Batwoman Rises In First Trailer
The CW Network had its upfronts last Thursday, getting audiences and investors ready for the upcoming season. Of course, the trailer everyone wanted to see was for the new Batwoman series. Spinning off of last year’s CW/DC crossover, the new series stars Ruby Rose as the titular heroine, aka Kate Kane. At the upfronts, the lights dimmed, and the network unleashed the trailer everyone has waited for.
Batwoman’s Adventures In Gotham-land
The CW also released a synopsis to prepare viewers for what is in store:
“Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) never planned to be Gotham’s new vigilante. Three years after Batman mysteriously disappeared, Gotham is a city in despair. Without the Caped Crusader, the Gotham City Police Department was overrun and outgunned by criminal gangs. Enter Jacob Kane (Dougray Scott) and his military-grade Crows Private Security, which now protects the city with omnipresent firepower and militia.
“Years before, Jacob’s first wife and daughter were killed in the crossfire of Gotham crime. He sent his only surviving daughter, Kate Kane, away from Gotham for her safety. After a dishonorable discharge from military school and years of brutal survival training, Kate returns home when the Alice in Wonderland gang targets her father and his security firm, by kidnapping his best Crow officer Sophie Moore (Meagan Tandy). Although remarried to wealthy socialite Catherine Hamilton-Kane (Elizabeth Anweis), who bankrolls the Crows, Jacob is still struggling with the family he lost, while keeping Kate –– the daughter he still has –– at a distance.
“But Kate is a woman who’s done asking for permission. In order to help her family and her city, she’ll have to become the one thing her father loathes –– a dark knight vigilante. With the help of her compassionate stepsister, Mary (Nicole Kang), and the crafty Luke Fox (Camrus Johnson), the son of Wayne Enterprises’ tech guru Lucius Fox, Kate Kane continues the legacy of her missing cousin, Bruce Wayne, as Batwoman.
“Still holding a flame for her ex-girlfriend, Sophie, Kate uses everything in her power to combat the dark machinations of the psychotic Alice (Rachel Skarsten), who’s always somewhere slipping between sane and insane. Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate soars through the shadowed streets of Gotham as Batwoman. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, she must first overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.”
Why We Can’t Have Nice Things
Unfortunately, a certain segment of the Internet has risen up in revolt. Right wing-leaning fans bombed the trailer with downvotes and nasty comments in response to the trailer’s feminist content. These whiny fanboys are upset over a confident female lead and some dialogue they claim has a political agenda. Their rumblings will likely fall away once the show premieres this fall; hopefully, then Batwoman will attract a better breed of fan.
Batwoman will air on Sunday nights this fall, at 8 pm. Supergirl will be moving to the 9 pm slot to make room for its new neighbor.