'Batwoman': Release date, cast, plot, trailer and everything you need to know about The CW's Kate Kane
Batwoman has entered the DC TV universe. Kate Kane, Bruce Wayne's cousin dons the cape and goes about fighting crime and evil in Gotham. The CW TV series 'Batwoman' will see Ruby Rose ('XXX: Return of Xander Cage' and 'Orange is the New Black') play Kane and will join the other heroes, The Flash, Arrow, and Supergirl.
Mary Hamilton (Nicole Kang) makes a bold statement in the trailer stating Batman will not be coming back. And here's what we know about the Headmistress so far.
'Batwoman' will arrive on The CW on Sunday, October 6, 2019.
According to the official synopsis, Gotham city is in despair after the mysterious disappearance of Batman. The Gotham City Police Department is outgunned by criminal gangs and Jacob Kane's (Dougray Scott) military-grade Crows Private Security takes up the responsibility of protecting the city.
The premise also sheds light on Kate Kane's (Ruby Rose) past. "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," the synopsis reads.
Meanwhile, Kate is dishonorably discharged from military school and returns home to find out that the Alice in Wonderland gang is targeting her father and his security firm, by kidnapping his best Crow officer Sophie Moore (Meagan Tandy).
Dougray Scott's past too is explained as he is remarried to a wealthy socialite, Catherine Hamilton-Kane (Elizabeth Anweis), who bankrolls the Crows. It also goes on to say that "Kane never planned on becoming a vigilante."
In order to help her family and her city, she’ll have to become the one thing her father loathes – a 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."
Kane's nemesis in the first season is the psychotic Alice (Rachel Skarsten). The synopsis, however, adds that Kane must first overcome her own demons before becoming "Gotham’s symbol of hope."
There was quite a buzz about Kane when she made an appearance in the Arrow 'Chapter of the Elseworlds' crossover. The episode established the status of the Arrowverse Batman, as well, and this will set the tone for the Batwoman show. In the comics, Kate is ousted from the United States Military Academy for having a homosexual relationship with her roommate and this has been covered in the trailer as well.
Ruby Rose plays the titular character Batwoman and Rachel Skarsten ('Black Canary') plays the villain Alice. Dougray Scott ('Mission Impossible II') essays the role of Jacob Kane, a former colonel who shows utter contempt towards vigilantes as he tries to solve crimes in Gotham with his own private security agency, The Crows.
Meagan Tandy, of 'Teen Wolf' fame, plays Sophie Moore, one of Gotham's protectors while Camrus Johnson ('Luke Cage') plays the role of Luke Fox, Wayne's R and D director, Lucius Fox's son. As per the comics, he is better known as Batwing. Nicole Kang ('Jack and Jane') plays Mary Hamilton, Kane's step-sister.
Actor Burt Ward will make an appearance in 'Crisis on Infinite Earths'. He will be playing his character, Robin, from the '66 Batman series, as his Earth will be one of the Earths featured in the series.
The series is developed by Caroline Dries and Greg Berlanti and is based on the DC Comics character Kate Kane/Batwoman, a costumed crime-fighter created by Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid, and Keith Giffen.
The trailer opens with a shot about the Crows and their role explained by Jacob Kane (Dougray Scott). Sophie is shown chasing a masked criminal and is reported to be MIA. There is also a flashback about Kane and Sophie's romance in the trailer. The clips also give a glimpse of Kane breaking into Wayne Towers and the entering the Batcave while we get an introduction to Luke Fox, Lucius Fox's son.
"You are a female Bruce Wayne", says Jacob and there are montages of Kane battling criminals in her brand new batsuit.
A first look at Rose’s Batwoman suit was revealed and it shows that the cowl was much similar to what Christian Bale used in ‘The Dark Knight’ trilogy.
The 'Batwoman' pilot episode was screened on the preview night of the San Diego Comic-Con 2019. Executive producers, Caroline Dries, and Sarah Schechter took the stage and spoke in-depth about the upcoming superhero series. Of the many points that were talked upon, the topic of 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' was delved on in detail and Dries teased that the crossover episode will see the relationship between Kate Kane/Batwoman (Ruby Rose) and Kara Danvers/Supergirl (Melissa Benoist).
Watch this space for more updates on 'Batwoman'.
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