For the titular character, see Kate Kane.

Batwoman is an upcoming television series based on the DC comics character with the same name. It is currently in development by Greg Berlanti, to be produced by Caroline Dries.[2] A pilot was ordered on January 3, 2019 at The CW.[3] On May 7, 2019, it was picked up to series on the network.[4] The first season is scheduled to air during fall 2019.[1]


“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. 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.”

Main cast


  • The pilot episode will take place before the Elseworlds crossover.[9] It is currently unknown if any other episodes will be set before the present day.




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 EW
  2. "'Batwoman' TV Series in the Works at The CW" - The Hollywood Reporter
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Batwoman Snags Formal Pilot Order at The CW; David Nutter to Direct" - TVLine
  4. Batwoman, Katy Keene & Nancy Drew Picked Up To Series By the CW, Glamorous Still In Contention
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Batwoman’: Meagan Tandy, Camrus Johnson & Nicole Kang To Co-Star In the CW Pilot" - Deadline
  6. "‘Batwoman’ Finds Its Villain: Rachel Skarsten To Star In the CW’s DC Pilot" - Deadline
  7. "‘Batwoman': David Nutter Departs Pilot as Director, Dougray Scott Cast as Kate Kane’s Father" - TheWrap
  8. "‘Batwoman’ Pilot Adds Elizabeth Anweis as Catherine Hamilton-Kane" - Variety