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The CW Orders Batwoman to Series, Obviously

Can the show fill the Arrow-shaped hole in our hearts?

Lindsay MacDonald

The CW has officially ordered Batwoman to series, according to Variety, and literally no one should be surprised by that.

Ever since the character made her debut in the most recent epic Arrowverse crossover, fans and critics alike have been pretty certain that we'd be getting a Batwoman series on The CW in the 2019-2020 season, but it's nice of The CW to finally make it official!

Batwoman will star Ruby Rose as Kate Kane, a tatted-up lesbian superhero trying to defend Gotham after it fell into chaos when Batman disappeared. Unlike Supergirl and The Flash, Batwoman has a decidedly darker tone. Its atmosphere is more reminiscent of Arrow than any of the other Arrowverse shows. Considering Arrow is on its way out -- the series has been renewed for a shortened final season -- it's great news that Batwoman can, and probably will, fill that hole in the lineup.

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The network also picked up Katy Keene, a Riverdale spin-off, as well as Nancy Drew. According to Variety, the Jane the Virginanthology series spin-off will not be moving forward. The CW previously renewed its entire lineup, including all five of its freshman shows.

For more info on Batwoman, check out our index of all the spoilers, casting and show info here!

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Ruby Rose, Arrow

Ruby Rose, Arrow

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