How ‘Elseworlds’ Sets Up Batwoman’s Solo TV Show

(Warning: The following story contains spoilers from Monday night’s episode of “Arrow”)

Viewers finally got to meet Ruby Rose’s Batwoman in Monday night’s “Arrow” episode, which also shows the first look at the “Arrowverse” version of Gotham City.

While the episode mostly sticks to the “Elseworlds” crossover plot, it does lay out some of the groundwork for the upcoming “Batwoman” solo TV show, though the hints of what’s to come are more subtle. “Nothing really that would stand out, but in hindsight, might resonate,” Caroline Dries, who co-wrote the episode and is spearheading the “Batwoman” project, told reporters during a Q&A session at The CW’s Burbank offices. “We created it with a bigger story in mind.”

In the episode, Arrow and The Flash (with Grant Gustin and Stephen Amell playing body-swapped versions of their characters), along with Supergirl, head to Gotham City to try and figure out why the two heroes are having a “Freaky Friday” situation. They end up at Wayne Tower, which is an abandoned building, and that’s where the “Arrowverse” gets its first mention that, yes, Batman exists in this world, but he, along with Bruce Wayne, fled Gotham City about three years ago.

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Though Oliver isn’t so sure Batman existed — itself a meta-joke that “Arrow” couldn’t mention Batman until now — they find the old bat-signal at the top of Wayne Tower. While the three are arguing over whether or not Batman was real, they run into Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) at the decrepit Wayne Tower, which she’s working out of and helping to get remodeled.

“Our goal was trying to create set ups story-wise where we could meet her, kind of be intrigued by her, introduce Gotham a little bit,” Dries said.

The bat-signal had a cover over it, which makes it seem like it hasn’t been used in awhile. However, it’s very possible Kate had it moved over from the top of Gotham City PD, where it’s typically depicted in Batman films and TV. It’s a hint that she’ll be re-using it for a Batwoman signal, though it’s not clear in the episode if the citizens of Gotham City know about Batwoman yet.

Dries explained that they had first had the idea to bring Batwoman into the “Arrowverse,” but “it took awhile for Warner Bros. and DC to come together.” Once they got the go-ahead, Dries says, “Greg [Berlanti] was like ‘lets use the crossover to introduce her.’”

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For her part, “Arrow” showrunner Beth Schwartz said they always knew the crossover was going use the “Arrow” portion for a big introduction. “We always knew, on our side of things, we were introducing someone,” she sais. “But we didn’t know who it was for awhile.”

Batwoman only makes a brief appearance in costume at the end of the episode when everyone is at Arkham Asylum. And like her more-famous cousin, she broods around and basically wants all of the other heroes to get out of Gotham once they find John Deegan (Jeremy Davies), the Arkham-based doctor who is the reason that Oliver Queen and Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) have swapped identities.

But since the “Arrowverse” trio met Kate Kane before she got into costume, Supergirl is quickly able to deduce who Batwoman really is (she does have x-ray vision, after all). She also appears to be the only one who knows that Bruce Wayne is/was the Batman, telling Batwoman that she also has a more-famous heroic cousin, describing themselves as “frenemies.”

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“It was important for us to sort of humanize Kate in a way that made her relatable to the other characters in the ‘Arrowverse,’ even though we’re creating sort of an enigmatic character,” Dries explained. “Kara obviously has this cousin, she’s sort of in his shadow, and her story is getting out of his shadow and that’s exactly Kate’s story. It was just important for us to find a moment for them to bond.”

The episode is as much of an intro to Gotham City as it is to Batwoman. The first thing that happens when the three CW heroes show up in Gotham City is they all get attacked by muggers in broad daylight. “We were just trying to create a, with the music and the exteriors and the alleys and the grime, we were just trying to create sort of an uncomfortable city,” Dries said.  “Being mugged instantaneously is a great way to personify the vibe we’re going for.”

She explained that the biggest challenge was finding a way to create a unique Gotham City, since it’s been depicted in so many different forms over the years. Dries said they based the look of their Gotham more on Chicago, similar to what Christopher Nolan did for his “Dark Knight” film trilogy.

“We just loved the idea of Chicago. It just really feels like the cityscape we were going for,” Dries says. “There’s a million different versions of it so its kind of hard to do a new version,” says Dries.

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(Warning: The following story contains spoilers from Monday night’s episode of “Arrow”)

Viewers finally got to meet Ruby Rose’s Batwoman in Monday night’s “Arrow” episode, which also shows the first look at the “Arrowverse” version of Gotham City.

While the episode mostly sticks to the “Elseworlds” crossover plot, it does lay out some of the groundwork for the upcoming “Batwoman” solo TV show, though the hints of what’s to come are more subtle. “Nothing really that would stand out, but in hindsight, might resonate,” Caroline Dries, who co-wrote the episode and is spearheading the “Batwoman” project, told reporters during a Q&A session at The CW’s Burbank offices. “We created it with a bigger story in mind.”

In the episode, Arrow and The Flash (with Grant Gustin and Stephen Amell playing body-swapped versions of their characters), along with Supergirl, head to Gotham City to try and figure out why the two heroes are having a “Freaky Friday” situation. They end up at Wayne Tower, which is an abandoned building, and that’s where the “Arrowverse” gets its first mention that, yes, Batman exists in this world, but he, along with Bruce Wayne, fled Gotham City about three years ago.

Though Oliver isn’t so sure Batman existed — itself a meta-joke that “Arrow” couldn’t mention Batman until now — they find the old bat-signal at the top of Wayne Tower. While the three are arguing over whether or not Batman was real, they run into Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) at the decrepit Wayne Tower, which she’s working out of and helping to get remodeled.

“Our goal was trying to create set ups story-wise where we could meet her, kind of be intrigued by her, introduce Gotham a little bit,” Dries said.

