'Batwoman' season 1: Luke Fox, 'Crisis', and other things we are looking forward to seeing in The CW's newest superhero show
The new show will have to introduce new characters, define backstories and set up 'Crisis on Infinite Earths', 2019's Arrowverse crossover event.
‘Batwoman’, the newest addition to the CW’s Arrowverse of DC TV shows, will make its debut in the fall of 2019. Starring Ruby Rose as Kate Kane, cousin of Gotham’s most iconic vigilante/billionaire, the show will follow Kate as she takes her cousin’s place as Gotham’s defender, three years after his disappearance.
The first season of the show will probably aim to give audiences a better understanding of the city and the woman who protects it. While Kate and Gotham were introduced during 2018’s ‘Elseworlds’ crossover, there are a lot of questions that fans will want to be answered about the hero and where she came from. The biggest question the show will have to answer is this: where is Bruce Wayne?
Since Batman’s mysterious disappearance, Gotham is a city without a protector. With crime running more rampant than ever, Kate’s father Jacob Kane (Dougray Scott) and his Crows Private Security are attempting to keep the peace. The disappearance of Sophie Moore, an agent of the Crows and Kate’s former girlfriend, forces Kate to go up against the Alice in Wonderland gang who are targeting her father and his company. While the show will probably spend some time exploring what really happened to the Caped Crusader, Kate will first have to deal with the sinister forces threatening her city and her family.
She is aided in her mission by Luke Fox, the son of tech genius Lucius Fox. Played by Camrus Johnson, Luke is set to do for Kate what his father did for Bruce Wayne. In the comics, Luke is a costumed hero in his own right, suiting up as Batwing. Though it probably won’t happen in the first season, seeing Luke suit up to fight by Kate’s side is something fans of the character would love to see.
‘Batwoman’ will also have to set up ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’, the Arrowverse crossover event of the year. Though her appearance in ‘Elseworlds’ suggested that Kate will have a major role to play in the event, we don’t yet know what that role will be. At least we know that she (probably) isn’t going to be the one to die.
Rose has made no secret of her dedication to social justice and this will probably play into the show. A teaser for the upcoming show reveals that Kate, unlike her cousin, does not intend to solve all her problems with her fists. She is seen giving her watch to a poor girl on the street, in spite of a warning not to help her. This is a woman who does not need a mask to be a hero.
When it makes its debut, ‘Batwoman’ will have some very big shoes to fill. With ‘Arrow’ set to end after its next season, CW will look to ‘Batwoman’ to take its place. And Rose’s Kate Kane is going to have a long journey ahead of her if she is to prove that she is her own woman and not just a female Batman.
The first episode of ‘Batwoman’ will premiere on October 6.