As the CW’s DC hero shows continue to grow in popularity, it also grows in scope. The Arrowverse, so dubbed because it all began with the show Arrow, the shows now include The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow. But now a new hero is joining the ranks: Batwoman.
The focus of the show will be Kate Kane, Bruce Wayne’s cousin, and will be written and executive produced by Caroline Dries of The Vampire Diaries. Here’s the synopsis, according to Variety:
In the series, Kate Kane, armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, 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. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.
But before the show hits airwaves, the character will make an appearance in a crossover event sometime this fall/winter with the other superheroes.
“We’re incredibly excited to announce that we’ll be doing another crossover event this fall on the CW, and we’ll be introducing a new character,” Green Arrow’s actor Stephen Amell tells Entertainment Weekly. “For the very first time appearing, we’ll be fighting alongside Batwoman, which is terrific. If the crossover is going to make it to air in December, I need to leave right now and start filming it.”
There’s no cast attached to the project yet, and the pilot will need to be greenlit but it’ll be interesting to see yet another show added to the pantheon of the Arrowverse. One has to wonder if they will also cast a Batman for this universe, and if so who will take up the cape and cowl.
The currently untitled Batwoman show is currently set to premiere sometime in 2019.