The bat-signal had a cover over it, which makes it seem like it hasn’t been used in awhile. However, it’s very possible Kate had it moved over from the top of Gotham City PD, where it’s typically depicted in Batman films and TV. It’s a hint that she’ll be re-using it for a Batwoman signal, though it’s not clear in the episode if the citizens of Gotham City know about Batwoman yet.

Dries explained that they had first had the idea to bring Batwoman into the “Arrowverse,” but “it took awhile for Warner Bros. and DC to come together.” Once they got the go-ahead, Dries says, “Greg [Berlanti] was like ‘lets use the crossover to introduce her.'”

For her part, “Arrow” showrunner Beth Schwartz said they always knew the crossover was going use the “Arrow” portion for a big introduction. “We always knew, on our side of things, we were introducing someone,” she sais. “But we didn’t know who it was for awhile.”

Batwoman only makes a brief appearance in costume at the end of the episode when everyone is at Arkham Asylum. And like her more-famous cousin, she broods around and basically wants all of the other heroes to get out of Gotham once they find John Deegan (Jeremy Davies), the Arkham-based doctor who is the reason that Oliver Queen and Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) have swapped identities.

But since the “Arrowverse” trio met Kate Kane before she got into costume, Supergirl is quickly able to deduce who Batwoman really is (she does have x-ray vision, after all). She also appears to be the only one who knows that Bruce Wayne is/was the Batman, telling Batwoman that she also has a more-famous heroic cousin, describing themselves as “frenemies.”

“It was important for us to sort of humanize Kate in a way that made her relatable to the other characters in the ‘Arrowverse,’ even though we’re creating sort of an enigmatic character,” Dries explained. “Kara obviously has this cousin, she’s sort of in his shadow, and her story is getting out of his shadow and that’s exactly Kate’s story. It was just important for us to find a moment for them to bond.”

The episode is as much of an intro to Gotham City as it is to Batwoman. The first thing that happens when the three CW heroes show up in Gotham City is they all get attacked by muggers in broad daylight. “We were just trying to create a, with the music and the exteriors and the alleys and the grime, we were just trying to create sort of an uncomfortable city,” Dries said.  “Being mugged instantaneously is a great way to personify the vibe we’re going for.”

She explained that the biggest challenge was finding a way to create a unique Gotham City, since it’s been depicted in so many different forms over the years. Dries said they based the look of their Gotham more on Chicago, similar to what Christopher Nolan did for his “Dark Knight” film trilogy.

“We just loved the idea of Chicago. It just really feels like the cityscape we were going for,” Dries says. “There’s a million different versions of it so its kind of hard to do a new version,” says Dries.

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‘Elseworlds’: DC Vault Opens Wider Than Ever to ‘Arrowverse,’ But Batman Remains Off-Limits

(Warning: The following story includes spoilers for Monday night’s “Arrow” episode)

The CW’s “Arrowverse” finally got to pay a visit to the most famous city in the DC Comics universe this side of Metropolis: Gotham City.

This makes Monday’s “Arrow” episode a landmark event in The CW’s “Arrowverse,” because — despite Fox airing “Gotham,” which is set years before Batman shows up — anything to do with the Caped Crusader or his city was always considered a no-fly zone by Warner Bros. and DC brass. Until now.

“DC doesn’t let you say ‘Batman,’ [or] have anything about Gotham City,” Caroline Dries, who co-wrote Monday’s “Arrow” episode and is spearheading the solo “Batwoman” project, told reporters. “Now, all of a sudden, you can do stuff. For a bunch of geeks like us, you’re in heaven.”

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“Arrow” showrunner Beth Schwartz added that for years they had tried to weave in at least a reference to Gotham City, but outside of a brief Bruce Wayne namedrop, DC and Warner Bros. rebuffed them at every turn. “We tried, so many times,” she said. “It was kind of shocking.”

But now, DC and Warner Bros. are prying open their massive comics vault wider to The CW, allowing for The Flash, Arrow and Supergirl to spend an entire episode in Gotham’s city limits, where they (and viewers) are treated to the first look of Ruby Rose’s Kate Kane, better known as Batwoman.

And in doing so, Monday’s episode also includes the first mention of any kind in the “Arrowverse” of Batman himself. Yes, he does — or at least, he did at one point — exist in the CW universe, even though Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell, who is playing a body-swapped version of The Flash in this episode) argues that he’s just a myth to scare criminals. But when they go to the top of a decrepit Wayne Tower, the Bat-signal is there, even if it’s no longer in use.

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Schwartz explained that Oliver’s disbelief of the Batman was a meta-joke because when they first debuted “Arrow” in 2012, any hint of Batman was off limits. “We introduce him as being the first vigilante so it was kind poking fun at that a little bit, and him being very defensive,” she said.

And the Batman references don’t stop there. Arkham Asylum, where the back half of the episode takes place, is gushing with Batman lore. This is most notable with the names on the cell doors, which include the likes of “Cobblepot,” “Nygma” and “Isley.” Other references include a shot of a freeze-ray gun that is labeled the property of one “V. Fries” and both Oliver and Barry get drugged with a vile of fear toxin that falls from the shelves during a fight. And if you weren’t sure whose toxin that was, the name “J. Crane” is on the label.

“There’s so much Batman mythology out there available to people,” Dries said, though she added that they tried to remix some of it, if only because there have been so many different versions of Batman and Gotham City. For example, Nora Fries (Cassandra Jean) — the wife of Victor Fries (better known as Mr. Freeze) — picks up the freeze-ray gun and fights Killer Frost (“Flash’s” Danielle Panabaker), much like her husband would have. “Our thought was, let’s do something different, but also familiar.”

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So now that the “Arrowverse” has not only visited Gotham City but confirmed Batman’s existence, does that mean the Caped Crusader could eventually find his way to The CW? Not so fast.

“That’s the one where they cut you off,” says Dries, but she’s not fully giving up hope that Kate Kane’s more famous cousin could show up some day. “Slowly but surely, we’ll just keep picking away at it.”

