Deadline reported that CW’s Batwoman, played by Ruby Rose, opened up about the truth regarding her sexual orientation on last Sunday night’s episode. The CW superhero series Batwoman planted a rainbow flag for the representation cause as Batman’s cousin, Kat Kane, told the world that she’s a lesbian crimefighter.
The midseason premiere episode (called “How Queer Everything Is Today!”) was written by showrunner Caroline Dries and depicts Rose’s caped crusader opening up about her sexuality — even though it might jeopardize her secret identity. The choice wasn’t an easy one, but the hero made it after hearing the heartache of a teen character whose parents have refused to accept her sexual identity.
The big reveal came in a magazine article published by CatCo, and the scoop belonged to none other than Kara Danvers aka Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), the title hero from Batwoman’s Arrowverse sister show.
Batwoman premiered in October as the first superhero series in television history to feature an avowed LGBTQ character as the central character. The fierce street vigilante dons a familiar-looking cape and cowl (as well as an in-set red wig) to fight the good fight during the mysterious absence of Gotham’s iconic protector.
Series is produced by Berlanti Productions/Warner Bros Television. It hails from writer-executive producer Dries and executive producers Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Geoff Johns, David Nutter and director-executive producer Marcos Siega.
CW recently announced they would be bringing the Batwoman series up to 22 episodes. The network is definitely putting in their vote of confidence as the seasonal orders finalize with other franchises like All American and Legacies. These series received an additional 3 more episodes each, also renewing for the second season. Batwoman is CW’s expected marketing for more entertainment, and so far the plan has paid off. Batwoman has been in the very front of CW’s new deal and premieres as the second most watched show, only behind The Flash.