The character was reintroduced in 2006 as a gay woman called Kate Kane.
Batwoman's alter-ego is Gotham City vigilante Kate Kane, a "highly trained street fighter" and Army brat who was expelled from West Point because of her sexuality, the paper said. "In a city desperate for a saviour, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham's symbol of hope". But, if the show makes it to TV, Batwoman will be the first major series with a lesbian as the lead character.
Joining Dries in the EP role are Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Geoff Johns, the latter of which recently stepped down as the head of DC Entertainment. To that end, the casting and tonal decisions made for the crossover event would likely carry over into a potential series. The series would debut in 2019.
"With Batwoman, the CW is following the strategy it used for The Flash, whose central character was introduced in a two-episode arc on Arrow in December 2013". If it happens, it would also be the first solo superhero series with a LGBTQ+ lead on the network. In addition to the four previously mentioned DC shows, he also produces the CW superhero drama Black Lightning, Riverdale, and the upcoming high school football drama All American.
None of the cast members have been named yet but the show will have Caroline Dries from The Vampire Diaries (2009 to 2017) and Smallville (2001 to 2011) as writer.
Batwoman was introduced in the 1950s as a love interest for Batman to dispel rumours of his own homosexuality.
DC Comics debuted Batwoman in the pages of Detective Comics #233 in 1956. On film, Batwoman appeared in Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman, voiced by Kyra Sedgwick, a 2002 direct-to-video animated film based on animated series The New Batman Adventures.