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(Warning: The following story includes spoilers for Monday night’s “Arrow” episode)

The CW’s “Arrowverse” finally got to pay a visit to the most famous city in the DC Comics universe this side of Metropolis: Gotham City.

This makes Monday’s “Arrow” episode a landmark event in The CW’s “Arrowverse,” because — despite Fox airing “Gotham,” which is set years before Batman shows up — anything to do with the Caped Crusader or his city was always considered a no-fly zone by Warner Bros. and DC brass. Until now.

“DC doesn’t let you say ‘Batman,’ [or] have anything about Gotham City,” Caroline Dries, who co-wrote Monday’s “Arrow” episode and is spearheading the solo “Batwoman” project, told reporters. “Now, all of a sudden, you can do stuff. For a bunch of geeks like us, you’re in heaven.”

“Arrow” showrunner Beth Schwartz added that for years they had tried to weave in at least a reference to Gotham City, but outside of a brief Bruce Wayne namedrop, DC and Warner Bros. rebuffed them at every turn. “We tried, so many times,” she said. “It was kind of shocking.”

But now, DC and Warner Bros. are prying open their massive comics vault wider to The CW, allowing for The Flash, Arrow and Supergirl to spend an entire episode in Gotham’s city limits, where they (and viewers) are treated to the first look of Ruby Rose’s Kate Kane, better known as Batwoman.

And in doing so, Monday’s episode also includes the first mention of any kind in the “Arrowverse” of Batman himself. Yes, he does — or at least, he did at one point — exist in the CW universe, even though Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell, who is playing a body-swapped version of The Flash in this episode) argues that he’s just a myth to scare criminals. But when they go to the top of a decrepit Wayne Tower, the Bat-signal is there, even if it’s no longer in use.

Schwartz explained that Oliver’s disbelief of the Batman was a meta-joke because when they first debuted “Arrow” in 2012, any hint of Batman was off limits. “We introduce him as being the first vigilante so it was kind poking fun at that a little bit, and him being very defensive,” she said.

And the Batman references don’t stop there. Arkham Asylum, where the back half of the episode takes place, is gushing with Batman lore. This is most notable with the names on the cell doors, which include the likes of “Cobblepot,” “Nygma” and “Isley.” Other references include a shot of a freeze-ray gun that is labeled the property of one “V. Fries” and both Oliver and Barry get drugged with a vile of fear toxin that falls from the shelves during a fight. And if you weren’t sure whose toxin that was, the name “J. Crane” is on the label.

“There’s so much Batman mythology out there available to people,” Dries said, though she added that they tried to remix some of it, if only because there have been so many different versions of Batman and Gotham City. For example, Nora Fries (Cassandra Jean) — the wife of Victor Fries (better known as Mr. Freeze) — picks up the freeze-ray gun and fights Killer Frost (“Flash’s” Danielle Panabaker), much like her husband would have. “Our thought was, let’s do something different, but also familiar.”

So now that the “Arrowverse” has not only visited Gotham City but confirmed Batman’s existence, does that mean the Caped Crusader could eventually find his way to The CW? Not so fast.

“That’s the one where they cut you off,” says Dries, but she’s not fully giving up hope that Kate Kane’s more famous cousin could show up some day. “Slowly but surely, we’ll just keep picking away at it.”

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‘Flash’-‘Arrow’-‘Supergirl’ DC Crossover Review: Bring On The ‘Batwoman’ Series

How tough is Gotham City on tourists? That’s the lesson that awaits three out-of-town superheroes — Green Arrow, Supergirl and the Flash — as they  (and The CW network) all test their luck in Batman’s hometown in a three-night s…

How tough is Gotham City on tourists? That’s the lesson that awaits three out-of-town superheroes — Green Arrow, Supergirl and the Flash — as they  (and The CW network) all test their luck in Batman’s hometown in a three-night superhero crossover event that begins tonight on The Flash (8 EST/PST). The CW has made an annual tradition of these epic crossover events and this year’s edition brings together the title heroes from three of the network’s five live-action DC Comics…

‘Arrowverse’ Crossover: ‘Supergirl’ Star Melissa Benoist Shares Photo With Ruby Rose as Batwoman (Photo)

It looks like Supergirl and Batwoman are fast friends.

“Supergirl” star Melissa Benoist shared a photo with Ruby Rose as Batwoman to Instagram on Friday, making us even more excited for the upcoming “Arrowverse” crossover on The CW. “indicative of my excitement that she’s here and kicking ass,” she captioned the photo.

The crossover — titled “Elseworlds” — will introduce Rose as the out superhero before getting her own show on The CW from from executive producers Greg Berlanti and Caroline Dries.

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Benoist has been busy sharing photos for fans since production started on the three-night event.

Last week, she shared a photo with Tyler Hoechlin, who is reprising his role as Superman for the “Elseworlds”-themed crossover, and Elizabeth Tulloch, who will be joining the heroes as Lois Lane.

“Two kryptonians and a journalist walk into a crossover,” Benoist captioned that one.

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The crossover event will cause a few shakeups to the network’s regular schedule. “The Flash,” which usually airs on Tuesdays, will kick off the three-night crossover on Sunday, Dec. 9, followed by “Arrow” on its regular Monday night, and then “Supergirl” — which airs on Sundays this season — in a special slot on Tuesday.

For everything we know about the crossover, head over here.

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It looks like Supergirl and Batwoman are fast friends.

“Supergirl” star Melissa Benoist shared a photo with Ruby Rose as Batwoman to Instagram on Friday, making us even more excited for the upcoming “Arrowverse” crossover on The CW. “indicative of my excitement that she’s here and kicking ass,” she captioned the photo.

The crossover — titled “Elseworlds” — will introduce Rose as the out superhero before getting her own show on The CW from from executive producers Greg Berlanti and Caroline Dries.

Benoist has been busy sharing photos for fans since production started on the three-night event.

