Words by: Zoya Raza-Sheikh
It’s been a long time coming, but it looks like Batwoman has been given the green light. First gracing our screens during the “Elseworlds” Arrowverse crossover, Batwoman has been confirmed to return as a fully-fledged character. Following the show’s recent announcement, it looks like both the series and Ruby Rose’s adaptation of the character hold promise. If anything, the announcement comes as no surprise, as the CW have been gradually building an empire of DC Comics shows. In their effort to renew audience interest, CW are bringing Rose to the forefront in her debut role as Batman’s cousin, Kate Kane. There’s no need to worry about her acting ability, as her acting credentials include Orange Is The New Black, John Wick: Chapter 2, and Pitch Perfect 3. In terms of character development… well, the network’s take on the character is something that can only be judged through the series, but there are high expectations. The CW seems to be on a streak of diversity; only recently they introduced TV’s first transgender superhero and have pushed an LGBT+ storyline between Sara Lance (Caity Lotz) and Ava Sharpe (Jess Macallan) from DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Keeping with diversifying and appealing to new audiences, Rose will be the face of The CW’s first openly gay lead superhero. I don’t know about you, but this is one resident of Gotham I’m looking forward to seeing.