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The CW Orders Batwoman Pilot

After making her debut in the latest Arrowverse crossover, Elseworlds, The CW is officially moving forward with a Batwoman solo series by ordering a pilot for the hero.

The network ordered a development for the series last summer with Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries) penning the pilot, while she, Sarah Schecter (Riverdale), Geoff Johns (Aquaman) and Greg Berlanti (The Flash) will executive produce the project.

The official synopsis for the pilot reads as follows: “Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.”

Batwoman made her live-action debut with her appearance in the Elseworlds crossover portrayed by John Wick: Chapter 2‘s Ruby Rose and was often singled out amongst the positive reviews for the crossover for her introduction and performance.

“Our goal was trying to create set ups, story-wise where we could meet her, kind of be intrigued by her, introduce Gotham a little bit,” Caroline Dries, who is penning “Batwoman,” said during a Q&A session last month at the network’s Burbank offices.

The pilot will be directed by The Flash alum David Nutter and if ordered to series will join the five other DC Comics series currently on the air for the network, including Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow and Black Lightning.

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First Look Photo of Ruby Rose as Batwoman Released

The CW has released a first look photo of Ruby Rose suited up as Batwoman, who will first appear in the annual DC superhero crossover event, titled Elseworlds, as well as the Batwoman series that is currently in development from producer Greg Berlanti.

Elseworlds, the annual Arrowverse crossover, will take place in Gotham City. The crossover will start with The Flash on Sunday, December 9. Arrow will continue the story on Monday, December 10, before it all comes to an end in Supergirl on Tuesday, December 11. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is sitting out of this year’s event, and Black Lightning has yet to establish any firm links with the Arrowverse.

This story will mark Ruby Rose’s debut as Kate Kane, a.k.a. Batwoman. While Kate is Bruce Wayne’s cousin in the DC Universe, the Batman isn’t expected to appear in this story or anywhere else in the Arrowverse any time soon. That said, Batman does exist in this world, and Oliver Queen called him out by name last season on Arrow.

In the CW’s Batwoman, written by Caroline Dries based on the DC characters, armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane (Rose) soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence. But don’t call her hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.

The potential Batwoman series helms from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Dries will executive produce alongside Berlanti and Sarah Schechter. Former DC Entertainment president Geoff Johns is set to executive produce through his new Mad Ghost Productions banner.

Batwoman, aka Kate Kane, is one of several vigilantes who protect Gotham. The character was first introduced in Detective Comics in 1956 and was reimagined for DC Comics’ New 52 as a Jewish lesbian. Kane is a wealthy heiress who becomes inspired by Batman and chooses to also put her wealth and resources towards a campaign to fight crime as a masked vigilante in her home of Gotham City. Arrow and The Flash have both teased that Gotham City did exist in the Arrow-verse, such as when Amell’s Oliver Queen name-dropped Bruce Wayne during this season of Arrow.

The next CW crossover event is set to air in December 2018. If the Batwoman pilot is picked up, the series could air in 2019.

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Ruby Rose Suits Up As Batwoman

The ever-expanding world of The CW’s “Arrowverse” is about to get a new corner…and a trailblazing new hero.

Ruby Rose, the charismatic actress who has stolen the show in Orange is the New Black and in movies like xXx: Return of Xander Cage, John Wick Chapter 2 and the upcoming “Jurassic shark” thriller The Meg, has landed the role of Batwoman in next season’s crossover event. Stephen Amell first announced that the character would be a prominent part of the crossover last May at upfronts, an exciting announcement that was further teased this summer at Comic-Con with a new trailer.

Rose will be playing the Kate Kane version of the character, who, armed with a passion for social justice and flair for speaking her mind, soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence. But don’t call her a hero yet—in a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.

Kate Kane was first introduced in 2006 in the weekly comic series 52 and to this date remains one of DC’s most prominent gay superheroes. The daughter of a prominent Colonel and cousin to Bruce Wayne, in the comics, Kate has a tragic childhood in which her mother and sister are both killed after being abducted and taken hostage, leaving her to be raised by her father. Eventually accepted to West Point, Kate does very well academically until it’s discovered that she’s in a lesbian relationship with another student and chooses to leave the school rather than lie about who she is. Over time, inspired by Gotham’s most famous vigilante, Kate finds a new way to fight for justice under the guise of Batwoman.

Since then, Kate Kane’s Batwoman has remained an important part of the Bat-family, anchoring both Detective Comics on occasion and her own self-titled ongoing. She also appeared in the recent animated movie Batman: Bad Blood and in DC video games like DC Universe Online and LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. This will be her first live action appearance.

Rose is an apt choice for the role, as she’s both demonstrated a penchant for action and is a member of the LGBTQ community. She also physically fits the part, has shown real breadth in her acting, and if her past roles are any indication, can throw down with the best of them.

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