Although Ruby Rose was absent from The CW’s DC panel at the San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend, the event did bring one rather interesting piece of news about the network’s latest live-action DC show Batwoman.
Speaking during the panel, executive producers Caroline Dries and Sarah Schechter revealed that Tommy Elliot is coming to Gotham City, and that the first season of Batwoman will serve as an origin story of sorts for his supervillain alter-ego Hush.
While Bruce Wayne’s childhood friend is set to feature in the series, fans shouldn’t expect to see an appearance from the Dark Knight, with the producers adding that while “anything is possible”, DC is very strict with regards to the Dark Knight. Their intention is to focus the story of Kate Kane, although she will write journals to the absent Bruce/Batman in each episode.
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.
Batwoman is set to air on The CW on Sunday nights as part of a DC double-bill alongside Supergirl.
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