Weeks ahead of its season two premiere, The CW’s Batwoman released story details with an official season synopsis via Comicbook.com. The new season premieres Sunday, January 17, with a brand new caped heroine in Javicia Leslie (God Friended Me, Always a Bridesmaid) as Ryan Wilder. Leslie replaced season one’s Katy Kane following the series departure of actress Ruby Rose (Orange Is the New Black, John Wick: Chapter 2). Read the full synopsis below:
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN – Kate’s friends and family hold on to hope that Kate may still be found, a homeless 25-year-old named Ryan Wilder (Javicia Leslie) stumbles upon Kate’s Batsuit. Focused on no longer being a victim, Ryan takes the suit to use as armor and goes rogue in the streets of Gotham, taking out various members of a new gang called the False Face Society.
Meanwhile, both Jacob Kane (Dougray Scott) and Luke Fox (Camrus Johnson) launch searches for Kate, Mary Hamilton (Nicole Kang) grapples with losing yet another family member, Sophie Moore (Meagan Tandy) struggles with things left unsaid to her first love, and Alice (Rachel Skarsten) is furious that someone got to Kate before she could exact her revenge.
At the same time, “Bruce Wayne” (guest star Warren Christie) returns under the pretense of searching for Kate, but the truth is he wants his suit back and it becomes the clash of imposters as “Batwoman” and “Bruce” square off in the action-packed season premiere.
Along with the synopsis, fans received a new show poster which was posted on Leslie’s Instagram account, according to Comicbook.com. The poster, which can be viewed below, features Leslie in full Batwoman regalia holding the legendary cowl. The poster details the date and time of the season two premiere.
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According to Comicbook.com, the episode is titled “What Happened to Kate Kane?.” It was written by showrunner Caroline Dries (Smallville, The Vampire Diaries) and directed by Holly Dale (Blood and Donuts, Hush Little Baby). The new season of Batwoman will air Sundays at 8 p.m. ET.