‘Batwoman’ TV Series From Greg Berlanti in the Works at The CW

Lesbian superhero character to debut during network’s DC crossover event in December


The CW is adding yet another superhero to its team. The network has a Batwoman TV series from executive producers Greg Berlanti and Caroline Dries in development for 2019, with a lesbian character set to take over the titular role.

Here is the official logline for the project: Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane 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.

As The CW announced at its upfront presentation in May, Batwoman will first appear as part of the network’s DC crossover event in December. A casting notice for the role of Kate will be released soon.

If the Batwoman project is ordered to series, it will join a slate of DC universe projects currently airing on The CW, including “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl,” “Legends of Tomorrow” and “Black Lightning.”

Dries (“The Vampire Diaries”) will pen the script and executive produce alongside Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Geoff Johns, who is producing under his new Mad Ghost Productions banner. The Batwoman series hails from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.