'Batwoman' Starring Ruby Rose Gets Pilot Order From The CW
The CW wants more of Kate Kane.
The network has ordered a "Batwoman" pilot, Deadline reports. The project centers on the superhero Ruby Rose played in 2018's three-show crossover involving The CW's "The Flash," "Arrow," and "Supergirl." The Australian actress will again play Kate Kane/Batwoman, who is the first gay lead character in a live-action superhero series.
The pilot pickup isn't much of a surprise. Rose's casting was announced in August, and at the time, it was reported that The CW had its eye toward a standalone series. The actress called her casting "a game-changer" in an interview with Jimmy Fallon shortly thereafter.
"I feel like the reason I kept getting so emotional is because growing up watching TV, I never saw somebody on TV that I could identify with, let alone a superhero," Rose said on "The Tonight Show" in August.
The actress is going to get to make history with the pilot pickup, and she'll have help. Director David Nutter, who has also worked on "The Flash," "Arrow," and "Game of Thrones," is set to helm the pilot episode. Caroline Dries is the screenwriter, and she and Nutter will executive produce, alongside Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter of Berlanti Productions as well as Mad Ghost Productions' Geoff Johns. The project comes from Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television.