The CW picks up Batwoman, Riverdale spin-off Katy Keene to series

BatwomanYou don’t have to wonder anymore what The CW is going to do in terms of some of their new series for the 2019-20 season. Three of them have been officially picked up!

Let’s focus on these shows one by one now, mostly for the sake of giving them the proper attention.


Logline – “Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane (star Ruby 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.”

First Impression – It was cool seeing Rose play Batwoman over the most recent Arrowverse crossover, and we certainly think that she will bring a lot to the table in her own solo show — really, Arrow could pass the torch to this show in terms of its overall vibe. There wasn’t really any doubt that Batwoman would be picked up — it was almost a certainty from the moment that it was first announced Rose would be playing the character.

Katy Keene

Logline – “In a timeless New York City, as enchanting as Riverdale is moody, aspiring fashion designer Katy Keene (Lucy Hale) meets Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray), fresh off the bus to chase her musical dreams. Their world is populated with kindred-spirit starving artists, including mysterious socialite Pepper Smith (Julie Chan) and Broadway-bound performer Jorge Lopez – and his drag queen alter ego, Ginger (Jonny Beauchamp). While their climb to the top is rife with obstacles, this found family will stop at nothing to see their names in lights. Based on the Archie Comics characters.”

First Impression – Ever since The CW lost Chilling Adventures of Sabrina to Netflix, we’ve felt like they’ve been desperate in order to land a show of their own in the Riverdale universe. They’ve got it here, and this is also a chance for them to bring over another notable character in Josie from that show. It’s a show with a big-city setting and, presumably, a big-city vibe.

Nancy Drew

Logline – “Set in the summer after her high school graduation, 18-year-old Nancy Drew (Kennedy McMann) thought she’d be leaving her hometown for college, but when a family tragedy holds her back another year, she finds herself embroiled in a ghostly murder investigation — and along the way, uncovers secrets that run deeper than she ever imagined.”

First Impressions – McMann has been getting a ton of buzz as one of the biggest new stars of the year, and we’re glad to see that after many attempts, a Nancy Drew series is finally coming to television. We’ve seen a number of attempts to make a pilot based on this work in the past, but this one is all systems go.

What do you think about some of these series pickups today? Be sure to share right now in the comments! (Photo: The CW.)

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