It was recently announced that Kate Kane aka Batwoman would be joining the CW’s Arrowverse during their next major crossover event in December. Now it seems that she will be a more permanent fixture in the universe by helming her own show.
This is groundbreaking and unique because Kane will be the first gay lead character in a Comic Book show or movie. The Arrowverse has its share of great LGBTQ characters; Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum) – Arrow, Alex Danvers (Chyler Leigh) – Supergirl, Sara Lance (Caity Lotz)- DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Captain Singh( Patrick Sabongui) – The Flash. Also introduced during the Crisis on Earth X crossover last year was The Ray (Russell Tovey) and his relationship with Earth X’s Captain Cold/Leonard Snart (Wentworth Miller). The Ray became historic because the character was carried over to his own animated show on CW Seed making him the first gay lead in an animated show.
The in-development series is to be produced by former The Vampire Diaries executive producer Caroline Dries and the architect of the CW Arrowverse, Greg Berlanti. Arguably the best part of this as that for casting is about to begin for an actress, who is lesbian identifying. If Batwoman goes to pilot, the same actress will play the central character in it.