Sunday nights will be super… and, er batty. ‘Supergirl’ and ‘Batwoman’ will create a female superblock on Sunday nights this fall. Last season, ‘Supergirl’ shared the night with another freshman series, ‘Charmed’, which is moving to Fridays this fall. Meanwhile, Ruby Rose’s Batwoman made her debut during last winter’s “Elseworlds” crossover, before being given her own show.
To hype the pairing, The CW has released a “World’s Finest” trailer. Check it out below:
‘Supergirl’ will be flying into its fifth season, which is said to be adapting the “Leviathan” storyline from the comics, in which a terrorist group targets technology, which they view as “corrupting” the world. They are reported to “seek a brutal reboot.”
Speaking of reboots, rumors abound that this winter’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover event will finally merge the reality of ‘Supergirl’ into the same world as the rest of the “Arrowverse” shows, which may help things as ‘Supergirl’ (which was imported over from CBS, where it debuted) has always been seen as slightly “other” to ‘Arrow’ and ‘The Flash’.
Meanwhile, ‘Batwoman’ will essentially replace ‘Arrow’ which will end after ten upcoming episodes. Like Oliver Queen, Kate Kane will operate at street level, taking on mostly non-metahuman threats. The first few episodes will be a flashback to before ‘Elseworlds’ and will depict Kate’s assumption of the identity of Batwoman, the protector of Gotham in the absence of her cousin, Bruce Wayne/Batman.
Should ‘Supergirl’ shift into the same reality as the other shows, it would make it easier for the two female leads to meet up on occasion.
As Rose previously expressed, at the time of ‘Elseworlds’:
“I loved seeing that iconic moment of Batwoman and Supergirl. I do believe that there will be more of that. We are going to potentially do more work together.”
‘Batwoman’ executive producer Caroline Dries also teased:
“We’re going to see that bond evolve into a Kate/Kara friendship.”
‘Batwoman’ will make its series premiere on Sunday, October 6, at 8 pm EST, followed by the Season 5 premiere of ‘Supergirl’ at 9 pm.