Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the CW network has given a pilot order focusing on DC character Batwoman, played by Ruby Rose in the Arrowverse crossover event at the end of last year.
Batwoman first began appearing in DC Comics universe back in Detective Comics #233 in 1956, where she was originally introduced as a love interest for Batman. Since then, she’s appeared in various animated series and films, such as Batman: The Brave and the Bold back in 2008, Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman film in 2002 and Batman: Bad Blood in 2016. The modern version of the character is portrayed by Kate Kane, who was reintroduced to audiences in 2006 as a lesbian and of Jewish descent.
The premise for the potential series is as follows:
Batwoman revolves around Kate Kane, who, armed with a passion for social justice and flair for speaking her mind, soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence. But don’t call her a hero yet…in a city desperate for a saviour, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.
The report from EW also states that David Nutter is attached to direct the pilot. Nutter is known for not only directing the famous ‘Red Wedding’ episode ‘The Rains of Castamere’ on Game Of Thrones, but also referred to in the Hollywood circles as ‘the pilot whisperer’, with his pilot credits including Arrow, The Flash, The Mentalist, Supernatural, Without A Trace and Smallville.
Caroline Dries is attached to pen the script and will serve as an executive producer if the series gets picked up. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Geoff Johns will executive produce also.