
I figured something was coming when the actor in question was still listed as a series regular in the credits. It's an interesting way to give us yet another new Harrison Wells: The original Harrison Wells that Eobard Thawne killed and took the place of.Awesome ending to this week's episode. Never thought that person would return.