Published: Thu, July 19, 2018
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

Batwoman Series In Development At The CW

Batwoman Series In Development At The CW

A Batwoman TV show is being developed - and the lead character is a lesbian.

Originally introduced in the 1950s as a love interest for Batman to dispel rumors of homosexuality, Batwoman has since been the highest-profile openly gay character from any DC comic.

And whoever ends up playing Batwoman will actually show up alongside the heroes of those shows, as she'll crop up in one of the DCTV's annual crossovers later this year.

With the crossover set to feature the debut of Kate Kane / Batwoman, the news of Legends of Tomorrow's exclusion may come as a disappointment to fans who were hoping to see the Gotham City heroine meet Sarah Lance / White Canary. Once this happens, there will be two depictions of Gotham on two different networks, the other being Fox's Batman prequel series, Gotham.

At this year's CW upfront presentation, Stephen Amell, the Green Arrow himself, announced that Batwoman would be introduced in the crossover that will bring together Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl for another big event.

DC Comic's Batwoman is a lesbian.

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The first time we spoke on the phone she called me "babe" and I was just silenced... until I asked her to do it again! ". Fragmented chronology hampers dramatic momentum but audiences who loved the first film won't care.

As Deadline reports, the network wanted to focus on a powerful female hero and, so, already has the show in production for 2019.

The US charity GLAAD, which campaigns for LGBT representation in the media, welcomed the prospect of more gay characters on television. A lesbian herself, Dries got her start on Smallville back in the day, before rising through the ranks to showrunner on The Vampire Diaries.

Batwoman is getting her very own TV show.

Most recently, Batwoman has been one of the stars of the relaunched Detective Comics by James Tynion IV and finally has her own solo series again. Could Batwoman be the potential bridge to Gotham, and perhaps even to the DC streaming service's upcoming Titans series led by former Robin Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites)?

The character will first appear in December 2018 as a crossover between Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl.

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