In May, Stephen Amell revealed that this fall’s crossover between The CW’s shows ‘Arrow’, ‘The Flash’, ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ and ‘Supergirl’ would take place in Gotham City and would guest-star Batwoman, in her first live-action appearance.  This crossover was said to be headed in the opposite direction from the ambitious ‘Invasion’ and ‘Crisis on Earth-X’ storylines, with a smaller, more intimate tale.  But it turns out The CW still has some pretty ambitious plans.  It has now been revealed that this crossover, the name of which hasn’t been announced, is being used as a launch pad for a separate ‘Batwoman’ TV show to premiere in 2019.

As the logline reads:

“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.”

At this time, a script is being developed and will be penned by Caroline Dries, who previously wrote for ‘Smallville’ and served as executive story editor.  Dries will also be an executive producer along with Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Geoff Johns under his new Mad Ghost Productions banner.  Among Dries’ other credits include ‘Melrose Place’ and ‘The Vampire Diaries’.

In the comics, Batwoman/Kate Kane was romantically involved with Maggie Sawyer and the pair eventually got engaged.  Maggie Sawyer has appeared on ‘Supergirl’, portrayed by Floriana Lima, so there is a strong possibility that the TV show could follow the comics pretty closely.  Or ‘Batwoman’ could introduce Renee Montoya, a hard-drinking disgraced ex-police detective that Kate also had a relationship with.

It’s unknown if The CW simply plans to add ‘Batwoman’ to its current line up, or… if it is a replacement.  After all, in addition to the four “Arrowverse” shows, the network also airs ‘Black Lightning’ another DC-based show that is unconnected to the rest.  Is there room for a fifth?

It’s possible that more info will be revealed at San Diego Comic-Con, but it may be too early for that.  But check back for any updates we learn.

Source: Entertainment Weekly