The CW has unveiled a brand new poster for their upcoming Batwoman TV series. Ruby Rose, who debuted as the character in last year's ArrowVerse crossover event, Elseworlds, is set to become the latest DC hero to get their own series on the small screen, with the show set to debut this fall. Now, just ahead of San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, we have a new look at Rose, who gets her very own Bat-Signal on this new poster.
The poster was shared via the network's social media accounts for the series. The poster is comprised of a misty, red background with the Bat-Signal lighting up the sky. We see Ruby Rose as Kate Kane, the woman behind the mask, in the foreground, but only in her silhouetted form. The image boasts the simple tagline, "Are you ready?" Could that be signaling that something more significant is on the way in the coming days? Maybe. Maybe not. The image was shared with the following caption.
"A beacon of change. #Batwoman premieres Sunday, October 6 on The CW!"
We already got a full-length trailer for the upcoming show back in May. However, with SDCC just around the corner, and with The CW set to bring the ArrowVerse out in full force at the event, it would feel like a big missed opportunity to not drop some new footage on the crowd. Plus, that fall release date is creeping up mighty fast. It also doesn't hurt that many of the major studios are skipping out on Comic-Con this year, meaning that certain TV shows, such as this, can have a slightly easier time stealing some of the spotlight.
Batwoman was originally introduced in the pages of DC Comics back in 1956. At that time, she was a woman named Kathy Kane, who was positioned as a love interest for Batman. The character of Kate Kane became the first ever lesbian superhero to get her own title from the publisher in 2006. Similarly, Ruby Rose will be heading the first-ever live-action superhero TV series to center on an LGBTQ hero. Up until the Elseworlds event last year, Batwoman had never appeared in a live-action project. Now she's getting her own show. The cast also includes Rachel Skarsten, Meagan Tandy, Camrus Johnson, Dougray Scott, Elizabeth Anweis and Nicole Kang.
With Arrow set to end with Season 8, along with the knowledge that The Flash and Supergirl are also pretty far along in their runs, The CW needs other heroes to step in and keep the ArrowVerse going. Kate Kane can be one of those heroes. Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries) wrote the pilot and helped develop the series alongside ArrowVerse architect Greg Berlanti. David Nutter (Game of Thrones) directed the pilot episode. Kate Kane will be facing off against Alice and the Wonderland Gang during the first season of the show. Be sure to check out the new poster from the Batwoman Twitter account below.