The Bat-Signal has been lit over at The CW. After debuting Ruby Rose’s take on Batwoman during the Elseworlds crossover event occurring on The Flash, Arrow, and Supergirl, the DC-dominated network has decided to move forward with her solo show by greenlighting a pilot.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, showrunner and writer Caroline Dries will work with Game of Thrones director David Nutter to bring the pilot to life. Nutter also directed The Flash and Arrow’s pilots, which lends him quite the pedigree since those led to such productive and prolific series. This comes after Batwoman’s development last year, which fans and insiders were confident would lead to a pilot (and likely a series order, given that super-producer Greg Berlanti was behind it).
Rose’s version of Kate Kane is an openly gay superhero ready to rock and roll...but with her own personal battles to fight before she can truly focus on being a hero to anyone else. She made her biggest splash during the Arrow episode of the crossover event (night two if fans are keeping track), as she picked up Bruce Wayne’s slack in pretty much every way in Gotham. And the Easter egg groundwork was well-laid with Batman history for any future show to explore in delicious depth. Sorry, Gotham — it’s Batwoman’s turn.
This pilot is The CW’s first official order of the season — but look for more superheroics from Berlanti coming down the pike as TV’s busiest geek continues pushing for more genre content. The CW will be re-airing the crossover event beginning on Jan. 7.