As the Arrowverse loses one vigilante, it gains another in Kate Kane aka Batwoman (Ruby Rose) the maternal cousin of Batman. In the wake of Batsy’s three year absence, Colonel Jacob Kane (Dougray Scott) creates his won security agence known as the Crows.
I’ll only give a minimal amount of spoilers, such an outdated military mandate of expelling homosexuals, which got Kate discharged (something that coincides with my column from two years ago called, DC’s Aqualad is ‘3-Pages of Gay’) , a neutered African-American, non-threatening techie in Luke Fox (Camrus Johnson) and an overly chatty Asian step-sister named Mary Hamilton (Nicole Kang).
Batwoman follows the exact beats of Arrow and honestly, minus the generic tropes listed above, it’s a quite enjoyable show. Hopefully, it becomes a big hit and keeps the Batman-Family alive on TV, especially after the cancellation of Gotham on Fox.
Rose captures the essence of Batwoman and the relationship between the character and her father early in the existence of her in the comics are spot on. The connections are made early and quickly in the pilot. This series, once getting past the backstory for people who have never read the comics, will be able to grab everyone’s attention longing for a darker heroine in a Batman: Year One setting.
Batwoman has all the potential in the world to be The CW’s next big hit!