The character, who will appear in a December 9 crossover event, will be the first LGBTQ character to have her own series in the "Arrowverse".
The CW has released, via THR, a first look image at their new Batwoman. The character is described as a hero with a flair for social justice who isn't afraid to speak her mind. Though she will be introduced in the crossover event, Rose will then transition into her own Batwoman series, which is now in development for the 2019-20 television season at The CW.
Arrowverse producer Greg Berlanti recently attended the L.A. LGBT Center Vanguard Awards, where he addressed the backlash against the casting of Ruby Rose as Batwoman in the upcoming crossover. "In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham's symbol of hope". "I feel like the reason I get so emotional, growing up watching TV, I never saw somebody on TV that I could identify with, let alone a superhero", she said.
The version of Batwoman headed to TV screens is set to remain true to her comics portrayal, in which Batwoman has been an out lesbian since 2006.
"Whenever you're bringing change about in any form, there are always conversations that happen", he told The Hollywood Reporter.
Although details about the crossover are scarce, we do know a few things.
In the comics, Kate Kane is a brilliant fighter and strategist, inspired by Batman and utilizing her training from the military academy that she attended as a young woman.