Batwoman Gets Pilot Order From The CW

by Erik Amaya


While it may seem as though Batwoman was going to series from all the press the character’s inclusion in “Elseworlds” garnered, the project from executive producers Greg Berlanit and Caroline Dries must still go through the formal process of getting picked up by the network. And as announced today, the next step in that process is happening.

TVLine reports The CW has formally ordered a pilot for the potential series. Ruby Rose returns as the Earth-1 Kate Kane, Bruce Wayne’s irascible cousin who took over Wayne Tower when the eccentric billionaire disappeared. She is also in the process of taking over Wayne’s other Gotham interest: dressing up like a bat and fighting crime. Veteran Game of Thrones and Arrowverse director David Nutter will helm the pilot.

According to The CW’s description of the potential series, Batwoman will see Kate “armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind.” Though a “highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence,” she is not quite a hero yet because “in a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.”

Created by the 52 team of Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid and Keith Giffen, Kate Kane is a Gotham socialite whose aspirations of joining the military were dashed when she revealed she was a Lesbian to her superiors. Returning to Gotham, she eventually took up a Bat-themed costume with the aid of her father. In the 52 era, she was a former girlfriend of Renee Montoya — who was becoming The Question at the time — and was inexorably linked with a Darkseid-inspired religion taking root on Earth. Several universal changes to DC Comics continuity has altered some of the details of her origins, but she continues to fight monsters of all stripes.

Erik Amaya

Host of Tread Perilously and a Film/TV Writer at and Rotten Tomatoes. A former staff writer at CBR and Bleeding Cool, and a contributing writer at Fanbase Press and Monkeys Fighting Robots. Voice of Puppet Tommy on The Room Responds. A seeker of the Seastone Chair and the owner of a Legion Flight Ring. Sorted into Gryffindor, which came as some surprise.

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