Series overview
Season 123

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

Synopsis

Cast

Main cast

Recurring cast

Confirmed plot points

Confirmed new characters

Episodes

# Episode name Directed by Story by Teleplay by Original airdate
1 "Whatever Happened to Kate Kane?" Holly Dale Caroline Dries January 17, 2021
Kate's friends and family hold on to hope that Kate may still be found, a homeless 25-year-old named Ryan Wilder stumbles upon Kate’s Batsuit. Focused on no longer being a victim. Ryan takes the suit to use as armor and goes rogue in the streets of Gotham, taking out various members of a new gang called the False Face Society. Meanwhile, both Jacob Kane and Luke Fox launch searches for Kate, Mary Hamilton grapples with losing yet another family member, Sophie Moore struggles with things left unsaid to her first love, and Alice is furious that someone got to Kate before she could exact her revenge. At the same time, "Bruce Wayne" returns under the pretence of searching for Kate, but the truth is he wants his suit back and it becomes the clash of imposters as "Batwoman" and "Bruce" square off in the action-packed season premiere.
2 "Prior Criminal History" Carl Seaton James Stoteraux & Chad Fiveash January 24, 2021
After her quick spin in the Batgear, Ryan Wilder is back to facing the daily challenges of life as herself. Meanwhile, Alice has a new, devious plan to get the attention of both Gotham and Safiyah. With Kate still missing and the city in an uprising, Luke and Mary are desperate to find a stand in. In a pinch, Ryan dons the suit again and comes face-to-face with Alice for the first time. Back at Crows Headquarters, Sophie and Commander Kane try to uncover who may have had a vendetta against Kate.
3 "Bat Girl Magic!" Holly Dale Nancy Kiu January 31, 2021
As Ryan Wilder continues to prove herself as Batwoman, she encounters the challenge of every superhero – living a double life. Mary is still Team Ryan, while Luke continues to have reservations – especially when Ryan makes some alterations and unveils a new Batsuit! Meanwhile, Victor Zsasz is slashing his way through the city streets, and Commander Kane has The Crows trying to stop the flow of Snakebite through Gotham. Safiyah takes notice of Alice's antics and Sophie finds herself in unexpected circumstances.
4 "Fair Skin, Blue Eyes" Menhaj Huda Ebony Gilbert February 14, 2021
As Batwoman attempts to fight the proliferation of Snakebite through Gotham, a random encounter forces her to revisit her painful past. Empowered by her new role, Ryan Wilder is determined to ensure others like her don't go unnoticed. Meanwhile, those closest to Kate are given a good reason to believe she is still alive, forcing unexpected alliances and betrayals.
5 "Gore on Canvas" Norma Bailey Daniel Thomsen February 21, 2021
Batwoman is approached by Commander Kane and Agent Moore to boost an infamous work of art that reveals the way to Coryana - and Kate. Despite her reservations, Luke and Mary convince Ryan to take the assignment, causing tensions within the Bat-team to escalate. Meanwhile, as Alice attempts to fulfill Safiyah's insidious request, she slowly discovers that she may not remember everything about her time on Coryana.
6 "Do Not Resuscitate"[5] Holly Dale[6] Caroline Dries & Daphne Miles[6] February 28, 2021[6]
As Ryan Wilder's Kryptonite wound grows more severe, it hinders Batwoman's ability to protect Gotham. Growing interest in reproducing the serum from the Desert Rose puts Mary's and Commander Kane's lives in danger. Meanwhile, Alice's reunion with a fellow Coryana inhabitant presents unexpected complications.[6]
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8 "Survived Much Worse"[5] TBA TBA TBA
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Production

  • 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.[8] However on June 2, it was announced that an entirely new character would be introduced to replace Rose's character as Batwoman.[9][10] By July 8, Javicia Leslie was hired.[11]
  • 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!".[12]
    • 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.[13]
    • On October 7, 2020, production was allowed to resume.[14]

Behind the scenes

  • There was going to be a crossover episode with Superman & Lois.[15]
    • However, on January 14, 2021, it was announced that the crossover was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[16]

Gallery

Promotional images

Videos

References

  1. "The CW Renews 13 Series Including ‘Batwoman’, ‘Nancy Drew’, ‘The Flash’, ‘Riverdale’ & ‘All American’" - Deadline Hollywood
  2. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named 1-5
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Batwoman boss confirms Black Mask is season 2's other big bad" - Entertainment Weekly
  4. "David Ramsey To Direct, Return As John Diggle & Mystery Character In The CW’s Arrowverse" - Deadline
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Batwoman - Episode 2.06 - 2.08 - Episode Titles Revealed - Spoiler TV
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 "Listings - BATWOMAN on The CW - The Futon Critic
  7. "Various Episode Count Numbers for WB Shows 2020-2021" - Spoiler TV
  8. "Ruby Rose Exits the CW’s ‘Batwoman’, DC Series To Recast Iconic Lead Role For Season 2" - Deadline Hollywood
  9. "‘Batwoman’ Season 2 To Replace Ruby Rose’s Kate Kane With A New Character" - Decider
  10. "BATWOMAN Boss Explains Why the Show isn’t Recasting Kate Kane" - Give Me My Remote
  11. "Batwoman Taps Javicia Leslie to Replace Ruby Rose in Title Role" - TVLine
  12. "Batwoman Stars Celebrate First Day of Shooting After COVID-19 Shutdown" - CBR
  13. "‘Riverdale,’ ‘Batwoman,’ ‘Big Sky,’ ‘Nancy Drew’ and ‘Charmed’ Shut Down Over Testing Delays in British Columbia" - Variety
  14. "‘Riverdale’, ‘Batwoman’ & ‘Maid’ Latest Series To Resume Production In Vancouver, But Concerns Over Testing Remain" - Deadline Hollywood
  15. "The CW Plots ‘Superman’ & ‘Batwoman’ Crossover In 2021" - Deadline Hollywood
  16. "Batwoman's Javicia Leslie Wants a 'Super Black' Arrowverse Crossover" - TVLine


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