Series overview
Season 12

Batwoman was renewed for a second season by The CW on January 7, 2020.[2] The shift to January was a result of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic affecting production. On October 29th, 2020, it was announced that Season 2 would premiere on January 17th, 2021.[1]


Kate Kane never planned to be Gotham’s new vigilante, but with Batman missing and the city in despair, Kate has armed herself with a passion for social justice and an arsenal of high tech weapons, soaring through the shadowed streets of Gotham as Batwoman. At the end of the first season, Crows Commander Jacob Kane has declared a war on Batwoman, forcing everyone around them to choose sides. Meanwhile, Batwoman’s arch-nemesis Alice is focused on acquiring the one thing that can take down the Bat, pulling off her most devious plan yet with the help of Bruce Wayne’s former best friend Tommy Elliot, now terrorizing the city as the villain Hush. Season two kicks off with a major game-changer that will alter Gotham and The Bat Team forever. As the dust settles, Batwoman has everything working against her – including the recently escaped rogues’ gallery of villains – and everyone will come to see her in a whole new light. Alice meets her match when she becomes entangled with a dangerous foe from her past who knows exactly how to prey on her vulnerabilities. As Luke and Mary find their footing as sidekicks, a romance will shake up their dynamic. Meanwhile, Sophie and Julia’s budding relationship will face its first real test and make Sophie question everything she thought she knew to be true.[src]


Main cast

Recurring cast

Confirmed plot points

  • There will be a crossover episode with Superman & Lois.[10]
  • The new character, who will take the mantle of Batwoman, will be inspired by the original but won't be necessarily the best person for the job at the beginning.[11]
  • The Batmobile will appear.[12]

Confirmed characters

  • Ryan Wilder: A likable, messy, little goofy and untamed woman who's nothing like Kate Kane, the woman who wore the Batsuit before her. With no one in her life to keep her on track, Ryan spent years as a drug-runner, dodging the GCPD and masking her pain with bad habits. Today Ryan lives in her van with her plant. A girl who would steal milk for an alley cat and could also kill you with her bare hands, Ryan is the most dangerous type of fighter; highly skilled and wildly undisciplined. She is an out lesbian, athletic, raw, passionate, fallible and very much not your stereotypical All-American hero.[4]
  • The Whisper: She is a skilled assassin, unflappable and cold as ice in the face of danger. She is one of Safiyah’s most important henchwomen and still harbors feelings for her powerful boss.[8]
  • Safiyah Sohail: The fiercely protective ruler of a small community on the island of Coryana with as many enemies as aliases. She is compassionate and charismatic with both physical and psychological prowess. She is beloved by her people and will stop at nothing to protect what’s hers. No one goes unnoticed by Safiyah, specifically when it comes to those who have encountered the Desert Rose.[7]
  • Ocean: A zen gardener and thinker with a complicated past. A loyal soldier and fighter, Ocean moves to Gotham looking for a new beginning.[8]
  • Victor Zsasz: A charismatic, skilled hitman with high, unpredictable energy. He proudly carves tally marks onto his skin for every victim he kills.[9]


# Episode name Directed by Story by Teleplay by Original airdate
1 TBA TBA TBA TBA January 17, 2021[1]
4 "Fair Skin, Blue Eyes"[13] TBA TBA TBA TBA


  • On May 19, Ruby Rose announced her departure from the series just two days after the conclusion of the first season finale, "O, Mouse!". It was initially reported that the role of Kate Kane would be recast.[14] However on June 2, it was announced that an entirely new character would be introduced to replace Rose's character as Batwoman.[3][11] By July 8, Javicia Leslie was hired.[4]
  • Production began on September 3, 2020, but Leslie's first day began a day later. In a welcome back video with Nicole Kang (Mary Hamilton) and Camrus Johnson (Luke Fox), Johnson reassured fans, "We're safe, we're distanced, people are wearing masks, everything's fine!".[15]
    • However, production shut down on September 30 due to delays in processing COVID-19 tests in British Columbia, though the stoppage is assumed to be temporary.[16]
    • On October 7, 2020, production was allowed to resume.[17]


Promotional images


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "The CW Sets Delayed Premiere Dates for Flash, Superman & Lois, Riverdale, Charmed, Batwoman and More" - TVLine
  2. "The CW Renews 13 Series Including ‘Batwoman’, ‘Nancy Drew’, ‘The Flash’, ‘Riverdale’ & ‘All American’" - Deadline Hollywood
  3. 3.0 3.1 "‘Batwoman’ Season 2 To Replace Ruby Rose’s Kate Kane With A New Character" - Decider
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "‘Batwoman’ Casts Javicia Leslie as New Series Lead" - Variety
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 "The CW’s New Season To Launch January 2021" - KSiteTV
  6. "Exclusive: Christina Wolfe Upped To Series Regular For ‘Batwoman’ Season 2; Warren Christie Set To Return" - The Vulcan Reporter
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Batwoman casts Dominion alum as the villain Safiyah from Alice's past" - Entertainment Weekly
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 "‘Batwoman’: Leah Gibson & Nathan Owens To Recur In the CW Superhero Series" - Deadline Hollywood
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Batwoman casts Gotham actor as 'unpredictable' Victor Zsasz in season 2" - Entertainment Weekly
  10. "The CW Plots ‘Superman’ & ‘Batwoman’ Crossover In 2021" - Deadline Hollywood
  11. 11.0 11.1 "BATWOMAN Boss Explains Why the Show isn’t Recasting Kate Kane" - Give Me My Remote
  12. ⚡️ Pagey ⚡️ (@Pagmyst) - Twitter
  13. Batwoman Brasil (@BatwomanBR) - Twitter
  14. "Ruby Rose Exits the CW’s ‘Batwoman’, DC Series To Recast Iconic Lead Role For Season 2" - Deadline Hollywood
  15. "Batwoman Stars Celebrate First Day of Shooting After COVID-19 Shutdown" - CBR
  16. "‘Riverdale,’ ‘Batwoman,’ ‘Big Sky,’ ‘Nancy Drew’ and ‘Charmed’ Shut Down Over Testing Delays in British Columbia" - Variety
  17. "‘Riverdale’, ‘Batwoman’ & ‘Maid’ Latest Series To Resume Production In Vancouver, But Concerns Over Testing Remain" - Deadline Hollywood

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