Batwoman will make history as the first superhero live-action TV series to feature a gay title character, and it’ll also star the non-binary lesbian actor Ruby Rose in the title role. As we can see in this teaser for the show, it seems like brooding in a cape is a family trait.
We were first introduced to Ruby Rose’s Kate Kane in the crossover event Elseworlds late last year, and with the news that series was picked up, along with a bunch of other shows, it’s no shock that this teaser wasn’t far behind. Ruby Rose didn’t blow me away as Kane, but there was little for her to do besides look cool and brood a little, which are two things she’s good at. I’m looking forward to seeing what the show does and whether it will honor Kane’s Jewish background and give us some really solid LGBT representation.
Despite the many criticisms I may have about The CW, I cannot deny that it has been one of the most inclusive networks and already hosts a lot of other LGBT characters. In that regard, there is actually less pressure for Batwoman to be perfect like other shows. It will have the freedom to not feel like representation must mean perfect LGBT characters. I’m here for more gay baddies.
Along for the ride is also Meagan Tandy as Sophie Moore, a private security agent who helps protect Gotham; Camrus Johnson as Luke Fox, A Batman loyalist (aka fanboy) who keeps Wayne Tower secure in his absence; Nicole Kang as Mary Hamilton Kate’s stepsister who serves Gotham’s underserved communities; Rachel Skarsten of Lost Girl fame as Alice, leader of the Wonderland Gang; Dougray Scott as Jacob Kane, Kate’s father who hates vigilantes; and Elizabeth Anweis as Catherine Hamilton-Kane, Kate’s stepmother and one of Gotham’s wealthiest citizens, a bullheaded defense contractor.
Personally, I’m loving that this is gonna be a diverse cast of characters and I want to see more Batman-universe characters show up because the Batfamily is a solid bunch with or without Batman and I’d love to see what they can come up with pulling in more from the Batman canon. I mean it can’t be as bad as the Birds of Prey television show (which I love, but still).
What are some Batwoman characters you are looking forward to seeing coming to life in this adaptation?
(via Yahoo! News, image: The CW)
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