With ‘Arrow’ having recently announced its end date, a lot of eyes are turning to ‘Batwoman’ as the “new guard” of the CW’s live-action DC superhero shows, and are more curious than ever for any details about the freshmen series coming to the network. The latest information on the series comes to us from executive producer Greg Berlanti, who spoke recently at the INTV Conference in Jerusalem, Israel, the prolific producer clearly being very excited by the upcoming project.

While speaking to Deadline at the event, Berlanti let some details slip about when the ‘Batwoman’ pilot would take place, stating that the:

“…origin story that we set up predates the crossover; it’s a story prior to the crossover.”

Aside from that, we also know about a few characters who will be joining Kate Kane (aka Batwoman) in the series, including Alice (Rachel Skarsten), the chief antagonist of the series who heads the Lewis Carroll themed Wonderland Gang, Jacob Kane (Dougray Scott), Batwoman’s father and commander of a private security force in Gotham known as The Crows who dislike vigilantes in general, Catherin Hamilton-Kane (Elizabeth Anweis), Batwoman’s step-mother and one of the most powerful and wealthy citizens of Gotham who thinks Batwoman is bad for business, Sophie Moore (Meagan Tandy) a high level private security agent with a soft-spot for Kate Kane, Mary Hamilton (Nicole Kang), Batwoman’s step-sister who is well-liked in the poorer communities in Gotham for her charity work, and Luke Fox (Camrus Johnson), son of Lucius Fox who continues his father’s legacy in Wayne Enterprises’s R&D Department and helps keep Wayne Tower safe.

Aside from the cast, the pilot of the series is written by Caroline Dries and directed by Marcos Siega, with the show being produced by Dries, Berlanti, and Sarah Schecter (both of Berlanti Productions), David Nutter, and Geoff Johns under his new Mad Ghost Productions banner.

According to Berlanti when asked how the pilot is coming along:

The real question, of course, is, are you excited to see ‘Batwoman’ the series coming to the CW? Do you have any thoughts on why the pilot would take place prior to the crossover? Is there a chance the timeline will work this way so we can see Bruce Wayne/ Batman leave Gotham and see Kate Kane’s choice to take up the mantle? Feel free to share your thoughts and theories in the comments below!