Ever since Ruby Rose was introduced as ‘Batwoman’ on the last major The CW crossover we’ve all been dying to see her have her own series. Now that is happening, and a massive synopsis with character details, two new stills from the series, and a new poster have been revealed!
First up, we’ve learned that the series is slated for Sunday nights at 8-9pm to lead into ‘Supergirl’ and deliver an all-female superhero night that’ll pack a punch!
Now, for the extremely extensive synopsis which shares what the show will be about:
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.
We have two fun shots to share with you as well! The first of which gives us a look at the missing Batman’s crimefighting uniform which would suggest that we’re actually in the Batcave. It isn’t clear if we’ll see Kate fighting crime from the Caped Crusader’s base of operations, but it wouldn’t surprise me to see it happen considering she is taking over much of Wayne’s role for the series.
Next up is an image that comic fans are going to be thrilled to see. Kane is known for riding her motorcycle, and this just looks to be an iconic shot made just for those who are thrilled to see this live-action take on her!
As to who is working behind the scenes on the show, it has been revealed that the creative team consists of “Based on the characters from DC, BATWOMAN is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl”), Caroline Dries (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Smallville”), Geoff Johns (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Titans”) and Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl”). David Nutter (“Game of Thrones,” “The Flash,” “Arrow”) and Marcos Siega (“The Vampire Diaries,” “You”) executive produced the pilot.”
What did you think of the synopsis and first shots and poster for ‘Batwoman’? Are you excited that The CW is going to be able to give us one of the best members of the Bat-family to be created so far? Share your thoughts in the comments below!