Last week, she shared a photo with Tyler Hoechlin, who is reprising his role as Superman for the “Elseworlds”-themed crossover, and Elizabeth Tulloch, who will be joining the heroes as Lois Lane.

“Two kryptonians and a journalist walk into a crossover,” Benoist captioned that one.

The crossover event will cause a few shakeups to the network’s regular schedule. “The Flash,” which usually airs on Tuesdays, will kick off the three-night crossover on Sunday, Dec. 9, followed by “Arrow” on its regular Monday night, and then “Supergirl” — which airs on Sundays this season — in a special slot on Tuesday.

For everything we know about the crossover, head over here.

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CW’s ‘Elseworlds’: Stephen Amell and Grant Gustin Will Swap Roles as The Flash and Arrow (Photo)

The CW is taking a page out of “Freaky Friday” for its upcoming “Elseworlds” crossover.

A new poster for the three-night “Arrowverse” event revealed Grant Gustin and Stephen Amell wearing the other actor’s superhero costume, potentially hinting that the December crossover will see the two swap roles, with Amell portraying The Flash and Gustin as the Green Arrow.

Amell shared the poster on his Twitter account, writing “My name is Barry Allen and I am the fastest man alive.”

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My name is Barry Allen and I am the fastest man alive. pic.twitter.com/TibqsR7mT8

— Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) October 16, 2018

In DC Comics lore, “Elseworlds” was the title used for a specific imprint that featured storylines that existed outside of the regular continuity. Having Amell play The Flash and Gustin portray Green Arrow would fit perfectly in this timeline, as does the tagline: “Destiny Will Be Rewritten.”

On Monday, Amell also shared the first look at Tyler Hoechlin’s all-black Superman suit. Elizabeth Tulloch will also be in the crossover as Lois Lane.

The event will also serve as the debut of Ruby Rose’s out superhero Batwoman. Other new cast members include Jeremy Davies as Dr. John Deegan, LaMonica Garrett as The Monitor, and Cassandra Jean Amell as  Nora Fries, wife of Mr. Freeze.

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The event will cause a few shakeups to the network’s regular schedule. “The Flash,” which usually airs on Tuesdays, will kick off the three-night crossover on Sunday, Dec. 9, followed by “Arrow” on its regular Monday night, and then “Supergirl” — which airs on Sundays this season — in a special slot on Tuesday.

For everything we know so far about the crossover, click here.

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The CW is taking a page out of “Freaky Friday” for its upcoming “Elseworlds” crossover.

A new poster for the three-night “Arrowverse” event revealed Grant Gustin and Stephen Amell wearing the other actor’s superhero costume, potentially hinting that the December crossover will see the two swap roles, with Amell portraying The Flash and Gustin as the Green Arrow.

Amell shared the poster on his Twitter account, writing “My name is Barry Allen and I am the fastest man alive.”

In DC Comics lore, “Elseworlds” was the title used for a specific imprint that featured storylines that existed outside of the regular continuity. Having Amell play The Flash and Gustin portray Green Arrow would fit perfectly in this timeline, as does the tagline: “Destiny Will Be Rewritten.”

On Monday, Amell also shared the first look at Tyler Hoechlin’s all-black Superman suit. Elizabeth Tulloch will also be in the crossover as Lois Lane.

The event will also serve as the debut of Ruby Rose’s out superhero Batwoman. Other new cast members include Jeremy Davies as Dr. John Deegan, LaMonica Garrett as The Monitor, and Cassandra Jean Amell as  Nora Fries, wife of Mr. Freeze.

The event will cause a few shakeups to the network’s regular schedule. “The Flash,” which usually airs on Tuesdays, will kick off the three-night crossover on Sunday, Dec. 9, followed by “Arrow” on its regular Monday night, and then “Supergirl” — which airs on Sundays this season — in a special slot on Tuesday.

For everything we know so far about the crossover, click here.

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‘Batwoman’: Here’s Your First Look at Ruby Rose as Out Superhero (Photo)

Your first look at Ruby Rose as Batwoman is finally here!

The CW released the first artwork of the “Orange Is The New Black” star in her new role as Kate Kane, aka Batwoman, who will be introduced in this year’s annual Arrowverse crossover. The network also announced that the crossover begins filming in Vancouver Tuesday.

This year’s crossover, which will include Supergirl, The Flash, and Green Arrow, is titled “Elseworlds,” and will see the heroes heading to Gotham City. In addition to Rose’s Batwoman, “Elseworlds” will see the return of Tyler Hoechlin as Superman and introduce Jeremy Davies as Arkham Asylum Dr. John Deegan and Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane. For all the other details we know so far about the crossover, head over here.

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The three-day crossover event will cause a few shakeups to The CW’s regular schedule. “The Flash,” which usually airs on Tuesdays, will kick off the three-night crossover on Sunday, Dec. 9, followed by “Arrow” on its regular Monday night, and then “Supergirl” — which airs on Sundays this season — in a special slot on Tuesday.

See the photo of Rose as Batwoman below.

Photo: JSquared Photography/The CW — © 2018 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved

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Your first look at Ruby Rose as Batwoman is finally here!

The CW released the first artwork of the “Orange Is The New Black” star in her new role as Kate Kane, aka Batwoman, who will be introduced in this year’s annual Arrowverse crossover. The network also announced that the crossover begins filming in Vancouver Tuesday.

This year’s crossover, which will include Supergirl, The Flash, and Green Arrow, is titled “Elseworlds,” and will see the heroes heading to Gotham City. In addition to Rose’s Batwoman, “Elseworlds” will see the return of Tyler Hoechlin as Superman and introduce Jeremy Davies as Arkham Asylum Dr. John Deegan and Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane. For all the other details we know so far about the crossover, head over here.

The three-day crossover event will cause a few shakeups to The CW’s regular schedule. “The Flash,” which usually airs on Tuesdays, will kick off the three-night crossover on Sunday, Dec. 9, followed by “Arrow” on its regular Monday night, and then “Supergirl” — which airs on Sundays this season — in a special slot on Tuesday.

