Batwoman to haunt the night with her own TV series in the works at The CW

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

Before her upcoming introduction as a part of The CW's annual DC series crossover event, it's been announced that a Batwoman TV series is in the works from DC's small screen conductor Greg Berlanti. BATWOMAN is Kate Kane, a scarlet-haired member of DC's extended Bat-family. 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. However, like many bats that have come before her, Kate is haunted by the demons of her past, and must confront them before she can be the symbol of hope that Gotham so desperately needs.

Attached to write and executive produce BATWOMAN is THE VAMPIRE DIARIES alum Caroline Dries. Also in-line to help executive produce the planned superhero drama are Berlanti and his Warner Bros. TV-based Berlanti Productions linchpin Sarah Schechter and DC Entertainment's Geoff Johns. It's also being reported that a casting notice for the role of Kate Kane will arrive soon. Additionally, if BATWOMAN receives a pilot order, it's to be expected that the same actress who portrays her in the crossover event will be involved in the solo TV series as well. Perhaps we can expect to hear more later this week from San Diego Comic-Con?

Provided that BATWOMAN goes to series, the show will become a part of The CW's ever-growing slate of superhero dramas such as Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow and Black Lightning. If you're looking to familiarize yourself with Batwoman, I highly recommend starting with a read of Batwoman: Elegy written by Greg Rucka with hypnotizing art by J. H. Williams III. From there, I would move onto Batwoman: Hydrology from J. H. Williams and William Haden Blackman. Hydrology is a particularly dark tale, in that it centers around an urban legend of Gotham about a woman known as La Llornoa – the Weeping Woman. In the story, when the Weeping Woman comes back to life, she steals children away from their families and drowns them in a deluge of her own tears. It's pretty brutal, and the art for the story is positively jaw-dropping.

If you care to go back to the character's beginning, you should get your paws on a copy of Detective Comics #233 (1956), in which Kate was introduced as a love interest for Batman. 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. She appeared on The Brave and the Bold, a Cartoon Network presentation circa 2008, as well as the animated films Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman, Batman vs. Robin, and Batman: Bad Blood.

Source: Deadline Hollywood

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.