The CW network has expanded its female-driven shows. "Batwoman" has been ordered to series, probably filling the spot vacated by "Arrow," when the series concludes its run during the 2019/2020 season. The CW has also announced that the "Riverdale" spinoff "Katy Keene" is going to series. "Batwoman" stars Ruby Rose as Kate Kane. Kane is Bruce Wayne's cousin. The character debuted in the "Elseworlds" crossover series [VIDEO] and was expected to be given a full season order.

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Kate Kane/Batwoman has been described as a streetfighter who speaks her mind and is driven to ensure social justice. Kane's fighting the city's criminal resurgence. At the start of the series she is no hero, she must conquer her own demons, before accepting the call to become Gotham's symbol of hope. In the crossover, Kane began to understand who she really is and one that is swaggy.

'Batwoman' gearing up for series premiere

It's been rumored that the series will premiere midseason, allowing "Batwoman" to be the replacement for "Arrow," which is wrapping up after ten episodes in 2020.

The CW Network has announced that they have ordered "Batwoman" to series. [Image Credit] All Scenes/YouTube
The CW Network has announced that they have ordered "Batwoman" to series. [Image Credit] All Scenes/YouTube

The series will be affected by the events of "Crisis on Infinite Earths." A theory suggests that Oliver Queen/Arrow will save the life of Barry Allen/The Flash resulting in him sacrificing himself. Batwoman is a character who has a rich history in the comics, and has continued to become more popular after being introduced in the maxiseries "52."

The CW has picked up all three of its pilots to series including "Batwoman," "Katy Keene," and "Nancy Drew." CW confirmed that the planned "Jane the Virgin" spinoff will not be happening.

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CW announced that Caroline Dries will serve as the writer and executive producer of "Batwoman," and Greg Berlanti will also take on the role of executive producer. Marcos Siega directed the pilot.

'Batwoman' making history with its character

The series breaks another barrier for Berlanti as "Batwoman" is the first-ever superhero series driven by a lesbian character, and now is also played by a lesbian actress. Berlanti is a prolific producer, being responsible for the CW's entire DC universe shows including "Titans," "Doom Patrol," and "Stargirl." Berlanti also has multiple television scripts in development and is expected to end up with more pilots beyond "Batwoman."

The CW has also renewed all of its shows this season, not including the shows scheduled to end.

"Batwoman" is sure to take the DC television universe in some very interesting directions. It appears female superheroes are taking over the CW network. The CW is gearing up for a new wave of DC Comics driven shows as they say goodbye to "Arrow," potentially others in the future.

The CW network has claimed a large stake in the superhero tv business. The CW continues to draw in the crowds to watch "Supergirl," "Legends of Tomorrow," and "The Flash." Now people are wondering how the other networks will compete with that lineup.

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