Last week, CW announced that they officially greenlit Batwoman for series this fall. During the upfronts for the CW, the Batwoman trailer was released and we got some insight into the pilot and what the series will be dealing with in its first season. Ruby Rose, in an interview with TVLine, will be exploring the origins of the characters. Meaning that we most likely won’t see any crossovers from the other shows during the initial season, as it takes place before ‘Elseworlds’ event from last year.
Obviously, Bruce Wayne and the Bat have been missing for a long time, so there is no protector of Gotham. After Kate’s ex-girlfriend is kidnapped by Alice, the series’ baddie, she returns to Gotham to rescue Sophie. Of course, she finds Bruce’s old suit and alters it to fit her. In the end, she changes it to inform Gotham that it isn’t Batman, but someone new.
This option is a great choice for Batwoman, and using the winter break to bring her in for the “Crisis of Infinite Earths” crossover will make things even more interesting. We will see her again as the character from last year’s ‘Elseworld’ and less of the season one character. However, Arrowverse fans will adjust for the time jump. Enjoy the Batwoman trailer.
The official synopsis for Batwoman is below:
Kate Kane 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 (played by 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.