fbpx

‘Batwoman,’ lesbian superhero, TV series in development

Batwoman TV Series

“Batwoman” is being developed as at the CW as a TV series, which is historic because it would make her the first lesbian or gay superhero to headline a live-action series. Photo: DC Entertainment.

“Batwoman” is being developed as at the CW as a TV series, which is historic because it would make her the first lesbian or gay superhero to headline a live-action series.

Earlier this year, “Black Lightning” debuted on the CW with TV’s first black, lesbian superhero.

Batwoman will make her debut on the CW in December during its annual DC series crossover event, “Arrow-verse,” which brings together the leaders superheroes from “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl,” and “Legends of Tomorrow.”

BATWOMAN LESBIAN SUPERHERO

In a statement “Batwoman,” also know as Kate Kane, is described as being “armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind.” She soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, “an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter ready to defeat the 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.”

If picked up by the CW as a series, “Batwoman” would premiere in 2019.

Caroline Dries (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Melrose Place,” and “Smallville”) will write the script and executive produce the project, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

GREG BERLANTI ATTACHED

Greg Berlanti, who identifies as gay, will also be an executive producer.

If the show is picked up, it will be Berlanti’s  seventh show on The CW and 15th on the air overall.

Berlanti has a record 14 scripted TV series on the air across six networks and produces two animated series airing on a seventh.

  • The CW’s “All American,” “Arrow,” “Black Lightning,” “Legends of Tomorrow,” “The Flash,” “Riverdale,” and “Supergirl”
  • NBC’s “Blindspot”
  • CBS’ “God Friended Me” and “The Red Line”
  • Netflix’s “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”
  • DC Universe’s digital service’s “Doom Patrol” and “Titans”
  • Lifetime’s “You”
  • The CW Seed animated series “Freedom Fighters: The Way” and “Constantine: City of Demons”

About the author

Phillip Zonkel

Award-winning journalist Phillip Zonkel spent 17 years at Long Beach's Press-Telegram, where he was the first reporter in the paper's history to have a beat covering the city's vibrant LGBTQ. He also created and ran the popular and innovative LGBTQ news blog, Out in the 562.

He won two awards and received a nomination for his reporting on the local LGBTQ community, including a two-part investigation that exposed anti-gay bullying of local high school students and the school districts' failure to implement state mandated protections for LGBTQ students.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

Share this post with your friends!