The plan has always been to bring Batwoman to the CW and now it’s happening. The CW ordered a pilot episode of the female-led series.
Batwoman, aka Kate Kane (Ruby Rose), made her debut during the latest CW Crossover, Elseworlds. Rose will be the first LGBTQ superhero to lead a series, although that aspect of her character was not explored in the crossover. Kane was introduced as Bruce Wayne’s cousin who was taking over the family business after Bruce Wayne and Batman left Gotham City. Batwoman gained a few fans in the Arrowverse and a friend in Supergirl/Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist). At the end of the crossover, Batwoman called Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) to discuss activity going on at Arkham.
I was impressed with Rose’s performance. It was subtle but made an impact. And the end of her part of the story was left open for more appearances. I’d like to see a crossover with Supergirl. Can you imagine those two fighting side by side?
CW superhero guru, Greg Berlanti is heading up the production team. And is hoping for the same success that The Flash, Supergirl, and Arrow have experienced. No word on when the Batwoman series will air on the CW, but I assume we will see her sooner than later.
For now here is the CW’s official show description for Batwoman:
Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane [Rose] soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.
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