The CW Picks Up ‘Batwoman’ To Series
In one of the most predictable pickups of the year, The CW has handed a series order to Arrowverse show ‘Batwoman‘.
Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane (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 saviour, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.
Joining Ruby Rose (‘Orange Is The New Black’) as Kate Kane/Batwoman, are Camrus Johnson (‘Luke Cage’) as Luke Fox/Batwing, Meagan Tandy (‘Teen Wolf’) as Kate’s ex-girlfriend, Sophie Moore, & Nicole Kang (‘YOU’) as Kate’s step-sister, Mary Hamilton. Rachel Skarsten (‘Lost Girl’, ‘Reign’) has also recently been added as villain Alice, leader of the Wonderland Gang, and Dougray Scott (‘Mission: Impossible II’, ‘Fear The Walking Dead’) as Kate’s father, Jacob Kane.
The pilot came from writer/producer Caroline Dries, who wrote the crossover episode this year which featured the character. Her previous work includes The Vampire Diaries’, ‘Melrose Place’ and ‘Smallville’. David Nutter, who is currently doing an amazing job on ‘Game of Thrones’ final season (minus not spotting that errant coffee cup!), directed the pilot. He previously launched both ‘Arrow’ and ‘The Flash’. Dries will exec-produce with Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Geoff Johns, David Nutter and director Marcos Siega.
The moment ‘Arrow’ announced this year would be their final season, ‘Batwoman’ became the obvious replacement to join the Arrowverse lineup on The CW. The character was first introduced during the recent crossover episode, which led to the pilot being developed. Both shows have a more street-level vigilante feel to them so it seems like a good swap, plus it’s nice to finally see a member of the Bat-family join the Arrowverse permanently.
There is no official news of where ‘Batwoman‘ will land in the UK yet, but we’d be stunned if it doesn’t join the other Arrowverse shows on Sky One when it premieres. We’ll update you when we know more.