‘Batwoman’ and Ruby Rose Coming to CW This Fall
Ruby Rose will dawn the cowl of Batwoman on The CW this fall.
Following the character’s introduction in the second episode of this season’s Arrowverse crossover episode, Batwoman is here to stay. This adds a new and exciting show to the Arrowverse, and is expected to tackle inventive source material as well as controversy. The show follows Bruce Wayne’s cousin, Kate Kane, as she becomes Batwoman in order to protect Gotham City in Batman’s absence.
The reception by the public has been generally good following the release of the full trailer and plot synopsis, despite controversy over Batwoman being the first openly LGBTQ-led superhero to have a show. Caroline Dries, who introduced Batwoman in the crossover and who will serve as the executive producer for the series, talked about writing the openly lesbian superhero, saying, “It’s awesome. It seems like it should have happened already but here we are. We’re pumped, very blessed.” The CW is no stranger to controversy, so expect this to blow over long before the show releases.
This new CW show is expected to carry the torch as Arrow concludes. Expect the show to feel like it’s predecessors in terms of tone and pacing, with the added flair of a hero with a bat on her chest. Batwoman will exist in the same universe and on the same Earth as current CW properties Arrow and Flash. This could make for some exciting crossovers and appearances.
Check out the full synopsis with additional cast details and the first look trailer below.
First look trailer:
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Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) never planned to be Gotham’s new vigilante. Three years after Batman mysteriously disappeared, Gotham is a city in despair. Without the Caped Crusader, the Gotham City Police Department was overrun and outgunned by criminal gangs. Enter Jacob Kane (Dougray Scott) and his military-grade Crows Private Security, which now protects the city with omnipresent firepower and militia. Years before, Jacob’s first wife and daughter were killed in the crossfire of Gotham crime. He sent his only surviving daughter, Kate Kane, away from Gotham for her safety. After a dishonorable discharge from military school and years of brutal survival training, Kate returns home when the Alice in Wonderland gang targets her father and his security firm, by kidnapping his best Crow officer Sophie Moore (Meagan Tandy). Although remarried to wealthy socialite Catherine Hamilton-Kane (Elizabeth Anweis), who bankrolls the Crows, Jacob is still struggling with the family he lost, while keeping Kate –– the daughter he still has –– at a distance. But Kate is a woman who’s done asking for permission. In order to help her family and her city, she’ll have to become the one thing her father loathes –– a dark knight vigilante. With the help of her compassionate stepsister, Mary (Nicole Kang), and the crafty Luke Fox (Camrus Johnson), the son of Wayne Enterprises’ tech guru Lucius Fox, Kate Kane continues the legacy of her missing cousin, Bruce Wayne, as Batwoman. Still holding a flame for her ex-girlfriend, Sophie, Kate uses everything in her power to combat the dark machinations of the psychotic Alice (Rachel Skarsten), who’s always somewhere slipping between sane and insane. Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate soars through the shadowed streets of Gotham as Batwoman. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, she must first overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.