CW's Batwoman Seeking Out Actress, of Any Ethnicity, For Title Role

Oscar Cross
July 19, 2018

The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, and DC's Legends of Tomorrow will be adding a new hero to their universe though that might finally help bridge the Bat gap. But don't call her a hero yet.

After encountering Batman, Kane made a decision to join the masked superhero in fighting criminals, becoming Batwoman. "While originally the network had planned a third Arrow episode later that season to serve as The Flash backdoor pilot, it ultimately opted for a standalone Flash pilot, which launched the series the following fall".

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Variety reports that CW veteran Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries, Melrose Place, Smallville) will write and executive produce the series, with recognizable names Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Geoff Johns also on board as executive producers.

The character will get her first official introduction in December during the network's annual comic crossover event.

Batwoman will soon have her own TV series, if things go right.


As an impassioned warrior, Batwoman soars high atop the streets of Gotham City as a proud lesbian and highly skilled fighter, ever ready and willing to take criminals to task. The show's description, courtesy of the Hollywood Reporter, will embrace numerous aspects of Kate Kane, the secret identity of Batwoman, whose iteration was first introduced in 2006, from the comics including her sexuality. Now Batwoman would become the first gay lead character - male or female - of a live-action superhero series.

The character was reintroduced in 2006 as a gay woman called Kate Kane.

Batwoman was introduced in the 1950s as a love interest for Batman to dispel rumours of his own homosexuality.

The show's creators are reportedly hoping to find a lesbian actress to play the lead role, though that has not been confirmed.

Even more exciting: this could potentially open the doors for even more Batfamily characters to enter The CW's growing superhero universe, including the Caped Crusader himself.

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