Series overview
Season 12

Batwoman was renewed for a second season by The CW on January 7, 2020.[2] The shift to January being a result of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic affecting production.


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.[9]
  • 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.[10]

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]


  • 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.[11] On June 2, it was announced that an entirely new character would be introduced to replace Ruby Rose's character as Batwoman.[3][10] By July 8, Javicia Leslie was hired.[4]
  • Production began on September 3, 2020, but Leslie's first day began a day later. According to Nicole Kang (Mary Hamilton) and Camrus Johnson (Luke Fox) in a welcome back video "We're safe, we're distanced, people are wearing masks, everything's fine!" said Johnson to reassure fans they're doing safety guidelines. [12]


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