Earlier this year The CW announced that Batwoman will be joining the Arrow-verse. The Kate Kane version of Batwoman is set to debut during this year’s annual four-way crossover. However, now it would seem that The CW’s prior announcement was only the tip of the iceberg.
Varietyhas learned that The CW is currently developing a new series focusing on Kate Kane’s Batwoman. If everything goes according to plan, The CW will debut the show during 2019.
Variety’s synopsis of the show describes the series as focusing on “Kate Kane, armed with a passion for social justice and a 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.”
Caroline Dries (who previously worked on The CW’s Vampire Diaries), isset to both write the script and executive produce the series alongside Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Geoff Johns. Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter will produce the series through Greg Berlanti’s production company, Berlanti Productions. Whilst Geoff Johns will produce the series through his recently announced production company, Mad Ghost Productions.
I’m not gonna lie, I’m so hyped for this show. Batwoman such an amazing character who rarely gets the love and attention which she deserves. I’m also glad to see The CW taking steps to keep the superhero genre from getting stale. Batwoman’s status as a member of the LGBT community is sure add a new flavor to the superhero genre that will keep Arrow-verse from getting too repetitive.
However, I’m not without my doubts. The series sounds quite similar to season 1 of Arrow, which makes me wonder what else show has to offer. Sure, the show’s LGBT aspect will add a new twist the superhero genre, but the show needs to have more to offer the audience if it truly wants to differentiate itself from its predecessor. The timing of the of show also has me quite worried. For the past couple of years viewers have speculated as to how long Arrow has left on the air, recent rumors have suggested that the show has one or two more seasons left. Both the timing of the development of The CW’s Batwoman and the similarity between the two series certainly lends credence to such rumors. Could The CW’s Arrow be approaching its final days?