The CW is the latest network to take to the Television Critics Association summer press tour, and network president, Mark Pedowitz opened up about various series.
With the news that Batwoman is making her entrance into the network's DC TV universe later and the possibility of a standalone series becoming a reality, fans have questioned whether Batman could appear in some capacity.
"Batman already exists in the Arrowverse," Pedowitz reiterated to reporters at the event, before going on to confirm "Batwoman lives in Gotham,” and that's where her series will be set, “but there are no plans at this time to have Batman appear.”
It makes sense to keep the two characters apart. If the network is serious about launching the Batwoman spinoff, it should only be about that character as she is the lead.
Arrow star, Stephen Amell confirmed at the network's Upfronts Presentation that Batwoman would appear in December's DC TV crossover.
"For the very first time appearing, we’ll be fighting alongside Batwoman, which is terrific," he shared. "The crossover is going to make it to air in December."
As for the standalone series, that was revealed last month.
The official logline for the potential series reads:
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.
But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.
Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries) is attached to write the project and will executive-produce alongside Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Geoff Johns.
If all goes to plan, then the show could be ready for a 2019 premiere.
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