See the photo of Rose as Batwoman below.

Photo: JSquared Photography/The CW — © 2018 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved

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Rose will first appear as the character this December during The CW’s DC crossover special.

Ruby Rose is suited up and ready to fight crime in The CW’s first official look at “Batwoman.” The network announced in July it was planning a “Batwoman” series to be the next entry in its poplar DC Comics television universe, which also includes “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl,” and “Legends of Tomorrow.” The character, whose real name is Kate Kane, will be introduced in December during the DC crossover event.

“Batwoman” has not yet been picked up as an standalone series, but if it does it will make history as the first TV series focusing on an LGBT superhero. The series is currently in development, with Kane/Batwoman described as “an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter.”

Rose is best known for her supporting role in Netflix’s television series “Orange is the New Black,” plus films like “Pitch Perfect 3,” “The Meg,” and “XXX: The Return of Xander.” The actress showed off her impressive fighting skills in “John Wick: Chapter 2,” where she went head to head against Keanu Reeves. Rose’s role as Kane/Batwoman is easily her highest profile acting gig to date.

Filming on the DC crossover begins Tuesday, October 9 in Vancouver. The event will air on The CW beginning Sunday, December 9. Check out the first look at Rose below. The character’s costume was designed by Oscar winner Colleen Atwood, famous for her collaborations with Tim Burton.

Ruby Rose, 'Batwoman'

Ruby Rose, “Batwoman”

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‘Arrowverse’ Crossover: Everything We Know So Far

This year’s annual DC crossover event on The CW is shaping up to be a big one, featuring several new characters — including Batwoman and Lois Lane — and the return of Superman. Here are all the deets we know so far:

Big Players

Daily Planet reporter Lois Lane will be played by “Grimm” actress Elizabeth Tulloch, and Tyler Hoechlin will reprise his role as Superman for all three episodes of the three-night event. This will be the first time The CW’s version of The Man of Steel will share the screen with his “Arrowverse” counterparts The Flash and Arrow.

Ruby Rose has been cast as Batwoman, who will be introduced in the crossover before getting her own show on The CW from from executive producers Greg Berlanti and Caroline Dries.

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More new cast members

But those three big names aren’t the only new cast members jumping aboard for the crossover. “Lost” actor Jeremy Davies is set to play Arkham Asylum For the Criminally Insane doctor John Deegan, who “might just be crazier than the inmates he treats.” It’s Dr. Deegan’s “machinations” that draw Green Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl to Gotham City.

The three-night even will also be a family affair for “Arrow” star Stephen Amell: His wife, Cassandra Jean Amell, has been cast to play Nora Fries, wife of Mr. Freeze.

Who won’t be in the crossover?

Characters from “DC Legends of Tomorrow” and “Black Lightning” will not be in the crossover this year.

“The Legends have really set themselves apart from the rest of the Arrowverse,” Caity Lotz said to TV Line earlier this year. “We’re very different [and] we’re not the same kind of show as the other ones, so we don’t [fit in as well].”

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And while “Black Lightning” isn’t officially part of the “Arrowverse,” at least one of the superheroes sees the shows converging in the future.

“Everyone pretends like we’re not going to eventually cross over with Black Lightning, but we’re probably gonna cross over with Black Lightning because that’s just the way that the world works,” Amell said at an Awesome Con panel earlier this year.

When will the crossover air?

The event will cause a few shakeups to the network’s regular schedule. “The Flash,” which usually airs on Tuesdays, will kick off the three-night crossover on Sunday, Dec. 9, followed by “Arrow” on its regular Monday night, and then “Supergirl” — which airs on Sundays this season — in a special slot on Tuesday.

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This year’s annual DC crossover event on The CW is shaping up to be a big one, featuring several new characters — including Batwoman and Lois Lane — and the return of Superman. Here are all the deets we know so far:

Big Players

Daily Planet reporter Lois Lane will be played by “Grimm” actress Elizabeth Tulloch, and Tyler Hoechlin will reprise his role as Superman for all three episodes of the three-night event. This will be the first time The CW’s version of The Man of Steel will share the screen with his “Arrowverse” counterparts The Flash and Arrow.

Ruby Rose has been cast as Batwoman, who will be introduced in the crossover before getting her own show on The CW from from executive producers Greg Berlanti and Caroline Dries.

More new cast members

But those three big names aren’t the only new cast members jumping aboard for the crossover. “Lost” actor Jeremy Davies is set to play Arkham Asylum For the Criminally Insane doctor John Deegan, who “might just be crazier than the inmates he treats.” It’s Dr. Deegan’s “machinations” that draw Green Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl to Gotham City.

The three-night even will also be a family affair for “Arrow” star Stephen Amell: His wife, Cassandra Jean Amell, has been cast to play Nora Fries, wife of Mr. Freeze.

Who won’t be in the crossover?

Characters from “DC Legends of Tomorrow” and “Black Lightning” will not be in the crossover this year.

“The Legends have really set themselves apart from the rest of the Arrowverse,” Caity Lotz said to TV Line earlier this year. “We’re very different [and] we’re not the same kind of show as the other ones, so we don’t [fit in as well].”

And while “Black Lightning” isn’t officially part of the “Arrowverse,” at least one of the superheroes sees the shows converging in the future.

“Everyone pretends like we’re not going to eventually cross over with Black Lightning, but we’re probably gonna cross over with Black Lightning because that’s just the way that the world works,” Amell said at an Awesome Con panel earlier this year.

When will the crossover air?

The event will cause a few shakeups to the network’s regular schedule. “The Flash,” which usually airs on Tuesdays, will kick off the three-night crossover on Sunday, Dec. 9, followed by “Arrow” on its regular Monday night, and then “Supergirl” — which airs on Sundays this season — in a special slot on Tuesday.

