After getting introduced on this year's Elseworlds crossover, Batwoman's standalone series sure looks like a slam dunk for next year's fall TV season. If you're curious to know more about the potential Arrowverse spinoff, keep reading!
As previously reported, Batwoman aka Kate Kane (played by Ruby Rose) is the first openly lesbian superhero to lead a DCTV series. The project hails from Arrowverse boss Greg Berlanti and executive producer Caroline Dries, who's known for her work on The Vampire Diaries.
Official character description:
"Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane 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."
Here's everything we know about the project so far:
1. The series will mirror the dark vibe of Arrow.
"Its a darker vibe," said exec producer Caroline Dries.
"When they went to Gotham we were just trying to create a — with the music and the exteriors and the alleys and the grime, we were just trying to create a sort of an uncomfortable city... I think that [Oliver, Barry and Kara] being mugged instantaneously is a great way to personify the vibe were going for."
2. Batman is going to be MIA.
"I think that's the one they cut you off," Dries on whether Batman will make a cameo.
"Maybe a hologram? Slowly but surely we'll just keep picking away at it."
3. Its pilot production will begin in the spring of 2019.
4. An updated synopsis has been released (courtesy of SpoilerTV):
"In a Gotham suffering in Batman’s absence, Batwoman is a dark DC Comics drama following the journey of Kate Kane as she dons a cape, cowl, and detective’s hat to save her city. But Kate’s personal life proves just as complicated as she grapples with a fractured family, a rookie team, and unattainable love."