When it was revealed that the character of Kate Kane’s Batwoman would be introduced within The CW’s latest Arrowverse crossover event, it was suggested that a series of her very own would follow. Ruby Rose was later cast as the red headed vigilante, and apparently the big wigs at the network liked what they saw. As new reports are now indicating that The CW has officially ordered a Batwoman pilot.
Caroline Dries, who previously worked with The CW on The Vampire Diaries, will return to the network to showrunner the series and write the Batwoman pilot. Ruby Rose is confirmed to return as the series’ lead. And Greg Berlanti will executive produce as he does on the other shows within the Arrowverse.
The Hollywood Reporter also confirmed that David Nutter will film the Batwoman pilot. Nutter helmed the pilot episodes of The Flash and Arrow. And also won an Emmy for his work on HBO’s Game of Thrones. Here’s the Batwoman series’ official synopsis:
“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 savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.”
There’s no word when The CW expects to get the team together to begin filming on the Batwoman pilot. Hopefully the network can get all of their ducks (bats?) in a row so that we could potentially get a series on air before the end of 2019. We certainly need to see more of Kate Kane before the Arrowverse brings us Crisis on Infinite Earths, right?