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Series / Batwoman (2019)
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Kate: I need you to fix the suit.
Luke Fox: The suit is literal perfection!
Kate: It will be... when it fits a woman.

Batwoman is a 2019 superhero series on The CW, based on the DC Comics character of the same name, and the seventh live-action installment of the Arrowverse.

Set before her debut appearance in 2018's crossover event Elseworlds, the series follows Katherine "Kate" Kane (Ruby Rose), a crimefighting vigilante known to the citizens of Gotham as Batwoman.

Among its cast are Meagan Tandy (Teen Wolf) as Sophie Moore, Kate's former girlfriend and agent of Crows Security; Camrus Johnson (Luke Cage) as Luke Fox, son of frequent Batman ally Lucius Fox; Nicole Kang (You) as Mary Hamilton, Kate's step-sister; Rachel Skarsten (Birds of Prey) as Alice, Kate's nemesis and leader of the Wonderland Gang; Dougray Scott (Fear the Walking Dead) as Kate's father and head of Crows Security, Jacob Kane; and Elizabeth Anweis (Twin Peaks) as Catherine Hamilton-Kane, mother of Mary and stepmother of Kate.


Batwoman is also notable for finally introducing a member of the Bat Family to the Arrowverse after many Easter eggs and mythology gags, as well as being the sixth live-action television series (following Batman, Birds of Prey, Gotham, Titans, and Pennyworth) based on elements of the Batman mythos.

The series is scheduled to premiere October 6, 2019.

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Batwoman contains examples of the following tropes:

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: The first look trailer shows that Kate and Jacob have brown hair here rather than red. However, the Batwoman suit comes with a red wig that looks more like her comic look.
  • Batter Up!: Alice whacks a captured Kate in the face with a cricket bat in the trailer. Edge-first.
  • Bookcase Passage: The first look trailer shows Kate finding a secret entrance to the Batcave; it's hidden behind a bookcase in Bruce's office and activated by Martha Wayne's pearls rather than the more conventional book-lever.
  • Character Tics: In many of the ads, Kate Kane does a quick nod and smile after she does or sees something she enjoys.
  • Handy Cuffs: Kate uses handcuffs as brass knuckles twice in the trailer: once in a fight, the other to punch through a sheet of ice while underwater.

Alternative Title(s): Batwoman


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