Batwoman TV Series Coming to CW Arrowverse

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Today, it was reported that the CW was developing a Batwoman television series and fans have taken to social media to share their thoughts on the news.

Caroline Dries will serve as the writer and executive producer on the project.

The CW is developing a "Batwoman" TV series, which would star the first openly gay superhero to headline a live-action show or movie.

"But don't call her a hero yet", the potential series' logline adds. However, like many bats that have come before her, Kate is haunted by the demons of her past, and must confront them before she can be the symbol of hope that Gotham so desperately needs.

Dries and Berlanti are slotted in to executive produce Batwoman, joine by Sarah Schechter and Geoff Johns.

The series will be just one the channel's DC offering, joining the ranks of Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow and more. The next crossover event between the shows premieres in December.

With Batwoman, the CW is following the strategy it used for The Flash, whose central character was introduced in a two-episode arc on Arrow in December 2013. Should it get picked up, the show would make its debut sometime next year.

This version of Batwoman, Kate Kane, was introduced in 2006 as a socialite who dons a cape and cowl to fight crime in Gotham City. The animated series Freedom Fighters: The Ray follows the openly gay superhero the Ray, voiced by Russell Tovey, who also played him in last year's Crisis on Earth-X crossover. Now Batwoman would become the first gay lead character - male or female - of a live-action superhero series. Dries has also been tapped as an executive producer.

Batwoman is getting her very own TV show.

If you care to go back to the character's beginning, you should get your paws on a copy of Detective Comics #233 (1956), in which Kate was introduced as a love interest for Batman. On film, Batwoman appeared in Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman, voiced by Kyra Sedgwick, a 2002 direct-to-video animated film based on animated series The New Batman Adventures. But in the comics, she mostly exists on the periphery of Batman's "family" of orphans and Batgirls - she is a badass independent agent who doesn't need no Batman.



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