This week, Ruby Rose joins The CW’s evergrowing Arrowverse as Kate Kane a.k.a. Batwoman in the Elseworlds crossover with The Flash, Supergirl, and Arrow. After the crossover, she will go on to star in her own series that is currently in development for the next TV season.
From Arrowverse guru Greg Berlanti as well as Caroline Dries (Smallville, The Vampire Diaries), the project would be the network’s sixth DC drama, if ordered to series. While the crossover hasn’t even aired yet, That Hashtag Show can exclusively reveal that the spin-off series is currently casting its core characters to join Rose!
With production aimed to start sometime in 2019, casting is currently focused on six main characters that will join Rose’s Batwoman. As per usual, casting has given these six players random names that are most likely cover names as these people may be from the DC Universe. However, we have some good ideas on who they all might be from the comics, so strap in because there are a lot of them.
First off, we have “Joseph”, a Caucasian male in his late 40s to mid-50s. “Joseph” is described as a former high ranking military Colonel, who instead of grieving the terrible loss of his wife and one of his daughters, formed his own army in order to make sure no one else has to ever go through the tragedy he had to experience. “Joseph” also leads a private security and logistics firm in Gotham City, called “The Crows.” He is both extremely tough, political as well as emotionless, but has one weakness in his life that makes him soften up…and that is his other daughter who he constantly tries to push away.
Based on the description, “Joseph” is most likely none other than Kate’s father Jake Kane. Her father has always played a big role in the recent comics. When we broke the breakdown for Kate Kane back in the summer, we got teases of her complicated relationship with her father. But Jake may not be the only family member we will see on the show.
Next up is “Alexa” who the casting department describes as a 27-year old Caucasian who is Batwoman’s greatest enemy, basically her own personal Joker. “Alexa” is a woman who has experienced a tremendous amount of trauma in her more sensitive years. That has in turn caused “Alexa” to divorce herself from reality by living in a fantastical world where she is the star. Attached to Victorian attire, “Alexa” is a charming lunatic who manages to go from being psychotic to caring easily, which is why her unreliable behavior is a dangerous weapon in itself.
“Alexa” sounds exactly like the villainous Alice a.k.a. Kate’s twin sister Elizabeth who Kate and Jake believed to be dead for all these years. But as you know, dead in comics doesn’t always stay dead. So, should this indeed be Alice, our dear Kate will definitely have quite the challenge in her first season.