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For the upcoming episode of Batwoman, see "Down Down Down".
For the titular character, see Kate Kane.
"Find your own way."
Kate Kane[src]

Batwoman is a television series based on the DC comics character with the same name starring Ruby Rose. It is developed by Greg Berlanti, and produced by Caroline Dries. A pilot was ordered on January 3, 2019 at The CW. On May 7, 2019, it was picked up to series on the network. It premiered on October 6, 2019.

Synopsis

Kate Kane 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 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. Although remarried to wealthy socialite Catherine Hamilton-Kane, 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. To help her family and her city, she’ll have to become the one thing her father loathes –– a dark knight vigilante. With the help of her compassionate stepsister, Mary, and the crafty Luke Fox, 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, 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 demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.[1]

Cast

Main cast

Recurring cast

Confirmed plot points

  • Tommy Elliot will be on the show, and he will eventually become the villain Hush. This will be somewhat of an origin story for the character.[3]
  • Season 1 is heavily based on Elegy, which was a series run of Batwoman written by Greg Rucka. It is also the first modern appearance of Batwoman.[5]
  • Point Rock Academy plays a big part in Kate Kane's story, especially after she is kicked out for being a lesbian. The first season will show how that affected her life going forward.[5]
  • Anything is possible in regards to Batman showing up, but ultimately, Batwoman is a show that is mainly focused on Kate Kane. He will play a part in each episode, as Kate writes journals to him.[5]

Confirmed characters

  • Mouse: Mouse is described as a "dynamic figure" who is "working for Alice and the Wonderland Gang".[2]
  • Thomas "Tommy" Elliot/Hush: A childhood friend of Kate’s AWOL cousin, Bruce Wayne, who grew up to become a real estate mogul boasting easy charm and a friendly smile, who also harbors a dark chip on his shoulder that threatens Kate's secret identity.[3]
  • Margaret Pye/Magpie: An extremely intelligent and deft thief who, as her code name suggests, is drawn to shiny things and thus has a penchant for pickpocketing the rich.[3]
  • Campbell: A plastic surgeon and philanthropist who is well-known and respected in Gotham City.[4]

Episodes

# Episode name Directed by Story by Teleplay by Original airdate
1 "Pilot" Marcos Siega Caroline Dries October 6, 2019
Kate Kane never planned to be Gotham's new vigilante. Gotham is a city in despair, the Gotham City Police Department have been overrun and outgunned by criminal gangs. Enter Jacob Kane 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 - and Kate's ex-girlfriend - Sophie Moore. Although remarried to wealthy socialite Catherine Hamilton-Kane, 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. To help her family and her city, she'll have to become the one thing her father loathes -- a vigilante. With the help of her compassionate stepsister, Mary, and the crafty Luke Fox, 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 Sophie, Kate uses everything in her power to combat the dark machinations of the psychotic Alice, 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.
2 "The Rabbit Hole" Marcos Siega Caroline Dries October 13, 2019
Back in Gotham, battling Alice and the Wonderland Gang from the shadows, Kate Kane continues to be haunted by the events surrounding her sister’s death 15 years earlier. While the city holds on to hope that Batman has returned, Jacob Kane and the Crows up the stakes trying to take down the villainous crew. Kate continues to look to Bruce Wayne’s legacy for guidance as Luke Fox inadvertently gets pulled into Batwoman’s vigilante heroics. Sophie and Kate are forced to team up, while Mary finds herself in Alice’s crosshairs.
3 "Down Down Down"[6] Dermott Downs[6] Holly Henderson & Don Whitehead[6] October 20, 2019[7]
As the city waits impatiently for another visit from who they think is Batman, Alice continues to taunt Kate with a secret but also sets her sights on Jacob and Catherine. Kate is visited by Tommy Elliot, a childhood friend of her cousin who has finally realized his lifelong dream of being wealthier than Bruce Wayne and throws a party so all of Gotham can celebrate his success. Mary gets an unexpected new bestie when Sophie is assigned to protect her. Luke and Kate work together to uncover who may have taken a valuable weapon from Batman’s arsenal. And as Batwoman faces a new enemy, Kate realizes she must either walk away from her new role or fully embrace the mantle as Gotham’s new hope.[6]
4 "Who Are You?"[8] Holly Dale[9] Nancy Kiu & Denise Harkavy[9] October 27, 2019[7]
A new villain with an eye for all things that sparkle drops in on the city. Kate attempts to find a balance between her personal life and her new role as Gotham's guardian. Catherine has an uncomfortable encounter with Alice who always seems to be one step ahead of the Kane family. Batwoman pays fangirl Mary a visit to ask for a favor. Meanwhile, Jacob and Sophie try to piece together who was after their prisoner. Luke continues to finetune Batwoman's arsenal of weapons as the pair track their unwelcome visitor and discover she has more sinister plans than snatching shiny objects.[9]
5 "Mine Is a Long and Sad Tale"[10] TBA TBA TBA
6 "I'll Be Judge, I'll Be Jury"[10] TBA TBA TBA
7 "Tell Me the Truth"[10] TBA TBA TBA
TBA TBA[11] TBA TBA December 9, 2019[11]

