The CW is developing a television series revolving around Kate Kane, a character better known to comic book fans as Batwoman.
Greg Berlanti is once again teaming up with The CW to create a new television project focusing on Batwoman. Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries) is writing the script and executive producing the series. Sarah Schechter of Berlanti Productions and Geoff Johns are also on board as executive producers.
Here’s the official logline for the Batwoman series:
Batwoman revolves around Kate Kane, who, armed with a passion for social justice and 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.
A casting notice for the role of Batwoman is expected to go out shortly, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Batwoman is making her small screen debut in this year’s Arrowverse crossover event.
Batwoman was first introduced in Detective Comics back in 1956 as Kathy Kane. She was one of the first vigilantes to make up the “Batman Family.” The character was reimagined for DC’s New 52 as Kate Kane, a Jewish lesbian who protects Gotham City as Batwoman.
Keep an eye on Heroic Hollywood as more details on this project come out.
10 Actresses Who Should Play Batwoman In The Arrowverse
It was just revealed that Batwoman herself will make an appearance in the next major Arrow crossover. After including characters like The Flash and Supergirl, Kate Kane herself is swinging into the Arrowverse. The character has been featured in animated DC projects, but she has never appeared in live-action before.
A talented actress is needed to bring such a strong character to life. Batwoman is just as fierce a fighter as her cousin Batman and she has a unique view on the world. An ex-soldier who was raised by her obsessive father, Kate Kane picked up the Batwoman mantle separate from her cousin’s decision to fight crime in Gotham. She has no problem putting herself in harm’s way to protect others and she’s also an intelligent tactician who will challenge Oliver Queen for the top slot in Arrow’s Justice League.
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