Following it announced in May that Batwoman is coming to the Arrowverse as part of the big December crossover, The CW has announced the character may be getting her own TV series in 2019.
The series is being put together by former The Vampire Diaries executive producer Caroline Dries and Greg Berlanti, the EP of the Arrowverse.
The Batwoman series is described as: Written by Dries based on the DC characters, armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane 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 savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.
Deadline notes casting for Batwoman is about to begin, and will likely be a lesbian actress, who will play the character in the December crossover as well as the TV series, if it gets the green light. It’s further said that Caroline Dries will most likely be involved with the character when she is first introduced in the Arrowverse crossover as well.
CW president Mark Pedowitz first announced the news of Batwoman in May noting, “This is the first time ever that Batwoman will make a live-action appearance on any screen,” Pedowitz said, adding tha Gotham City also will be added to the Arrowverse.
Here is teaser art that was also released in May:
— Michael Schneider (@franklinavenue) May 17, 2018
Batwoman (DC Comics):
Inspiration can happen anywhere—in a classroom, a theater, or in the comfort of your own home. But for Kate Kane, inspiration struck in the most unlikely of places: a dark, dingy Gotham City street. Moved and motivated by an encounter with Batman, Kate donned a utility belt and joined the ranks of the costumed crimefighters in Gotham City. She became Batwoman. Kate had a long history of overachievement. She was an exemplary pupil at the United States Military Academy, earning top marks and easily rising to the head of her class…until she was dismissed from the school for being gay. Kate received support at home from her colonel father, but she was angry and frustrated by the military’s actions. Disheartened, Kate lost direction and became caught up with late nights and partying. And then Batman intervened.
As Batwoman, Kate combines her special operative training and deep sense of discipline to serve justice to criminals. In fact, of all of Batman’s allies, Batwoman may be the one who’s most like him. Her military training makes her a tough adversary in both armed and unarmed combat, her experiences have made her a strong opponent of injustice and her intelligence has led her to become a solid detective. However, she also shares the Dark Knight’s self-destructive tendencies when it comes to personal relationships. For her, the mission always comes first.