Fans React To The CW's New 'Batwoman' Television Series

Danny Woods
July 18, 2018

Per The Hollywood Reporter, Kate Kane, a.k.a. Batwoman, is getting her own TV series, set to follow her crossover debut this winter. If Batwoman goes to pilot, the same actress will play the central character in it. Dries does not work on a CW DC series but is expected to be involved in some consulting capacity when the character of Batwoman is crafted for the crossover, which spans Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl.

The series takes place in the same city of Gotham that Batman calls home and is lead by Kate Kane - an crimefighter with 'a passion for social justice and flair for speaking her mind'. However, like many bats that have come before her, Kate is haunted by the demons of her past, and must confront them before she can be the symbol of hope that Gotham so desperately needs. If it happens, it would also be the first solo superhero series with a LGBTQ+ lead on the network.

The CW is developing yet another DC Comics superhero series.

The offshoot - which at this point has a script development deal - is set up at Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros.

Attached to write and executive produce BATWOMAN is THE VAMPIRE DIARIES alum Caroline Dries.

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Dries and Berlanti are slotted in to executive produce Batwoman, joine by Sarah Schechter and Geoff Johns. Animated series Freedom Fighters: The Ray featured an openly gay male superhero, though while the character did make a live-action crossover into the Arrowverse, a full live-action series has yet to get a green light.

This will be the first time the character has been depicted on screen ever.

Even more exciting: this could potentially open the doors for even more Batfamily characters to enter The CW's growing superhero universe, including the Caped Crusader himself.

The character Batwoman began appearing in DC Comics stories beginning with Detective Comics #233 in 1956, in which she was introduced as a love interest for Batman. Much like Batman, Batwoman is a wealthy crime fighter who chooses to use her money to build a crime-fighting empire.

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