The CW has released a new trailer for Batwoman season 2, which gives a much clearer look at Ryan Wilder (Javicia Leslie) in action as Gotham City’s newest savior. (She has a Batmobile, so, immediate approval from moi.) Leslie took over the lead role from Ruby Rose, who departed the series after season 1, and it looks like season 2 will be as much about what the heck happened to Rose‘s Kate Kane as it will be Ryan Wilder stepping up in her place.
Speaking of: Batwoman showrunner Caroline Dries revealed a while back that a brand new Batsuit will debut in season 2’s third episode, symbolizing a stark change in the woman behind the mask. Here’s exactly what she said:
“Ryan’s journey starts from a place of ‘What can this Batsuit do for me?’ But it’s not long before she realizes the power of its symbol and what it can do for everyone else in Gotham City. As Ryan embraces everything that makes her special, she adjusts the suit to fit her physically and figuratively. This meant creating a new body design and new cowl that was undeniably a statement that screamed ‘powerful.’ Maya Mani sent me her drawings and I loved it. The wig was something we never perfected in season one, and Janice Workman crushed it with this new take. Javicia and I saw various prototypes of styles and red ombres, and at one point we were trading our own iPad-doodled versions. Janice translated that into what we are looking at now. When I see it, I smile. It makes me feel inspired.”
Check out the trailer below. Batwoman returns to The CW for season 2 on Sunday, January 17.
Here is the official synopsis for Batwoman:
In a city desperate for a savior, Batwoman must first overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.