Batwoman may be crossing over in the five-show Crisis on Infinite Earths, with the specific Batwoman chapter airing on Monday, December 9, but even with this, Executive Producer and Showrunner Caroline Dries insists that the series will remain grounded.
“What was really important to me as we were breaking the crossover is that I want to really keep the tone of our show in Gotham and very grounded,” she said on the panel at the Television Critics Association Press Tour. We are just starting out, and our characters … it’s not normal for them to interact with aliens and travel to different universes and stuff like that. So that is the first thing I brought up to the writers in the major writers’ room as we were breaking the crossover, like, ‘this is the thing that’s important to me’.”
After the panel, BatwomanTV.com’s Craig Byrne spoke with Dries in a one on one interview for some more detail on what was said on the panel. You can expect a longer interview here soon.
“It will make more sense, I think, when you see the crossover,” Caroline said. “Kate obviously has already met Kara, so the cat’s out of the bag in terms of the aliens existing. But at the same time, our characters are going through such intimate personal drama that I’m going to try to keep it so that they’re not also dealing with, like, ‘Wait. The universe is ending? Wait. There are other forms of people on different universes?’ All this stuff that I, as Caroline, was learning about when I sat down to be briefed on Crisis on Infinite Earths. It’s just a fine line of not overwhelming them with this huge otherworldly scope,” she said.
Batwoman premieres October 6 on The CW; as mentioned before, the Crisis crossover begins in December.