Batwoman is getting a big vote of confidence from The CW.
The series will debut on October 6th and, along with the fifth season premiere of Supergirl, launch the network’s 2019-2020 season. Based on the character created by Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid and Keith Giffen — and further refined by Rucka, J.H. Williams and W. Haden Blackman — the series centers on Kate Kane (Ruby Rose), a woman “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.”.
The Flash returns Tuesday, October 8th at its traditional 8pm timeslot with Arrow joining it on Tuesdays starting October 15th. Black Lightning will complete the superhero presence on The CW when it returns for its third season on Monday, October 21st; joining All-American for an altogether new and different Monday night.
As previously reported, Legends of Tomorrow has moved to the midseason and will return early in January as it will be part of the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover event.
Riverdale returns October 9th, which the new Nancy Drew series joining it at 9pm on Wednesdays while Supernatural and Legacies hold Thursday nights starting October 10th. Of course, it will be Supernatural‘s last season. Rounding out the network’s broadcast week will be Charmed and Dynasty, which take over Friday nights starting October 11th.
It definitely seems the network is confident in its Sunday night programing with both Batwoman and Supergirl debuting first. Last year, when The CW introduced a Sunday night block for the first time, it took a couple of weeks to start following the debuts of the Monday-Friday programing across a far more staggered premiere schedule. And as superheroes continue to dominate their schedule, we’re happy to see the shows debut in a much quicker fashion than previous years.