If there’s one thing the CW knows as a network, it’s superheroes. For the better part of a decade they’ve been delighting millions of fans with their take on classic DC Comic characters. For a while even showing up co-parent company Warner Bros’ theatrical efforts. So, it comes as no surprise that the higher ups have decided to move forward on a Batwoman series. There’s even a nifty little teaser to celebrate the occasion. Take a look.
Here’s the long line for the show, in case anyone needs a refresher:
“Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane (star Ruby 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.”
Now, anyone who follows the main shows in the “Arrowverse” (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl), knows this has been in the works for a bit. In August of last year, it was announced that none other than Ruby Rose had been selected to don the cowl. A couple months later, we got a reveal of Rose in her costume. The biggest moment was in December, when Kat Kane appeared onscreen during CW’s winter crossover event, “Elseworlds”. Thought that served as a backdoor pilot of sorts, the network officially greenlit a pilot in January, which was met by rave reviews internally. Today merely marks a concrete confirmation or the spin-off. The streets of Gotham can rest easy.
Of course, when discussing the subject of someone in the “Bat Family”, most people wonder about the big brooding guy himself. Well, “Elseworlds” side-stepped that by stating that Bruce Wayne had left Gotham City and no one had seen him in a while. Those hoping the much ballyhooed casting of Wayne on Titans, would signal a crossover, think again. The DC Universe is totally separate from the Arrowverse one, even when taking the multiverse into account. Instead Kane will serve as CEO of Wayne Enterprises in his stead. Meaning she’ll have easy access to all kinds of fun gizmos.
No word’s been set on when Batwoman will premiere, but it is slated to be part of the 2019-20 line-up. Given how the CW has operated in the past, we’d likely guess it will be before this year’s crossover even. You can’t really have a “Crisis On Infinite Earths” and not have Batwoman involved. Well, you could, but everyone will agree it would be a lot less fun. Once more on comes to light on the new series, we’ll toss up the Bat signal for you.