Trivia

  • On May 17, 2018, it was announced by Stephen Amell at the 2018 CW upfronts that Batwoman would appear in Elseworlds, the following Arrowverse annual crossover to air later that year.[12][13]
  • On August 7, 2018, it was reported that Greg Berlanti was in early stages of development for the project, and Pedowitz confirmed that they'd be doing a pilot for mid-season. [14]
  • In December 2018, Dries submitted a "strong" script for a potential pilot episode[15],which led to the series receiving a pilot order from the CW the next month, to be considered for a series order in the 2019–20 television season. [16]
  • Initially, David Nutter had been chosen to serve as director and executive producer on the pilot in January 2019, but by mid-February of that same year, he left the project due to personal reasons.[17]
    • Nutter remained an executive producer on the episode, with Marcos Siega replacing him as director and also serving as an executive producer.
  • By April 2019, the series was reported by various entertainment news outlets to be considered "a lock" at The CW, and reportedly had a writing staff in place already. [18]
  • On May 16, 2019, The CW released the first official trailer for the series.[19]
    • By May 19, 2019, the trailer received a negative reaction on YouTube, with viewers accusing it of an overemphasis on feminism and going onto receive 86,000 "likes" compared to 428,000 "dislikes" as of August 22, 2019.[20]
  • On May 31, 2019, it was reported that filming for the rest of the season began on July 4 and is scheduled to conclude on December 2, 2019.[21]
  • On July 20, 2019, during San Diego Comic-Con, showrunner Caroline Dries revealed that the series will feature Tommy Elliot/Hush.[22]
  • The first couple episodes served as a prequel to Kate Kane's appearance in the Elseworlds crossover.

Gallery

Title cards

Promotional images

Video

References

  1. "Batwoman Synopsis Released" - Comic Book
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Batwoman Casts Sam Littlefield in Recurring Role" - ComicBook.com
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Batwoman Baddies First Looks: Revenge Fave Gabriel Mann Is Hush, Rachel Matthews Cast as Magpie
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Batwoman Adds Vampire Diaries Alum Sebastian Roché and Rachel Maddow" - TVLine
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "SDCC 2019: BREAKING: Burt Ward to Appear on Batwoman!" - ThatHashtagShow
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 "Listings - BATWOMAN on The CW" - The Futon Critic
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Shows A-Z - batwoman on cw" - The Futon Critic
  8. "Batwoman - Episode 1.02 - 1.04 - Titles Revealed" - SpoilerTV
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 "Listings - BATWOMAN on The CW" - The Futon Critic
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 "Batwoman - Episode 1.05 - 1.07 - Titles Revealed" - SpoilerTV
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Arrowverse 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' Crossover Adds Black Lightning Stars, Bruce Wayne — Get Full Schedule" - TVLine
  12. "Arrow-verse to Introduce Batwoman in CW's Annual Crossover Event" - The Hollywood Reporter
  13. Ed Martin (@PlanetEd) - Twitter
  14. "CW Boss Mark Pedowitz Provides Update On Groundbreaking ‘Batwoman’ at TCA" - Deadline Hollywood
  15. "twoman-starring-ruby-rose-pilot-pickup-the-cw-david-nutter-to-direct-greg-berlanti-1202528625/ ‘Batwoman’ Starring Ruby Rose Gets Pilot Pickup At the CW; David Nutter To Direct" - Deadline Hollywood
  16. "Ruby Rose's Batwoman gets CW pilot order with Game of Thrones director" - Entertainment Weekly
  17. "‘Batwoman’: Dougray Scott To Star In CW Pilot; Marcos Siega Steps In For David Nutter As Director" - Deadline Hollywood
  18. "Pilots 2019: Very, Very Early Buzz Edition" - Deadline Hollywood
  19. "‘Batwoman’ Trailer: First Look At Ruby Rose In CW Series" - Deadline Hollywood
  20. "Batwoman Trailer Suffers Massive Comment Bombing on YouTube" - Comic Book Resources
  21. "Production-List.pdf" - Directors Guild of Canada
  22. "Batwoman Will Feature This Major Batman Villain" - Comic Book Resources


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