Excitement is building for The CW’s ‘Batwoman’, its newest addition to its DC Comics line of original series. Ruby Rose stars as the titular hero, also known as Kate Kane, Bruce Wayne’s cousin who returns to Gotham City and picks up where the errant Dark Knight left off. Rose’s Batwoman made her debut during last fall’s “Elseworlds” crossover between ‘Arrow’, ‘The Flash’, and ‘Supergirl’, and The CW released a short teaser clip when it was announced that ‘Batwoman’ had been ordered to series. But now comes the first full-length trailer and it looks pretty amazing!
Have a look-see and then we’ll discuss:
As you can see, the pilot takes a step back to show how Kate Kane adopted the Batwoman identity. Basically, she discovers that Bruce was Batman and decides to adopt his crusade, with the help of Luke Fox (Camrus Johnson). After her first exploit, wearing a full-head cowl, she wants to make sure the public knows she is a woman, which will no doubt lead to her more familiar mask with long flowing red wig.
I must say, Ruby Rose is SEXY A.F. in this clip! She was born to play this role, and I think this is the part that her fans have been dying to see her in.
Last fall, while filming “Elseworlds,” Rose discussed portraying Batwoman:
“The fact that she is an outwardly gay superhero, which is something growing up I would’ve loved to have seen on my TV, was a big deciding factor as to why I was so passionate about the role. This [role] just meant a lot more to me because I could relate in so many ways and, at the same time, felt like this was a job that would give me a purpose every day coming into work beyond just getting to live my dream, which is acting, and would be far more rewarding than anything I’ve done in the past.”
‘Batwoman’ hails from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television with executive producers the “Arrowverse”s Greg Berlanti, Geoff Johns, and Sarah Schechter, plus Caroline Dries (‘The Vampire Diaries’, ‘Smallville’). Also serving as EPs on the pilot are David Nutter, and Marcos Siega.
The release of the trailer follows those of the show’s synopsis and photos. ‘Batwoman’ joins The CW lineup this fall. Check back for updates!
Below is the full synopsis:
Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) never planned to be Gotham’s new vigilante. Three years after Batman mysteriously disappeared, Gotham is a city in despair. Without the Caped Crusader, the Gotham City Police Department was overrun and outgunned by criminal gangs. Enter Jacob Kane (Dougray Scott) and his military-grade Crows Private Security, which now protects the city with omnipresent firepower and militia. Years before, Jacob’s first wife and daughter were killed in the crossfire of Gotham crime. He sent his only surviving daughter, Kate Kane, away from Gotham for her safety. After a dishonorable discharge from military school and years of brutal survival training, Kate returns home when the Alice in Wonderland gang targets her father and his security firm, by kidnapping his best Crow officer Sophie Moore (Meagan Tandy). Although remarried to wealthy socialite Catherine Hamilton-Kane (Elizabeth Anweis), who bankrolls the Crows, Jacob is still struggling with the family he lost, while keeping Kate –– the daughter he still has –– at a distance. But Kate is a woman who’s done asking for permission. In order to help her family and her city, she’ll have to become the one thing her father loathes –– a dark knight vigilante. With the help of her compassionate stepsister, Mary (Nicole Kang), and the crafty Luke Fox (Camrus Johnson), the son of Wayne Enterprises’ tech guru Lucius Fox, Kate Kane continues the legacy of her missing cousin, Bruce Wayne, as Batwoman. Still holding a flame for her ex-girlfriend, Sophie, Kate uses everything in her power to combat the dark machinations of the psychotic Alice (Rachel Skarsten), who’s always somewhere slipping between sane and insane. Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate soars through the shadowed streets of Gotham as Batwoman. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, she must first overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.