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

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" Holly Dale Caroline Dries & Daphne Miles February 28, 2021
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.
7 "It's Best You Stop Digging" Avi Youabian Jerry Shandy March 14, 2021
As Ryan's condition worsens, she questions Batwoman's "no killing" code when she realizes the opportunity to avenge her mother is slipping away. Tatiana fills in the gaps for Alice about her time on Coryana and her history with Ocean.
8 "Survived Much Worse" Holly Dale Natalie Abrams March 21, 2021
Batwoman's abilities are tested like never before, while Alice's search for Kate continues. Sophie and Jacob set their sights on Coryana, and Luke and Mary contend with an unexpected guest.
9 "Rule #1" Michael Blundell Nancy Kiu & Maya Houston March 28, 2021
Batwoman confronts Gotham's biggest foe, while new information forces those closest to Kate to make some difficult decisions. Ryan's feelings for Angelique puts her partnership with Luke and Mary at risk, while Alice goes on a warped walk down memory lane.
10 "Time Off for Good Behavior" Eric Dean Seaton James Stoteraux & Chad Fiveash April 11, 2021
As Batwoman focuses even more effort on taking down Black Mask, a new foe emerges, diverting the Bat team's attention to a distressing issue in Gotham. Continually haunted by the mistakes of his past, Jacob travels down a dangerous path in an attempt to eradicate them. Alice and Julia discover they have an enemy in common.
11 "Arrive Alive" Mairzee Almas Daniel Thomsen & Daphne Miles April 18, 2021
With Batwoman and the Crows each hot on the trail of the False Face Society, their efforts collide, and tension escalates. Alice seeks out Enigma, and Sophie and Ryan find some common ground.
12 "Initiate Self-Destruct" Glen Winter Zack Siddiqui Jerry Shandy May 2, 2021
Ryan is faced with a difficult decision that could expose her as Batwoman, creating a rift in the Bat Team. Meanwhile, Black Mask's plans for Kate Kane begin to unfold. Alice is reunited with someone from her past, and Sophie must decide where her loyalty lies.
13 "I'll Give You a Clue" Marshall Virtue Caroline Dries & Natalie Abrams May 9, 2021
When Sophie must face a foe from her rookie days with The Crows, Ryan, Mary and Luke are also pulled into the villain's game. Meanwhile, the tables turn on Alice when she finds herself in dire circumstances, and Jacob continues to revisit the past.
14 "And Justice For All"[5] Rob Duncan[5] Ebony Gilbert & Maya Houston[5] May 16, 2021[5]
Batwoman is faced with a new challenge when Gotham's Snakebite addicts become ravenous for more than the next fix.[5]
15 "Armed Suspect"[6] TBA TBA TBA
16 "Rebirth"[6] TBA TBA TBA
17 "Kane, Kate"[6] TBA TBA TBA
18 "Power"[6] TBA TBA TBA
19[7] TBA TBA TBA TBA

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]

Trivia

  • This is the first season to feature new series regular Javicia Leslie.

Gallery

Title card

Promotional images


Videos

References

  1. "The CW Renews 13 Series Including ‘Batwoman’, ‘Nancy Drew’, ‘The Flash’, ‘Riverdale’ & ‘All American’" - Deadline Hollywood
  2. Batwoman Season 2 Premiere Date Set For January 2021
  3. "David Ramsey To Direct, Return As John Diggle & Mystery Character In The CW’s Arrowverse" - Deadline
  4. "Batwoman 2x14 Promo "And Justice For All" (HD) Season 2 Episode 14 Promo" - TV Promos
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 "Batwoman Title Change: May 16 Episode Is Now “And Justice For All”" - BatwomanTV
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 "Superman and Lois,The Flash, and Batwoman - New Episode Titles Revealed" - Spoiler TV
  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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