Batwoman series in development to join CW’s Arrowverse


The fans have spoken and a Batwoman TV series is officially in development at the CW. The show is set to premiere at the end of the year.

Greg Berlanti hasn’t been able to score Batman for his Arrowverse, but he does have his eyes set on Batwoman, too. Berlanti Productions (Arrow, Supergirl) in association with Warner Bros. may be working on expanding their DC Comics world with a Batwoman TV series.

Batwoman is a true trailblazer in her own right, and early developments of the character shows that. The character synopsis for Kate Kane (Batwoman’s real name) goes as follows:

"[Kane is] 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."

Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries) is set to write the script and serve as executive producer. This would be the first time Dries will returns back to the CW following her stint as the showrunner for TVD.

Batwoman is slated to make her first appearance during the annual Arrowverse crossover event in December. She will be seen fighting alongside the CW crime-fighting heroes.

Fans are not only excited for the crossover but also the Jewish lesbian character possibly getting her own show. When she was reintroduced in 2006, Batwoman became the first-ever lesbian superhero title in DC universe. If the show gets picked up, she will be the first gay lead of a live-action superhero series.

Berlanti currently has 14 on-air series, with Batwoman potentially being his fifteenth as well as seventh on the CW network. The lead has not been cast, but rumors have it that a notice will go up soon.

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Be on the lookout for Batwoman, making her debut on the CW this December.