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Batwoman won’t be the only major female character from DC Comics’ vault that The CW will introduce this year.
During the network’s annual “Arrowverse” crossover event in December, The CW will also introduce intrepid Daily …

Batwoman won’t be the only major female character from DC Comics’ vault that The CW will introduce this year.

During the network’s annual “Arrowverse” crossover event in December, The CW will also introduce intrepid Daily Planet reporter Lois Lane.

“We couldn’t be more excited to introduce Lois Lane to the Arrowverse,” said “Supergirl” Executive Producers Jessica Queller and Robert Rovner in a statement provided to TheWrao. “This dogged, determined and brave reporter will make for a strong partner to Superman and amazing addition to our universe of DC characters.”
Casting for Lois Lane will begin shortly.

Tyler Hoechlin will also reprise his role as Superman for all three episodes of the three-night event, which begins Dec. 9. Hoechlin’s Superman, the cousin of Melissa Benoit’s Supergirl, appeared in a few episodes during “Supergirl’s” second season. This will be the first time that The CW’s version of The Man of Steel will share the screen with his “Arrowverse” counterparts The Flash and Arrow. And unlike their big screen brethren, we’re pretty sure Hoechlin won’t have to have a mustache CGI’d out.

The event will cause a few shakeups to the network’s regular schedule. “The Flash,” which usually airs on Tuesdays, will kick off the three-night crossover on Sunday, Dec. 9, followed by “Arrow” on its regular Monday night and then “Supergirl,” which will air on Sundays this season, in a special slot on Tuesday.

The crossover will serve as the introduction of Ruby Rose’s out Batwoman — who is teased in the crossover’s promo poster, which you can see below.

So while The CW appears to be emptying its DC Comics toy-chest this year, the closest fans will get to seeing Batman is the pre-Caped Crusader version on Fox’s “Gotham.”

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The annual “Arrowverse” crossover event will hit The CW beginning Dec. 9, the network announced Tuesday.

The event will cause a few shakeups to the network’s regular schedule. “The Flash,” which usually airs on Tuesdays, will kick off the three-night crossover on Sunday, Dec. 9, followed by “Arrow” on its regular Monday night and then “Supergirl,” which will air on Sundays this season, in a special slot on Tuesday.

The crossover will serve as the introduction of Ruby Rose’s out Batwoman — who is teased in the crossover’s promo poster, which you can see below.

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The CW’s 3-night crossover event featuring #TheFlash, #Arrow, and #Supergirl begins December 9! pic.twitter.com/J68Qi4RsQp

— CW Network (@TheCW) August 22, 2018

The CW announced the Batwoman project last month, which if ordered to series, would be the sixth different live-action TV show on the network based on characters from the DC vault. In addition to the three shows participating in the crossover this year are “DC Legends of Tomorrow” and “Black Lightning.”

Caroline Dries (“The Vampire Diaries”) will pen the “Batwoman” script and executive produce alongside Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Geoff Johns, who is producing under his new Mad Ghost Productions banner. The Batwoman series hails from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

“The Flash” returns to The CW on Tuesday, Oct. 8; “Arrow” returns Monday, Oct. 15 and “Supergirl” returns Sunday, Oct. 14.

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The annual “Arrowverse” crossover event will hit The CW beginning Dec. 9, the network announced Tuesday.

The event will cause a few shakeups to the network’s regular schedule. “The Flash,” which usually airs on Tuesdays, will kick off the three-night crossover on Sunday, Dec. 9, followed by “Arrow” on its regular Monday night and then “Supergirl,” which will air on Sundays this season, in a special slot on Tuesday.

The crossover will serve as the introduction of Ruby Rose’s out Batwoman — who is teased in the crossover’s promo poster, which you can see below.

The CW announced the Batwoman project last month, which if ordered to series, would be the sixth different live-action TV show on the network based on characters from the DC vault. In addition to the three shows participating in the crossover this year are “DC Legends of Tomorrow” and “Black Lightning.”

Caroline Dries (“The Vampire Diaries”) will pen the “Batwoman” script and executive produce alongside Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Geoff Johns, who is producing under his new Mad Ghost Productions banner. The Batwoman series hails from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

“The Flash” returns to The CW on Tuesday, Oct. 8; “Arrow” returns Monday, Oct. 15 and “Supergirl” returns Sunday, Oct. 14.

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Ruby Rose Leaves Twitter After Anger Over Her ‘Batwoman’ Role

Ruby Rose, who was recently chosen to play Batwoman in the next show on the CW’s Arrowverse, said she’s leaving Twitter after becoming the target of backlash over her casting.

“I am looking forward to getting more than 4 hours of sleep and to break from Twitter to focus all my energy on my next 2 projects. If you need me, I’ll be on my Bat Phone,” Rose wrote on her most recent tweet.

While some voices of disapproval over her role came from people who don’t like the idea of seeing Batwoman as a Jewish lesbian — even though that has been a part of the DC comics since 2005 — there have also been objections from those who point out that Rose is not Jewish and identifies as gender fluid, rather than strictly as a lesbian. The latter complaints were alluded to in Rose’s final tweets.

“Where on earth did ‘Ruby is not a lesbian therefore she can’t be batwoman come from — has to be the funniest most ridiculous thing I’ve ever read,” Rose tweeted. “I came out at 12? And have for the past 5 years had to deal with ‘she’s too gay’ how do y’all flip it like that? I didn’t change. I wish we would all support each other and our journeys.”

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“When women and when minorities join forces we are unstoppable… when we tear each other down it’s much more hurtful than from any group,” added Rose. “But hey/ love a challenge I just wish women and the LGBT community supported each other more, My wish was we were all a little kinder and more supportive of each other…Sending everyone my love and gratitude, it’s been a rollercoaster of a year, this month especially.”

Rose is the latest in a series of actors who have recently left Twitter for various reasons. “Star Wars” cast members Daisy Ridley deleted all her social media accounts this past December, while her co-star Kelly Marie Tran left Twitter amid harassment for her role in the series.

