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Batwoman to get stand-alone series


Story by Jack Foley

BATWOMAN is to get her own stand-alone series.

The CW in America has confirmed plans to hand out a pilot order for the Ruby Rose-led drama.

Caroline Dries (of The Vampire Diaries) will write the series and serve as showrunner, with Greg Berlanti as executive producer.

David Nutter, the Emmy-winning director of Game of Thrones, who previously helmed pilots for The CW’s The Flash and Arrow, will serve in the same capacity on Batwoman.

The announcement is notable because it means that the Ruby Rose show now becomes a history maker. It will become the first ever superhero series to be led by a lesbian character — and played by an openly gay actress in Rose.

The official synopsis reads: “Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane [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 saviour, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.”