It’s official. Batwoman is coming soon to The CW. The network confirmed it picked up the pilot to series, along with the Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene starring Lucy Hale and detective series Nancy Drew. All will premiere during the 2019-2020 season.
Batwoman is based on the DC Comics superhero of the same name. Ruby Rose plays the titular character. “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,” the official synopsis states.
Batwoman will be the first live-action superhero series with an openly gay lead character. It’s also the first time the fictional character has appeared in live-action form on any screen.
Check out the first teaser below.