Article by Max Byrne
A brief, 20 second Batwoman teaser has been released by The CW, giving viewers a sneak peek at the forthcoming show. The character, played by Ruby Rose, made her debut in last season’s “Elseworlds” crossover and the pilot itself debuted at Comic Con International in San Diego last month.
In the series, Rose will play Kate Kane, Bruce Wayne’s cousin, who discovers his Batman arsenal after he has gone missing and steps into the role of Gotham’s protector as Batwoman. The trailer can be viewed and enjoyed below.
The official synopsis for the show is listed below, setting out the state of play when the first episode airs.
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 re-married 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.
What did you think of the Batwoman teaser? The series is set to debut on October 6th, on The CW.
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