Batwoman series officially in the works for The CW


The CW has confirmed Batwoman might be sticking around in the Arrowverse after the crossover event.

At the upfront, the network confirmed Batwoman and Gotham City would be making an appearance in the Arrowverse crossover. However, Deadline reports The CW is now developing a series for the acclaimed hero. Coming from Vampire Diaries Caroline Dries and infamous comic book producer, Greg Berlanti, it seems inevitable that the network will add the new show to its roster of original series.

Dries will write the pilot and serve as an executive producer, where she’s joined by Berlanti’s typical partners, Sarah Schechter and Geoff Johns. The latter has stepped away from an executive position within DC Entertainment to focus more on the creative aspects of storytelling. This alone should excite fans about the endless possibilities for Batwoman in the Arrowverse.

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Batwoman, otherwise known as Kate Kane, is one of the most influential comic book characters in recent incarnations. She’s been an openly lesbian hero since 2005 and will be the first LGBT superhero to headline a live-action series. However, her sexuality won’t be her only defining characteristic in the series. The network has confirmed Kate will be a woman passionate about social justice and candid. She’ll have to battle her inner demons throughout her heroic career in Gotham City but has the fighting ability to take on villains.

While there’s been a lot of controversy recently about actors taking on LGBT roles when they don’t identify as such, it seems like The CW will be side-stepping that conversation. In a move bound to make fans happy, TVLine confirmed the network is only interested in casting a lesbian actress to take on the titular role.

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The CW has come under fire in the past for their treatment of LGBT characters. However, it seems like the network is learning from their mistakes with Legends of Tomorrow having two bisexual and dynamic leads. While there’s not much else known about the Batwoman casting, it seems like fans should have high expectations for the role.

Are you excited to see Batwoman join the Arrowverse? Who would you cast? Tell us in the comments below!