A BATWOMAN TV Series Is Coming to The CW!


A BATWOMAN TV Series Is Coming to The CW!

Carla Harmon
July 18, 2018

Now Batwoman would become the first gay lead character - male or female - of a live-action superhero series.

The CW looks to continue their stock of superhero shows with the inclusion of Batwoman. An openly gay lesbian lead would be the first for The CW's DC Comics shows, though they've certainly been quite progressive with their characters over the years. The character will also be a highly-trained street fighter and is in the middle of her fight against the resurgence of criminal's in the fictional city.


However, she must "overcome her own demons" before emerging as a hero in Gotham City. Batwoman was erased from the comics decades later, only to be rebirthed in the early 2000's as a homosexual hero herself. Television where the company recently extended its overall deal. Johns also is producing the long-gestating Batgirl DC feature at Warner Bros., which switched writers this past spring.

Prolific producer Greg Berlanti - who has overseen numerous CW shows, as well as hit film Love, Simon - will executive produce the new show. Variety details that the project hasn't yet been picked up, but if it does, it's expected to premiere in 2019. Casting will begin soon to fill the role of Batwoman. Several of Batman's enemies have also made their way into the Arrow-verse, making the absence of the Bat-Family even odder.


First introduced in Detective Comics #233 and created by Edmond Hamilton and Sheldon Moldoff in 1956, Batwoman has gone through two different incarnations and they're both named Katherine. On TV, Batwoman first appeared in animated series Batman: The Brave and the Bold, which premiered on Cartoon Network in 2008.

Unfortunately, we're not quite sure just who will be playing the title character of Batwoman, either in the crossover special or the hopeful series itself, so feel free to start wishlisting and speculating now! 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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