It’s official. Batwoman is coming to The CW with a new standalone series set in the Arrow-verse. The series, which stars Ruby Rose as Kane Kate, who masquerades as the titular masked vigilante. doesn’t have a premiere date yet. However, the first teaser has arrived.
It doesn’t give away much beyond a look at the character standing on top of a building in Gotham City–and a quick shot of the bat signal–but Arrow-verse fans have already met this take on Batwoman. Rose appeared in the Elseworlds crossover event as Batwoman, which introduced not only the characters but The CW’s version of Gotham City.
It’s unclear how much of the Gotham we saw in Elseworlds will play out on the Batwoman, but among the Easter eggs hidden in the crossover were references to Riddler, Penguin, Clayface, Poison Ivy, Scarecrow, Bane, and Mr. Freeze. What we know for sure is that Batwoman’s primary villain, Alice, will be played on the show by Rachel Skarsten (Birds of Prey, Imposters).
Joining Rose and Skarsten in Batwoman are Meagan Tandy (Teen Wolf), Camrus Johnson (Luke Cage), and Nicole Kang (You). Additionally, Dougray Scott will appear in the series as Jacob Kane, Kate’s father and leader of a private security firm.
Batwoman will premiere either this fall or spring 2020 on The CW. Regardless of when the show debuts, though, chances are you’ll see Rose suit up as Batwoman once again in the upcoming Arrow-verse “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover event.