It’s happening. After 6 months of work and development, the CW has finally ordered a pilot episode of Batwoman. That’s right. We are set to see Batwoman on the CW.
If the pilot is a success and the first season is ordered, the show stands to become the latest entry into CW’s already impressive list of shows. Thus far, the Warner Bros. affiliated network boasts The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning, and Supergirl.
As it stands, Game of Thrones alum David Nutter will direct the initial episode. Aside from Game of Thrones, Nutter has also been at the helm of the pilots for The Flash, Arrow, and was involved in the making of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Smallville. Tasking Nutter with Batwoman is as close to a no-brainer as possible.
Adding to the list of people behind the show, Caroline Dries, Geoff Johns, and Greg Berlanti are slated to join Nutter. Johns’s inclusion is for reasons as obvious as to why snow is white. Dries and Berlanti, on the other hand, bring an interesting body of work to the show. Dries gained fame and notoriety for her work on the Vampire Diaries, and Berlanti for his work in the Arrowverse.
Around since 1956 and reimagined in 2006, Batwoman has become a staple inside the walls of Gotham. Batwoman made headway’s when it was announced that she was openly lesbian.
From the official log of the potential series, “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.”
After the success of her appearance on the CW crossover event, “Elseworlds”, it makes perfect sense that she was to be given her own show. With comic book adaptations as hot as they are, I’m just surprised that it took so long.