Before The CW makes their big presentation of Batwoman in New York on May 16, here’s a preview of the cast that we can look forward to in the series.
Ruby Rose plays the title character of Batwoman, Kate Kane. She is the first out LGBT lead actress to star in a solo superhero series ever. We first met Kate in last year’s CW “Elseworlds” crossover where we saw Green Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl coming to Gotham City. It was there that we learned that Kate is the cousin of Bruce Wayne a.k.a. Batman who has left Gotham. The Kate Kane version of the character first appeared in the 21st century, in the 52 series. She’s been spotlighted in runs of Detective Comics and her own self-titled comic book series over the years. Kate is a lesbian, and her relationships in the comic books have included one with Maggie Sawyer. She has a military past, and as we learned in “Elseworlds,” she has tattoos.
Rachel Skarsten is no stranger to fans of TV shows about a Gotham without Bruce Wayne — she starred in Birds of Prey when she was only 17, as the telepathic “Dinah.” Now she is Alice, Kate’s sister who is described as the
Meagan Tandy is Sophie Moore. Here’s how her character is described:
Camrus Johnson is Luke Fox, son of Lucius and probably the smart tech guy mentioned in “Elseworlds.” Here’s the official logline for that character:
Nicole Kang plays Mary Hamilton, Kate’s step-sister. The description:
Elizabeth Anweis is Catherine Hamilton-Kane, Kate’s stepmother and a “bullheaded defense contractor.” There’s not a lot more that we know about her yet….
Dougray Scott was almost Wolverine two decades ago, but the X-Men’s loss is Batwoman’s gain: Now he’s Jacob Kane (not Jake Kane, that guy’s on another show) His character description is a bit long, but the character in the comics is quite interesting, and it sounds like the show will do him justice:
Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, whose credits include Arrow, The Flash, Riverdale, Supergirl and more, are Executive Producers.
Caroline Dries is the Executive Producer and Writer of the Batwoman pilot. She got her start on the superhero show that started it all: Smallville. She was also a writer on the chapter of “Elseworlds” that introduced Kate to the Arrowverse.
Geoff Johns, the former Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment for several years, is also an Executive Producer. He also has the Stargirl series coming up.
Marcos Siega (The Vampire Diaries, God Friended Me) directed the Batwoman pilot episode; originally, David Nutter was to direct, but he is still an Executive Producer on the pilot.
No more details are known about who is on the writing staff, though Don Whitehead and Holly Henderson (Smallville) and Chad Fiveash (Krypton, The Vampire Diaries) are on that list. Former journalist Natalie Abrams whose credits include Supergirl and All American has also joined the team.