Meanwhile, “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Michael Rooker left Twitter in support of director James Gunn after he was fired by Disney for old, disavowed tweets with vulgar jokes that were dug up by alt-right media. #MeToo activist Selma Blair, who said Gunn encouraged her to speak out about her own sexual harassment story, also quit the site out of solidarity.

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Rose, who is still active on her Instagram account, will make her debut as Batwoman in the CW’s annual Arrowverse crossover event in December and will swoop into her own CW series in 2019. She also stars in the new monster film “The Meg,” which hit theaters this past weekend.

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Ruby Rose, who was recently chosen to play Batwoman in the next show on the CW’s Arrowverse, said she’s leaving Twitter after becoming the target of backlash over her casting.

“I am looking forward to getting more than 4 hours of sleep and to break from Twitter to focus all my energy on my next 2 projects. If you need me, I’ll be on my Bat Phone,” Rose wrote on her most recent tweet.

While some voices of disapproval over her role came from people who don’t like the idea of seeing Batwoman as a Jewish lesbian — even though that has been a part of the DC comics since 2005 — there have also been objections from those who point out that Rose is not Jewish and identifies as gender fluid, rather than strictly as a lesbian. The latter complaints were alluded to in Rose’s final tweets.

“Where on earth did ‘Ruby is not a lesbian therefore she can’t be batwoman come from — has to be the funniest most ridiculous thing I’ve ever read,” Rose tweeted. “I came out at 12? And have for the past 5 years had to deal with ‘she’s too gay’ how do y’all flip it like that? I didn’t change. I wish we would all support each other and our journeys.”

“When women and when minorities join forces we are unstoppable… when we tear each other down it’s much more hurtful than from any group,” added Rose. “But hey/ love a challenge I just wish women and the LGBT community supported each other more, My wish was we were all a little kinder and more supportive of each other…Sending everyone my love and gratitude, it’s been a rollercoaster of a year, this month especially.”

Rose is the latest in a series of actors who have recently left Twitter for various reasons. “Star Wars” cast members Daisy Ridley deleted all her social media accounts this past December, while her co-star Kelly Marie Tran left Twitter amid harassment for her role in the series.

Meanwhile, “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Michael Rooker left Twitter in support of director James Gunn after he was fired by Disney for old, disavowed tweets with vulgar jokes that were dug up by alt-right media. #MeToo activist Selma Blair, who said Gunn encouraged her to speak out about her own sexual harassment story, also quit the site out of solidarity.

Rose, who is still active on her Instagram account, will make her debut as Batwoman in the CW’s annual Arrowverse crossover event in December and will swoop into her own CW series in 2019. She also stars in the new monster film “The Meg,” which hit theaters this past weekend.

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The hashtag #RecastBatwoman began circulating after the “Orange is the New Black” breakout was cast in The CW’s upcoming superhero series.

The CW announced August 7 that Ruby Rose, the Australian actress best known for her breakout role on “Orange is the New Black,” would be leading its upcoming “Batwoman” television series in the title role, but not every fan of the comic book superhero was thrilled with the casting announcement. Angry “Batwoman” fans took to social media in the days following Rose’s hiring to slam the decision by using the hashtag #RecastBatwoman. Fans complained that Rose was the wrong LGBTQ actor to play the superhero and noted that, unlike the character in the comics, Rose is not Jewish.

Rose, currently starring on the big screen in “The Meg,” responded to the backlash by removing herself from Twitter. Rose deleted her Twitter account after sending out one final message to her followers (via Vulture):  “I am looking forward to getting more than four hours of sleep and to break from Twitter to focus all my energy on my next two projects. If you need me, I’ll be on my Bat Phone.”

Before exiting the social media platform, Rose reacted to the backlash in disbelief. “Where on earth did ‘Ruby is not a lesbian therefore she can’t be Batwoman’ come from?” she asked her followers. “[It] has to be the funniest most ridiculous thing I’ve ever read. I came out at 12? And have for the past 5 years had to deal with ‘she’s too gay.’ How do y’all flip it like that? I didn’t change.”

“When women and when minorities join forces we are unstoppable, when we tear each other down it’s much more hurtful than from any group,” Rose continued. “But hey/ love a challenge I just wish women and the LGBT community supported each other more.”

Following her American breakthrough on Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black,” Rose went on to star in films such as “John Wick: Chapter 2,” “Pitch Perfect 3,” and “xXx: Return of Xander Cage.” Rose is hardly the first actress to remove herself from social media because of toxic fandom. This year alone, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” actress Kelly Marie Tran wiped her Instagram clean because of harassment, while “Stranger Things” star Millie Bobby Brown deleted her Twitter account for the same reason.

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Can someone please get Ruby Rose a tissue? And actually, can you grab us one too, because the “Orange Is the New Black” alum’s story about being cast as The CW’s Batwoman is just too sweet.

Rose told Jimmy Fallon the story when she stopped by “The Tonight Show” Wednesday night, just a few days after landing the role — which also happens to be the first lesbian superhero introduced into the DC Extended Universe. It’s an emotional milestone for the out actress, who has been preparing for this part — unknowingly — since she was a kid.

“The Meg” star told Fallon how she used to make her own toys growing up and fashioned batwings out of recycled cardboard boxes.

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“And I would sleep in them and I would run around in them and I would jump off high things,” Rose said. “And she would have to catch. And she just said that we would have to keep like Gaffer taping them because they were like soggy and wet and smelly and gross and I just lived in them… And now I’ll get ones that aren’t made of cardboard.”

Rose also revealed that she found out the big news of her casting an hour before she went to “The Meg” premiere.

“And I was so nervous during the red carpet that I skipped everybody,” Rose said. “I kept spontaneously crying. And I feel like I’m probably gonna do it now.”

