CW's Batwoman Seeking Out Actress, of Any Ethnicity, For Title Role

CW's Batwoman Seeking Out Actress, of Any Ethnicity, For Title Role

CW's Batwoman Seeking Out Actress, of Any Ethnicity, For Title Role

Batwoman, DC Comics' first openly gay superhero to get her own title, could soon be getting her own live-action television series.

Should Batwoman go to series, it will be the sixth DC show on the CW, joining Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrowand Black Lightning. "But don't call her a hero yet", reads the show's synopsis. But Batwoman isn't a full-fledged hero at the start of the show; she has personal obstacles to overcome and inner demons to battle before she can truly be considered the protector of Gotham and the city's symbol of hope.

TVLine also reports the preference would be to find an actor between the ages of 25 and 29 who is lesbian, to accurately depict the Kate Kane from the DC Universe.

Vampire Diaries writer Caroline Dries will also join the production team along with executive producers Sarah Schechter and Geoff Johns.

The Arrowverse is no stranger to having LGBT characters, but Batwoman would be the first to headline her own series.

While this would be the first DC TV series with a LGBTQ+ lead as Kate Kane is a lesbian, it is hardly the first instance of diversity in Berlanti's DC shows.

Batwoman's alter-ego is Gotham City vigilante Kate Kane, a "highly trained street fighter" and Army brat who was expelled from West Point because of her sexuality, the paper said.

Deadline is reporting that Greg Berlanti (The Flash, Arrow) is officially working on bringing a Batwoman TV series to The CW.

Originally introduced in the 1950s as a love interest for Batman to dispel rumors of homosexuality, Batwoman has since been the highest-profile openly gay character from any DC comic. Though the character hasn't appeared in live action, she has been featured in Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman, The New Batman Adventures, Batman vs. Robin and Batman: New Blood.

The CW's superhero offerings are filled with gay characters. In fact, Batwoman was one of the most popular books of the early New 52 era before the creative team of W. Haden Blackman and J.H. Williams III left the book after DC refused to let Batwoman marry Maggie Sawyer.

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