"Batwoman" TV series to join The CW’s Arrowverse !!!
DC’s first openly-gay superhero will get her time to shine!!! Another #superhero
will be joining The #CW
’s impressive #DC
lineup: Batwoman. A series starring the character is officially in development, #Variety
reports, and if it’s picked up, will debut in 2019.
-iteration of #Batwoman
is already set to be in the annual #Arrowverse
crossover, where the four DC shows on CW — #Arrow
, and #Supergirl
— combine forces. The Arrowverse has previously mentioned #BruceWayne
and Wayne Tech, teasing a #Batman
connection. Despite countless live-action interpretations of her male counterpart, this will be Batwoman’s first live-action appearance.
Though a “Bat-Woman” character was present as early as 1956, the current iteration of Batwoman — #KateKane
— was introduced in DC’s #New52
series. Her story was solidified under writer #GregRucka
and artist J.H. Williams III and unlike the SilverAge Batwoman, who was romantically linked with Batman, the modern Kate Kane is a lesbian. A former army cadet who was booted under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Kate Kane sought a new way to serve justice and found her call as a masked vigilante.
While Batwoman is not the only #LGBTQ
character in the Batman comics, she’s set important milestones by being the first openly gay DC superhero and proposing to her girlfriend, Gotham City Police Detective #MaggieSawyer
, in 2013. She’s one of the highest-profile gay superheroes in comics.
The Batwoman series will be produced and written by Caroline Dries, who has previously worked with the CW on #TheVampireDiaries
. Dries also served as a writer on #Smallville
, the pre-Superman #ClarkKent
series, so she’s not unfamiliar with DCEntertainment. Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, along with #GeoffJohns
(former head of DC Entertainment), are set to executive produce.
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