The CW Developing Batwoman Series! Will Be First Solo-Show for a Lesbian Character!
Fans were very excited to learn Batwoman would appear in the upcoming Arrowverse crossover. And now, The CW is developing an actual Batwoman TV series. If the show does air (which is likely at this point), it will be the first solo show in the Arrowverse starring a lesbian character.
The current news comes from TVLine is that Batwoman will premiere sometime in 2019. While superhero blockbusters are still very behind when it comes to queer representation, it is good to see a different story on the small screen. The Arrowverse already has a number of queer characters in both leading and supporting roles. However, Batwoman will be the first solo-show for a lesbian character. It will join Supergirl as The CW’s second DC Comics-based TV series with a female lead.
I did not forget about queer character Sara Lance from Legends of Tomorrow, it’s just that she is a part of an ensemble.
Here’s the description for Batwoman!
Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane 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.
The upcoming series will be written by Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries). Dries will also serve as an executive producer with Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Geoff Johns. Dries is herself an out lesbian and that’s great!
Do you know the other thing that’s great? The CW is looking for an out lesbian actress, open ethnicity, to play age 25 to 29 (Kate Kane).
Look at The CW and the rest of the development team doing what they can to bring Kate Kane to the small screen in the best way possible.
Greg Berlanti has already signed a massive $300+ million deal with Warner Bros. Television Group, keeping him at the studio through 2024. So, I continue to expect awesome things from him as far as queer representation in the superhero genre goes.
Talking about queer talent making big bucks, Ryan Murphy also signed a $300 million deal with Netflix.
Are you looking forward to seeing a solo Batwoman TV series? Are you excited about her first appearance in the crossover event? Let us know!
(Update: August 7, 2018): Ruby Rose has been cast as Batwoman.
Farid has a Masters in Psychology and an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Arousing the Legacy, Missing in Somerville, The Game Master of Somerville, and The Escaped Murderer of Somerville. He gives us insight on comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.
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