New casting information and details have emerged from the CW’s latest venture: a Batwoman show. While the character will debut in the massive upcoming Arrowverse crossover between Arrow, Supergirl and The Flash, it also appears that Batwoman will have her own show soon enough as The CW has ordered a script development. Caroline Dries, the writer behind Smallville and The Vampire Diaries has been tabbed for the script. From executive Greg Berlanti, the spin-off is still in early stages. Dries will also serve as an executive producer along with Sarah Schechter and Geoff Johns.
That storyline of the show is detailed; “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.”
It was revealed yesterday that the CW studio is seeking an actress between the age of 25-29 of any ethnicity, in addition to being openly gay. When it comes to the version of the character of Kate Kane, the star of the show is physically gifted and skilled along with being intellectually brilliant. All while being a woman who is proud to be openly gay. Having once aspired to join the military as her career path, she was kicked out of West Point after coming out as gay. However, this did not prevent her from eventually taking on the crime-fighting vigilante persona known as Batwoman. The twist is that Kate still deals with some inner demons that tie back to her rocky past relationship with her father, where as a child she struggled to garner praise from him. And while she has no trouble fighting the criminals of Gotham, Kate struggles with the strains of loving a double life, both as a superhero and citizen. And while she takes on the tough, impenetrable persona of a hero while fighting crime, she lets her guard down when it comes to dating women. Whoever ends up taking on the role will be listed as a recurring guest star, which helps chances that fans will see her in the shows after the crossover as well.