It's official: The CW is moving forward with the Ruby Rose-led Batwoman series.
The caped crusader made her debut as the special guest for the network's three-way DC series crossover event "Elseworlds" on Dec. 10. Now, The CW has picked up a pilot for the standalone series that David Nutter, an Arrow and The Flash vet, will be directing. The show is slated for a 2019–2020 season and will be helmed by the mastermind of DC's small-screen universe, Greg Berlanti. The series will join the squad of popular DC series at The CW, which includes Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, and Black Lightning.
According to the show's official logline, Batwoman tells the story of Kate Kane, who, "armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, 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." And on May 7, the show's official Twitter account also posted a 20-second teaser, showing Rose in all her masked glory.
Rose's Batwoman is the first time that the character has appeared on any screen, so an entire series about her is amazing! The Vampire Diaries's Caroline Dries penned the script and executive produced along with Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Geoff Johns. Batwoman is the third member of the Bat family to get an onscreen adaptation, after Batman himself and Batgirl, whose stand-alone film is currently under development with Joss Whedon signed on to write, direct, and produce.