With five superhero shows now situated across three nights of their schedule, there were many that wondered if The CW would try to expand their Arrowverse of shows anymore. The answer to that question is seemingly yes.
According to Variety, The CW is currently developing a series starring Batwoman that would spin out of her upcoming appearance in the annual crossover event between four of their shows (Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl), which was announced back in May.
In the series, Kate Kane, armed with a passion for social justice and a 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 savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.
The Vampire Diaries writer & producer, as well as former Smallville writer, Caroline Davis will serve as the writer and executive producer for Batwoman and Arrowverse head honcho Greg Berlanti and his producing partner Sarah Schechter will also serve as executive producers on this series through their Berlanti Productions banner. Former DC Entertainment President Geoff Johns, who stepped down to return to comics and enter a production deal with Warner Bros., will come on board as an executive producer as well.
With the crossover set for this fall, Batwoman likely would not be on the air till 2019 if the network picks up the series, which at this point seems more than likely. This would be Berlanti’s seventh series for the network and his fifteenth overall series airing on television, following the big-time contract extension he signed with Warner Bros. recently.
Batwoman would continue the network’s mission to offer up diverse stories and characters, adding their second female superhero series and their first to feature an openly gay character as the title character.