The Batwoman TV series starring Ruby Rose is officially moving forward. The CW has revealed that they have ordered a pilot for a possible series with Game of Thrones director David Nutter at the helm. It was announced last summer that the show was in development and that Caroline Dries was on board to write and executive produce alongside Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Geoff Johns, who is producing the project under his Mad Ghost Productions.
Ruby Rose made her Batwoman debut during the second episode of the annual ElseWorlds ArrowVerse crossover event in December. If the series is picked up, it will mark the first time that a gay lead character has fronted a live-action superhero series, which has caused some controversy. Some fans did not like the fact that Rose had been cast as the character and that a series was being developed around her. However, that seems to have died down and many fans are excited to see what Rose can do on her own.
In addition to Game of Thrones, David Nutter has directed episodes of Arrow and The Flash. The CW is more than likely looking to replicate the success of the rest of their DC shows with a Batwoman TV series. While there is no guarantee that the show will move forward after the pilot, it seems like a no-brainer with so much talent behind it. If and when the series gets picked up, it will be set up to air during the 2019-2020 season, which is right around the corner.
Ahead of the Batwoman pilot, Warner Bros. Television released a brief synopsis of what DC fans will be in for should the show get picked up. After seeing Ruby Rose in the ElseWorlds ArrowVerse crossover event, there is already some pretty major hype surrounding a standalone series. The official synopsis for the new show can be read below.
"Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane (Rose) 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 crossover event revealed that Batman does exist within that timeline, but he has been missing from Gotham City for three years, giving Batwoman the chance to shine. This also leaves the possibility open that Bruce Wayne could show up at some point during the new series. Hopefully everything goes as planned for the series, but it already looks like Warner Bros. TV is pretty excited about the project already. The news about the Batwoman pilot was first reported by Deadline.