First Photos and Poster for The CW’s Batwoman Released

Lawrence Kim
May 18, 2019

Like all superheroes, Batwoman has seen her share of reboots and different creators, but if you judge based on the like to dislike ratio on YouTube, this new version has missed the mark. "I'm not going to let a man take credit for a woman's work", she can be heard saying in the trailer.

The new Nancy Drew series, starring newcomer Kennedy McMann, is also coming to the CW this fall, joining Riverdale on Wednesday nights (the Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene is now getting a midseason premiere in 2020). The first trailer for the series is pretty extensive and does a nice job of setting up the premise of the show. In the time that this article was written, the trailer garnered its latest 6,000 dislikes while the likes just rose by 1,000.

Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city's criminal resurgence. The plot has Kane's father, Jacob Kane, stepping in with his private security firm, Crows Private Security, to send his daughter away from the chaos swallowing up the city, and to safety.

But he need not because she forces her way into her cousin's bat cave and demands the Batman suit be fixed. As revealed earlier, Ruby Rose goes under the mask to bring Batwoman on the small screen.

Fans also didn't like how the Batwoman show seems to treat Batman.

The first full-length glimpse at Batwoman looks promising - a good sign considering the initial backlash that Ruby Rose faced when her casting as the hero was announced previous year. I'm leaning towards a bit of both because after multiple seasons of Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl I definitely expected a much better first impression of the Batwoman series.

Last year, when Rose was announced as the new Kate Kane, she experienced online backlash and ultimately deleted her Twitter account.

'This is something I would have died to have seen on TV when I was a young member of the LGBT community who never felt represented on tv and felt alone and different, ' she added.

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