Her character is described in a CW release as a "highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city's criminal resurgence".
The Batwoman series is expected to premiere in the fall of 2019, with The Vampire Diaries showrunner Caroline Dries writing and executive producing the pilot. The promotional material for the "Batwoman" debut emphasizes the character's sexuality - not a given, considering the straight-wash of other Hollywood productions, like the upcoming Freddy Mercury biopic.
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They found their Kate Kane in Ruby Rose, who came out at the age of 12! However, the character was re-introduced in 2006 as a lesbian and hero in her own right separate from Batman, becoming DC Comics' most high-profile canonically gay character to date.
"Kate is fully aware of how bad-ass she is whenever she enters a room, even though she prefers to put a smile on your face". She went on to star in the shark film Meg across Jason Statham and the xXx franchise films. "In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham's symbol of hope", the official Batwoman logline reads. And while details are still relatively slim about how Kate Kane will make her grand entrance into the Arrowverse, this casting shows that it's being set in motion.
With such a long career in comics, Batwoman will certainly make a great addition to the Arrowverse as the DC TV universe prepares to explore Gotham City. Though, honestly, I don't know where Doc Wertham could've gotten the idea that a single bachelor and his practically-adult ward-spending their nights traipsing around in tights and carousing with flamboyant men wearing more makeup than the Gabor sisters-were anything more than friends.