The CW Orders 'Batwoman,' 'Katy Keene,' 'Nancy Drew' to Series
The CW has put out the bat signal.
The network has ordered "Batwoman," which stars Ruby Rose as the titular superhero, to series next season. The CW also gave orders to the "Riverdale" spinoff "Katy Keene" and a reimagining of "Nancy Drew."
"Jane the Novela," a spinoff of the soon-to-conclude "Jane the Virgin," was passed over.
"Batwoman" centers on the out lesbian and highly trained street fighter Kate Kane/Batwoman. It will be the first live-action scripted drama series starring a lesbian superhero (played by an out actress) at the top of the call sheet.
Rose was introduced as the character in December during the "Arrow"-verse crossover event "Elseworlds." The CW released a new teaser for the show:
"Katy Keene" stars Lucy Hale ("Pretty Little Liars") and Ashleigh Murray, who plays Josie McCoy on the flagship series. The aspiring fashion designer and singer meet kindred young artists as they chase their dreams in New York City.
"Nancy Drew" stars Kennedy McMann as the teen sleuth, who is planning to leave her hometown for college. But when a family tragedy holds her back, she finds herself embroiled in a ghostly murder investigation, and along the way, uncovers secrets that run deeper than she ever imagined.
With the three new series, The CW has a full plate next season since it renewed all of its freshman shows from this season.