For everyone out there who’s been curious, a Batwoman pilot is officially happening at The CW.
According to a new report from Deadline, the network is ready to move forward with the standalone series’ next step after Ruby Rose first appeared as the character a.k.a. Kate Kane in the Elseworlds crossover event. The plan was always to develop this character into a full-fledged show, but there were still many different boxes that needed to be checked off. The premiere episode via Caroline Dries has reportedly been met with high marks, and the network / studio Warner Bros. TV are intent on making this into a hit. Why else would they be bringing in pilot guru David Nutter to direct? Nutter directed the pilots for both Arrow and The Flash, and he’s also responsible for a sizable chunk of the upcoming final season of Game of Thrones.
In other words, he’s a pretty big deal in the television world.
So should we feel good about the chances of Batwoman actually happening at The CW? For now, we’d say that there’s a reason for some cautious optimism. They’ve shown a willingness already to ride with a number of big superhero programs, especially when it comes to the Arrowverse. While there aren’t any official renewals for these superhero shows, it feels fair to say that all of them should come back. After all, the network is tackling Crisis on Infinite Earths this coming fall and all indications suggest that this is the biggest crossover event that we’ve had a chance to see so far.
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As for how in the world The CW is going to have five different Arrowverse shows on the network this fall (or six if you count Black Lightning), that’s a good question. It may be something that they think about a little bit more down the road, though, since we’re not altogether confident at present about the future of Black Lightning.
For now, let’s just rejoice in the news that it seems like The CW remains committed to this character and that the reception to the role to date has been fairly positive.
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