The CW network has ordered a pilot for “Batwoman,” a standalone spinoff series that will star Ruby Rose. If everything goes according to plan, the pilot will be picked up, and the Batwoman series will find a new home alongside “The Flash,” “Supergirl,” “Legends of Tomorrow,” “Black Lightning,” and “Arrow.” Multiple sources have announced that the pilot will be directed by David Nutter, who has worked on both “Arrow” and “The Flash.” It’s an exciting time for DC comic book adaptations on the CW, even if it is getting a little crowded.
In the new spinoff series, Rose will once again be playing Kate Kane, the alter-ego of Batwoman. Rose made history as one of the first lesbian superheroes on network TV; the Batwoman character first appeared on the second episode of the network’s three-night crossover between “Arrow,” “The Flash,” and “Supergirl.”
Viewers probably aren’t surprised that Batwoman could be getting a spinoff series. The network has been staging the character to fly off into a solo storyline for some time now. Without giving too much away from the current series, Batman isn’t around at the moment in Gotham, and Batwoman is living in a now abandoned Wayne Tower. It will be interesting to see where the new series will go with Batwoman if it does move to series.
Meanwhile, FOX is getting ready to air the final season of “Gotham” this winter. The new episodes will wrap up the events that lead young Bruce Wayne to become Batman. Now those viewers can switch over to the CW network to get their weekly dose of DC comics. At the movies, “Aquaman” is still swimming in theaters but DC fans have “Shazam!” to look forward to this April. That film was directed by David F. Sandberg and stars Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, and Djimon Hounsou. After that fans can see Wonder Woman return to the screen in “Wonder Woman: 1984”. Patty Jenkins, the director of the original “Wonder Woman” film, returned for the sequel with Gal Gadot and Chris Pine.