The CW Developing Batwoman TV Series With Lesbian Superhero Lead

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It appears that the minds behind the show, including producers Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schecter and executive producer Geoff Johns, intend to bring Batwoman into the CW landscape through the crossover and use what happens there as the foundation to launch her solo series.

Full details of the CW's crossover event are yet to be revealed, but it is likely to incorporate all the shows in the so-called Arrow-verse, namely Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow. 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 has also worked on shows like Melrose Place and Smallville.

The programme - which will be shown on The CW next year, assuming that it gets picked up to series - is set to remain true to DC Comics' portrayal of the superhero as openly gay since 2006.

Per Deadline, The Vampire Diaries alum Caroline Dries has agreed to write and executive produce the female-fronted TV show, with the intention of dramatically expanding the small-screen universe. Batwoman was erased from the comics decades later, only to be rebirthed in the early 2000's as a homosexual hero herself. Casting will begin soon to fill the role of Batwoman.

With such a long career in comics, Batwoman will certainly make a great addition to the Arrowverse and could even be a gateway into Gotham City itself. Some have viewed the CW's LGBTQ+ representation as "messy", but others have heralded the network's queer characters as some of the best on television.

"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". The character's appearance during the crossover event later this year will mark her first ever appearance in the world of live action. Kane is a wealthy heiress who becomes inspired by Batman and chooses to also put her wealth and resources towards a campaign to fight crime as a masked vigilante in her home of Gotham City.

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