‘Batwoman’ Officially Picked Up, First Teaser Released
The current seasons of The CW’s popular Arrowverse are still airing, but the network is already looking to the future. The CW have officially unveiled a short teaser to announce that Batwoman is officially joining their DC lineup this Fall!
It took almost seven years but the Arrowverse finally paid a visit to Gotham in last year’s Elseworlds crossover. But this version of Gotham isn’t home to the Dark Knight. “Our approach is: What does Gotham look like after the Batman has been gone for three years?”, Batwoman executive producer Caroline Dries told Entertainment Weekly when discussing the crossover. “If you have the law and order, protector, and hope gone, what happens as a result?”
“It’s the worst case scenario,” Arrow consulting producer Marc Guggenheim said. “The reason no one talks about Gotham is the city might as well be dead.” As we saw in Elseworlds, Ruby Rose’s Kate Kane has plans to try and turn the city around, including becoming Gotham’s new guardian. With Deadline confirming that the series has officially been picked up by the network, now we get to see if she can truly save Gotham.
The series marks a major milestone for super hero television, becoming the first live-action super hero series to feature a gay lead character and star an openly gay actress in the lead role. It’s a time of change for the Arrowverse, with both DC’s epic crossover Crisis on Infinite Earths and the end of Arrow on the horizon. With Stephen Amell set to hang up his bow, Ruby Rose’s Batwoman could potentially take his place as the street level hero of the universe.
The show’s synopsis is as follows:
“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 saviour, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.”
Batwoman, from executive producers Greg Berlanti and Caroline Dries, will join the rest of the Arrowverse on The CW this Fall.