Earlier this year, The CW announced at its Upfronts presentation that Batwoman would be appearing the DC crossover event for the upcoming season. This week, it was announced that the character would be getting her own show on the network, headed up by Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti, and Caroline Dries. Today at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2018, we’re given a teaser for the big event.
The video starts by showing clips from each DC show on the network, highlighting characters like The Flash, Supergirl, Green Arrow, Sara Lance, Black Lightning, and their cohorts against their nemeses from the past season. The clips are framed around comic book pages and comic drawings of the characters, similar to the promo video shared last year.
It then shifts, first teasing a Batman-like Flash symbol in the sky. Images from comics referencing Batman are shown along with clips from the shows referencing Gotham, vigilantes, and the Bat-family the screen reads “This December from the shadows a new hero will rise.” Then a red Bat symbol is shown and Kate Kane, aka Batwoman is appears.
Kate Kane assumed the mantle of Batwoman in 2006, though the character has been around in various forms since 1956. The synopsis for Batwoman is as follows, “Batwoman revolves around Kate Kane, 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.”
The character has not been cast yet, but the network is currently seeking a lesbian actress of any ethnicity. Here is the casting description for the character:
Kate is fully aware of how bad-ass she is whenever she enters a room, even though she prefers to put a smile on your face. Young Ms. Kane is physically and intellectually confident while being a woman who is proud to be openly gay. However, Kate still deals with her inner demons that go back to her history with her dad. Their relationship is quite complicated as she struggles to get praise from him. She once aspired to have a successful military career, but those dreams sadly came to an end as she was kicked out of West Point once she came out of the closet. But that didn’t stop her from becoming the crime-fighting vigilante known as Batwoman. Striking fear into the criminals she fights, Kate is someone who must also fight the complications of living a double life, both as a citizen and hero of Gotham. While she has her shield up when fighting criminals, she lets herself be vulnerable when dating women.
The DC crossover will take place in December 2018.
What do you think of this news? Are you glad there will be a second female-centric superhero show on The CW?
Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC)