We got an amazing trailer drop for Batwoman last week from The CW. The show that got picked up for a full series two weeks ago also got a synopsis, new images, a trailer, and best of all, a premiere date with the episode order. It was confirmed by Greg Berlanti, and reinforced by the trailer, that the show’s first season will take place before the Arrowverse Elseworlds crossover, where Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) is an established vigilante. It will be the traditional origin story the rest of the Arrowverse shows have been. The first image we got was of Kane and Luke Fox, the son of Lucius Fox, with the Batman suit in the background. The suit appears heavily armored, with short bat ears. The second image showcases Kane in front of a motorcycle.
Here’s the full synopsis:
Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) never planned to be Gotham’s new vigilante. Three years after Batman mysteriously disappeared, Gotham is a city in despair. Without the Caped Crusader, the Gotham City Police Department was overrun and outgunned by criminal gangs. Enter Jacob Kane (Dougray Scott) and his military-grade Crows Private Security, which now protects the city with omnipresent firepower and militia. Years before, Jacob’s first wife and daughter were killed in the crossfire of Gotham crime. He sent his only surviving daughter, Kate Kane, away from Gotham for her safety.
After a dishonorable discharge from military school and years of brutal survival training, Kate returns home when the Alice in Wonderland gang targets her father and his security firm, by kidnapping his best Crow officer Sophie Moore (Meagan Tandy). Although remarried to wealthy socialite Catherine Hamilton-Kane (Elizabeth Anweis), who bankrolls the Crows, Jacob is still struggling with the family he lost, while keeping Kate –– the daughter he still has –– at a distance. But Kate is a woman who’s done asking for permission. In order to help her family and her city, she’ll have to become the one thing her father loathes –– a dark knight vigilante.
With the help of her compassionate stepsister, Mary (Nicole Kang), and the crafty Luke Fox (Camrus Johnson), the son of Wayne Enterprises’ tech guru Lucius Fox, Kate Kane continues the legacy of her missing cousin, Bruce Wayne, as Batwoman. Still holding a flame for her ex-girlfriend, Sophie, Kate uses everything in her power to combat the dark machinations of the psychotic Alice (Rachel Skarsten), who’s always somewhere slipping between sane and insane. Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate soars through the shadowed streets of Gotham as Batwoman. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, she must first overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.
And now for the trailer! Presumably this footage is all from the pilot episode that has been filmed:
This looks absolutely fantastic. The footage is shot well, Rose is already stellar as Kane. You can sense the dread she’s feeling with the disappearance of her ex Sophie, but also the willpower she’s giving off to rescue her. Skarsten gives me the absolute heebeejeebees as Alice, and the rest of the cast is giving their all with their performance. Caroline Dries, Berlanti and Marcos Siega have killed it.
I’m so excited for this show to premiere this fall, where the world’s finest (female edition) will be back to back on Sunday nights this fall. Only downside is because this season is before Elseworlds, we will more than likely not see them together until Crisis on Infinite Earths. Batwoman is getting a full series order so it should be running 22 episodes.
SOURCE: The CW