Ruby Rose’s Batwoman Role Will Be Expanded in Spinoff Pilot Episode
Kate Kane was one of the most buzzed about TV characters of last year, even though she only had a few minutes of screen time and appeared on a series other than her own. Ruby Rose was announced in the role to much fanfare back in August, but the news was just that she would appear in the Arrow-verse crossover event “Elseworlds.” Unsurprisingly, Rose made a magnificent debut as Kane and Batwoman has officially snagged a standalone series.
The crossover episodes spanning Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl introduced fans to Kane as Batwoman, but it barely scratched the surface of her potential. There’s a lot more to dig into and it is exciting to see more of her on screen.
Entertainment Weekly reported that a pilot has been ordered for Batwoman. That means just a single episode is in the works so far, but that doesn’t mean expectations are low. Game of Thrones director David Nutter will deliver the episode. In addition to helming “The Rains of Castamere,” better known as The Red Wedding episode, he also kicked off The Flash and Arrow by directing those pilots. The Vampire Diaries alum Caroline Dries has been tapped as the showrunner.
Kane has had a wide-ranging career in the comics since debuting in 1959. The CW hasn’t yet revealed the storyline the character will follow but did release this synopsis for the pilot episode:
“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.”
We love a multi-layered superhero. Ruby Rose is already breaking ground and opening new doors for representation on TV. We cannot wait to see her soaring over Gotham later this year.
Featured Image: Ruby Rose is ‘Batwoman.’ Courtesy The CW