The CW has invited Bat-fans to tumble down the rabbit hole that is their new and full trailer for BATWOMAN, an upcoming superhero adventure series starring Ruby Rose as Gotham’s new crimson Caped Crusader. Included in the new trailer is the CW’s version of the Batsuit, which Camrus Johnson’s Luke Fox reveals hasn’t been worn for quite some time. After making her way down to the Batcave, Kate Kane, a.k.a. Batwoman, learns the truth about her cousin, Bruce Wayne’s, alter-ego. It’s at that point that Kate informs Luke that something is wrong with the suit … it needs to be re-worked to fit a woman.
As the trailer plays on, we’re introduced to Alice (Rachel Skarsten), Kate’s villainous and Alice in Wonderland obsessed sister. We also run afoul of a high-level security operation called Crow Security, a collective of armed soldiers tasked with “keeping the peace” in Gotham City after Batman’s mysterious disappearance. The footage also teases a bit of Kate’s LGBTQ background, as we see Batwoman making bedroom eyes with Meagan Tandy‘s Sophie Moore. As the first out-and-proud lesbian superhero on a major network, Batwoman is already a hero among the LGBTQA+ community, and it’s to be hoped that The CW’s Batwoman will celebrate that aspect of the character alongside her many skills and murderous rogues’ gallery.
Here’s the complete synopsis for BATWOMAN:
Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) never planned to be Gotham’s new vigilante. Three years after Batman mysteriously disappeared, Gotham is a city in despair. Without the Caped Crusader, the Gotham City Police Department was overrun and outgunned by criminal gangs. Enter Jacob Kane (Dougray Scott) and his military-grade Crows Private Security, which now protects the city with omnipresent firepower and militia. Years before, Jacob’s first wife and daughter were killed in the crossfire of Gotham crime. He sent his only surviving daughter, Kate Kane, away from Gotham for her safety. After a dishonorable discharge from military school and years of brutal survival training, Kate returns home when the Alice in Wonderland gang targets her father and his security firm, by kidnapping his best Crow officer Sophie Moore (Meagan Tandy).
Although remarried to wealthy socialite Catherine Hamilton-Kane (Elizabeth Anweis), who bankrolls the Crows, Jacob is still struggling with the family he lost, while keeping Kate –– the daughter he still has –– at a distance. But Kate is a woman who’s done asking for permission. In order to help her family and her city, she’ll have to become the one thing her father loathes –– a dark knight vigilante. With the help of her compassionate stepsister, Mary (Nicole Kang), and the crafty Luke Fox (Camrus Johnson), the son of Wayne Enterprises’ tech guru Lucius Fox, Kate Kane continues the legacy of her missing cousin, Bruce Wayne, as Batwoman. Still holding a flame for her ex-girlfriend, Sophie, Kate uses everything in her power to combat the dark machinations of the psychotic Alice (Rachel Skarsten), who’s always somewhere slipping between sane and insane. Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate soars through the shadowed streets of Gotham as Batwoman. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, she must first overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.
Hailing from showrunner-executive producer Caroline Dries, BATWOMAN will air on The CW Sundays at 8 p.m. later this year.