Lesbian Batwoman is coming to a TV near you

Brenda Watkins
July 18, 2018

Each year, new shows are announced and everyone wonders how he does it, but this latest addition checks two boxes on the Berlanti to-do list: The Hollywood Reporter has announced that a new Batwoman show is in the works over at the CW, meaning the DCTV lineup is about to get blissfully more gay.

You can check out some of the reactions below! "Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham's symbol of hope".

The Vampire Diaries writer Caroline Dries is set to pen the script and executive produce the series. This groundbreaking milestone comes after DC and Warner Bros. "While originally the network had planned a third Arrow episode later that season to serve as The Flash backdoor pilot, it ultimately opted for a standalone Flash pilot, which launched the series the following fall".

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While this would be the first DC TV series with a LGBTQ+ lead as Kate Kane is a lesbian, it is hardly the first instance of diversity in Berlanti's DC shows.

Making her debut in 1956's Detective Comics #233, Batwoman began as Kathy Kane, a rich Gotham socialite and former circus performer who uses her money and skills to fight crime and attract the attention of Batman, for whom she harbors romantic feelings. The character was introduced in 2006 and is described as "an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter". Geoff Johns, who recently stepped down as the head of DC Entertainment, will also executive produce through his Mad Ghost Productions banner.

This is an exciting landmark for LGBT characters in superhero shows. They already have Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl and Black Lightning, which debuted earlier this year. To that end, the casting and tonal decisions made for the crossover event would likely carry over into a potential series. "For the very first time appearing, we'll be fighting alongside Batwoman, which is terrific". On film, Batwoman appeared in Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman, voiced by Kyra Sedgwick, a 2002 direct-to-video animated film based on animated series The New Batman Adventures.

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