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Batwoman Series In Development At The CW

17 July 2018

(TVLine has reached out to The CW and Warner Bros. for comment.) Batwoman aka Kate Kane will first be introduced in this fall's four-way crossover event between Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow, before potentially fronting her own series. If it happens, it would also be the first solo superhero series with a LGBTQ+ lead on the network.

Should Batwoman go to series, it will be the sixth DC show on the CW, joining Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrowand Black Lightning. Once this happens, there will be two depictions of Gotham on two different networks, the other being Fox's Batman prequel series, Gotham. Television, with Dries - who will likely consult on behalf of the character during the crossover event - executive producing along with Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and DC's Geoff Johns. "If the crossover is going to make it to air in December, I need to leave right now and start filming it". Think of it as one heck of a big backdoor pilot, basically.

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However, this iteration of the hero was wiped out of DC's continuity during 1985's seminal limited series, Crisis on Infinite Earths. The character is Kate Kane, a woman with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind. The series, though, will follow her growth to become the hero that she ends up being.

And whoever ends up playing Batwoman will actually show up alongside the heroes of those shows, as she'll crop up in one of the DCTV's annual crossovers later this year. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham's symbol of hope.

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Batwoman first appeared in print in the early days of Detective Comics but was later ditched, making her grand revival in 2006. Dries has also been tapped as an executive producer. If reading comics isn't your thing, you might want to check out several of the animated TV series and films featuring the Batwoman character. Though the character hasn't appeared in live action, she has been featured in Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman, The New Batman Adventures, Batman vs. Robin and Batman: New Blood.

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Batwoman Series In Development At The CW