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“‘Cause I kept thinking like, what if they say, ’cause everyone always says, ‘So what have you got planned next?’” Rose said. “And I thought, ‘Either I’m gonna put my foot in it and accidentally say something. Or I’m gonna start crying and they’re gonna be like, ‘Oh — she doesn’t look so good.’”

“For the rest of your life, you’re gonna be Batwoman!” Fallon said.

“I feel like the reason I kept getting so emotional is because, you know growing up watching TV I never saw somebody on TV that I could identify with, let alone a superhero.”

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Can someone please get Ruby Rose a tissue? And actually, can you grab us one too, because the “Orange Is the New Black” alum’s story about being cast as The CW’s Batwoman is just too sweet.

Rose told Jimmy Fallon the story when she stopped by “The Tonight Show” Wednesday night, just a few days after landing the role — which also happens to be the first lesbian superhero introduced into the DC Extended Universe. It’s an emotional milestone for the out actress, who has been preparing for this part — unknowingly — since she was a kid.

“The Meg” star told Fallon how she used to make her own toys growing up and fashioned batwings out of recycled cardboard boxes.

“And I would sleep in them and I would run around in them and I would jump off high things,” Rose said. “And she would have to catch. And she just said that we would have to keep like Gaffer taping them because they were like soggy and wet and smelly and gross and I just lived in them… And now I’ll get ones that aren’t made of cardboard.”

Rose also revealed that she found out the big news of her casting an hour before she went to “The Meg” premiere.

“And I was so nervous during the red carpet that I skipped everybody,” Rose said. “I kept spontaneously crying. And I feel like I’m probably gonna do it now.”

“‘Cause I kept thinking like, what if they say, ’cause everyone always says, ‘So what have you got planned next?'” Rose said. “And I thought, ‘Either I’m gonna put my foot in it and accidentally say something. Or I’m gonna start crying and they’re gonna be like, ‘Oh — she doesn’t look so good.'”

“For the rest of your life, you’re gonna be Batwoman!” Fallon said.

“I feel like the reason I kept getting so emotional is because, you know growing up watching TV I never saw somebody on TV that I could identify with, let alone a superhero.”

Rose will debut as Batwoman during The CW’s annual DC Crossover event this December.

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And they’re back, plus one.

On Friday, The CW released a trailer for all of it’s DC superhero-centric shows during San Diego Comic-Con 2018. Yes, a two-minute, 16-second teaser for the upcoming seasons of “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl,” “Legends of Tomorrow” and “Black Lightning.”

The mashup even manages to fit in the upcoming “Batwoman” series, though we don’t actually get to see the titular character just yet. No, that big casting news is still to come before the character is introduced during the CW’s annual DC crossover event this December. But we do see Melissa Benoist’s Supergirl ask a stranger off camera at the very end, “I thought masks were only big in that other city. You gonna tell me who you are?” So, yeah, Batwoman is in the house.

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Earlier this week, news broke the network has a Batwoman TV series from executive producers Greg Berlanti and Caroline Dries in development for 2019, with a lesbian character set to take over the role.

Here is the official logline for the project: Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane 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. Based on the characters from DC.

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And they’re back, plus one.

On Friday, The CW released a trailer for all of it’s DC superhero-centric shows during San Diego Comic-Con 2018. Yes, a two-minute, 16-second teaser for the upcoming seasons of “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl,” “Legends of Tomorrow” and “Black Lightning.”

The mashup even manages to fit in the upcoming “Batwoman” series, though we don’t actually get to see the titular character just yet. No, that big casting news is still to come before the character is introduced during the CW’s annual DC crossover event this December. But we do see Melissa Benoist’s Supergirl ask a stranger off camera at the very end, “I thought masks were only big in that other city. You gonna tell me who you are?” So, yeah, Batwoman is in the house.

Earlier this week, news broke the network has a Batwoman TV series from executive producers Greg Berlanti and Caroline Dries in development for 2019, with a lesbian character set to take over the role.

Here is the official logline for the project: Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane 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. Based on the characters from DC.

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Batwoman TV Series From Greg Berlanti in the Works at The CW

The CW is adding yet another superhero to its team. The network has a Batwoman TV series from executive producers Greg Berlanti and Caroline Dries in development for 2019, with a lesbian character set to take over the titular role.

Here is the official logline for the project: Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane 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. Based on the characters from DC.

As The CW announced at its upfront presentation in May, Batwoman will first appear as part of the network’s DC crossover event in December. A casting notice for the role of Kate will be released soon.

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If the Batwoman project is ordered to series, it will join a slate of DC universe projects currently airing on The CW, including “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl,” “Legends of Tomorrow” and “Black Lightning.”

Dries (“The Vampire Diaries”) will pen the script and executive produce alongside Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Geoff Johns, who is producing under his new Mad Ghost Productions banner. The Batwoman series hails from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

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The CW is adding yet another superhero to its team. The network has a Batwoman TV series from executive producers Greg Berlanti and Caroline Dries in development for 2019, with a lesbian character set to take over the titular role.

Here is the official logline for the project: Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane 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. Based on the characters from DC.

As The CW announced at its upfront presentation in May, Batwoman will first appear as part of the network’s DC crossover event in December. A casting notice for the role of Kate will be released soon.

If the Batwoman project is ordered to series, it will join a slate of DC universe projects currently airing on The CW, including “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl,” “Legends of Tomorrow” and “Black Lightning.”

Dries (“The Vampire Diaries”) will pen the script and executive produce alongside Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Geoff Johns, who is producing under his new Mad Ghost Productions banner. The Batwoman series hails from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

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Batwoman Series in Development at CW

Batwoman could soon be coming to the “Arrow”-verse. Variety has learned that The CW is developing a series about the DC superhero that would debut in 2019 should it get picked up.  News of the development comes after the network announced i…

Batwoman could soon be coming to the “Arrow”-verse. Variety has learned that The CW is developing a series about the DC superhero that would debut in 2019 should it get picked up.  News of the development comes after the network announced in May that the character would appear in the annual crossover event between four of […]