The CW dropped the trailers for its newest slate of TV shows they were debuted at the network’s upfront presentation in New York on Thursday.
“Batwoman,” which stars Ruby Rose, and “Nancy Drew,” which Kennedy McMann is the star, are on track to premiere this fall, with “Riverdale” spinoff “Katy Keene” being held for midseason.
The trailers for each of the new series are below, along with the network’s official descriptions, cast and producer information. Check out The CW’s fall 2019-20 TV schedule here.
Ruby Rose plays a lesbian Batwoman — the “female Bruce Wayne” nearly locks lips with a woman in the trailer. After seeing the bat suit, she responds to the assertion that “it’s perfect” with this quip: “It will be — when it fits a woman.” Setting the tone for the show, she says, “I’m not about to let a man take credit for a woman’s work.”
Per the network: 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.”
Based on the characters from DC, “Batwoman” is written by Caroline Dries, who executive produces with Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Geoff Johns, David Nutter, and director Marcos Siega. “Batwoman” is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
A “Riverdale” spinoff, “Katy Keene” follows the lives and loves of four iconic Archie Comics characters — fashion legend-to-be Katy Keene (Lucy Hale), singer/songwriter Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray), performer Jorge Lopez/Ginger (Jonny Beauchamp), and “It Girl” Pepper Smith (Julia Chan) — as they chase their twenty-something dreams in New York City…together. Katy designs clothes for anyone she can, including her friend and roommate Josie, whose singing talent catches the attention of Alexander Cabot (Lucien Laviscount), a CEO who hopes to reboot the record label division of his father’s corporate empire.
But Alexander’s dream of signing Josie to a recording contract meets resistance from Cabot Media’s powerful senior vice president Alexandra (Camille Hyde), who also happens to be his twin sister. Josie and Katy’s roommate Jorge works at his family’s bodega and has his eye on Broadway, but after a series of rejections, he hopes to take his drag performance career as Ginger to the next level. The mysterious Pepper Smith plans to open her own version of Andy Warhol’s Factory. She has the connections, but no one seems to know where she got her money — or if she really has any at all. Katy struggles to manage the pressures of her day job at Lacy’s Department Store and her very demanding boss, Gloria (Katherine LaNasa), who is a legendary personal shopper. But Katy has the support of her longtime boyfriend, KO Kelly (Zane Holtz), who has his own dream of becoming a professional boxer. As these aspiring artists take on the runway, the recording studio, Broadway, and the NYC social scene, they will find more than just a career in the big city — they’ll find long-lasting friendship.
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Michael Grassi write while Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Archie Comics CEO and Publisher Jon Goldwater executive produce along with director Maggie Kiley. The “Riverdale” spinoff is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios.
Nancy Drew (Kennedy McMann) is a brilliant teenaged detective whose sense of self had come from solving mysteries in her hometown of Horseshoe Bay, Maine – until her mother’s untimely death derails Nancy’s college plans. Devastated by her mother’s passing, Nancy swears off crime-solving while crossing off the days until she can re-apply to college. But when a socialite is murdered, Nancy finds herself a prime suspect in the crime, along with a group of other teens present at the scene: Nancy’s nemesis from high school, George Fan (Leah Lewis); a rich girl with a mysterious past, Bess Marvin (Maddison Jaizani); Nancy’s secret boyfriend, Ned “Nick” Nickerson (Tunji Kasim), and amiable burnout Ace (Alex Saxon).
The five of them must team up to clear their own names – encountering emotional entanglements and even more mysteries along the way. Nancy’s reawakening brings her into conflict with her widowed father, Carson Drew (Scott Wolf), who is dating Detective Karen Hart (Alvina August). And, when a supernatural presence begins to haunt Nancy’s investigation, she discovers that the current crime has an astonishing connection to the unsolved murder of a local girl. Whether the ghost is here to help, or hinder Nancy remains to be seen, but one thing’s for sure: Nancy’s going to have to unravel the clues from both the living and the dead to solve the crimes.
“Nancy Drew” will star newcomer Kennedy McMann, and Scott Wolf player her father, replacing originally cast Freddie Prinze Jr. Noga Landau, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage write and executive produce along with Lis Rowinski. Melinda Hsu Taylor is also an Executive Producer. Director Larry Teng co-executive produces. “Nancy Drew” is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Fake Empire.