Batwoman Ordered to Pilot
This is the year of Batwoman. Already having starred in Detective Comics and her own title, Kate Kane recently made the jump to television. In last month’s Elseworlds crossover on the CW, Batwoman made her live-action debut, as played by Ruby Rose. Rose’s highly-anticipated portrayal of the character garnered much praise. It also continues the DC-CW shows’ legacy of LGBT representation.
Even before the curtain rose on Elseworlds, rumors abounded that the crossover would serve as a back door for a Batwoman series. Well, now that has been confirmed. The CW has ordered a series to pilot. Rose will reprise her role as Kate Kane/Batwoman. Arrow and Flash directing vet David Nutter will helm the pilot.
The Details So Far
Kate Kane, of course, will be the main attraction. She is described as “an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter who is primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence.” Other characters are rumored to be cast. These include Kate’s father, Colonel Jacob Kane, and her sister-turned-nemesis, the psychotic Alice. Also rumored for the show is Renee Montoya, a Gotham City police detective, and an on-and-off love interest for Kate. This is intriguing, as the character is also expected to appear in the Birds of Prey movie as well.
Caroline Dries, who produced The Vampire Diaries, will pen and produce the pilot episode. Greg Berlanti will also be producing the series. Discussing unmasking Batwoman in the crossover series, Dries said “(it) felt like the right move,” adding, “It was important for us to humanize Kate in a way that made her relatable to the other characters in the Arrowverse, even though we were creating an enigmatic character.”
No premiere or filming date has been set for the series.