The CW has given a pilot order to Batwoman, starring Ruby Rose as the titular character who debuted during last month’s Arrowverse crossover event, Elseworlds.
Emmy-winning director David Nutter will helm the pilot, best known for his work on Game of Thrones, where he directed such episodes as “The Rains of Castamere”. Nutter is known in Hollywood as “the pilot whisperer” as he is credited with directing numerous pilots which were successful in being picked up to series, including the first episodes of The Flash and Arrow, The Mentalist, Supernatural, Without a Trace, and Smallville.
The official description for the pilot (which if picked up will become TV’s first lesbian superhero series) reads:
“Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane (star Ruby Rose) soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.”
Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries) will serve as showrunner, joined by executive producers Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Geoff Johns.
More news on Batwoman when we have it.