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UPFRONTS: The CW Previews BATWOMAN With Ruby Rose


They think I’m Batman — Kate Kane.

The CW headed to Gotham City for the first time, with Ruby Rose and cast previewing Batwoman at the Upfront in New York City.

Gary Levin/@garymlevin image.

Kate Kane/Batwoman origin story. Predates the Crossover Elseworlds.

Cast: Ruby Rose. Dougray Scott, Rachel Skarsten, Meagan Tandy, Camrus Johnson, Nicole Kang, Elizabeth Anweis.

Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) never planned to be Gotham’s new vigilante. Three years after Batman mysteriously disappeared, Gotham is a city in despair. Without the Caped Crusader, the Gotham City Police Department was overrun and outgunned by criminal gangs. Enter Jacob Kane (Dougray Scott) and his military-grade Crows Private Security, which now protects the city with omnipresent firepower and militia.

Related: Meet Batwoman’s Father Jacob Kane (Dougray Scott) on the CW Pilot.

Years before, Jacob’s first wife and daughter were killed in the crossfire of Gotham crime. He sent his only surviving daughter, Kate Kane, away from Gotham for her safety. After a dishonorable discharge from military school and years of brutal survival training, Kate returns home when the Alice in Wonderland gang targets her father and his security firm, by kidnapping his best Crow officer Sophie Moore (Meagan Tandy). Although remarried to wealthy socialite Catherine Hamilton-Kane (Elizabeth Anweis), who bankrolls the Crows, Jacob is still struggling with the family he lost, while keeping Kate –– the daughter he still has –– at a distance.

Gotham City Gala on the roof.

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Crow Security on the roof.

The Alice in Wonderland gang kidnaps Crow officer Sophie Moore (Meagan Tandy).

But Kate Kane is a woman who’s done asking for permission. In order to help her family and her city, she’ll have to become the one thing her father loathes –– a dark knight vigilante. With the help of her compassionate stepsister, Mary (Nicole Kang), and the crafty Luke Fox (Camrus Johnson), the son of Wayne Enterprises’ tech guru Lucius Fox, Kate Kane continues the legacy of her missing cousin, Bruce Wayne, as Batwoman. Still holding a flame for her ex-girlfriend, Sophie, Kate uses everything in her power to combat the dark machinations of the psychotic Alice (Rachel Skarsten), who’s always somewhere slipping between sane and insane. Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate soars through the shadowed streets of Gotham as Batwoman. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, she must first overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.

Ruby Rose as Kate Kane and Camrus Johnson as Luke Fox. Kimberley French/The CW

The suit will be perfect when it fits a woman — Kate Kane.

Batwoman costume.

Showrunner: Caroline Dries.

Producers: Greg Berlanti, Caroline Dries, Geoff Johns, Sarah Schechter, David Nutter, Marcos Siega.

Filmed at Vancouver Art Gallery, Cathedral Park & other locations in Vancouver plus Chicago.

Batwoman will air Sundays at 8 p.m. on The CW. Followed by Supergirl at 9 p.m.

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