The CW is starting a new chapter in Greg Berlanti’s ongoing Arrowverse franchise. The new phase begins with the upcoming Batwoman series, starring Ruby Rose. After ordering the show to series last week, the network finally released the extended trailer for the pilot that will air sometime this fall.
No premiere date has yet been set yet. However, the CW did reveal today at the Upfronts that Batwoman will be airing on Sundays at 8/7c. Supergirl will now be airing at 9/8c, making this Sunday night pair-up into a literal World’s Finest. In addition to the trailer, which you can catch below, the CW also released a preview clip. In it we see Rose’s Kate Kane with Camrus Johnson as Luke Fox, son of Lucius Fox.
Along with Rose and Johnson, the series also stars Meagan Tandy as Sophie Moore. Joining them is Dougray Scott as Jacob Kane, Rachel Skarsten as Alice, Nicole Kang as Mary Hamilton and Elizabeth Anweis as Catherine Hamilton-Kane. The CW also revealed two new photos from the pilot, including our first look at Batman’s suit in the Arrowverse. Will he show up? At least not for the time being. He has been missing for over three years, hence why Kate becomes Batwoman.
Batwoman First Look Trailer:
Synopsis For Batwoman
Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) never planned to be Gotham’s new vigilante. Three years after Batman mysteriously disappeared, Gotham is a city in despair. Without the Caped Crusader, the Gotham City Police Department was overrun and outgunned by criminal gangs. Enter Jacob Kane (Dougray Scott) and his military-grade Crows Private Security, which now protects the city with omnipresent firepower and militia. Years before, Jacob’s first wife and daughter were killed in the crossfire of Gotham crime. He sent his only surviving daughter, Kate Kane, away from Gotham for her safety. After a dishonorable discharge from military school and years of brutal survival training,
Kate returns home when the Alice in Wonderland gang targets her father and his security firm, by kidnapping his best Crow officer Sophie Moore (Meagan Tandy). Although remarried to wealthy socialite Catherine Hamilton-Kane (Elizabeth Anweis), who bankrolls the Crows, Jacob is still struggling with the family he lost, while keeping Kate –– the daughter he still has –– at a distance. But Kate is a woman who’s done asking for permission. In order to help her family and her city, she’ll have to become the one thing her father loathes –– a dark knight vigilante.”
The Bat Story Continues….
With the help of her compassionate stepsister, Mary (Nicole Kang), and the crafty Luke Fox (Camrus Johnson), the son of Wayne Enterprises’ tech guru Lucius Fox, Kate Kane continues the legacy of her missing cousin, Bruce Wayne, as Batwoman. Still holding a flame for her ex-girlfriend, Sophie, Kate uses everything in her power to combat the dark machinations of the psychotic Alice (Rachel Skarsten), who’s always somewhere slipping between sane and insane. Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate soars through the shadowed streets of Gotham as Batwoman. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, she must first overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.
Based on the characters from DC, BATWOMAN is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl”), Caroline Dries (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Smallville”), Geoff Johns (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Titans”) and Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl”). David Nutter (“Game of Thrones,” “The Flash,” “Arrow”) and Marcos Siega (“The Vampire Diaries,” “You”) executive produced the pilot.”
BATWOMAN CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:
During the CW Upfronts today, network president Mark Pedowitz did confirm that Batwoman will be taking part of the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover. The crossover will be 5 hours long, which makes it the Arrowverse’s longest crossover of all time. The CW will likely reveal more details about the series at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Hopefully that will include information on Kate’s role in the crossover.
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