The CW orders Batwoman pilot from Game of Thrones director


David Nutter, of Smallville, Arrow and The Flash fame, will direct the newly-ordered Batwoman pilot.

It was roughly six months ago that The CW announced there will be a Batwoman spin-off, featuring Ruby Rose as Kate Kane. Kane debuted in the three-night Arrowverse crossover, “Elseworlds,” on The Flash, Arrow and Supergirl. Shortly before the event, Entertainment Tonight, shared their first look at Batwoman as part of the marketing campaign for “Elseworlds.”

Now, Entertainment Weekly reports that David Nutter, the Emmy-winning director who has contributed to directing the HBO series, Game of Thrones will helm the pilot for Batwoman, which has officially been ordered by The CW. Rose, of course, will reprise her role as the lead character for the 2019-2020 season. Nutter, dubbed “the pilot whisperer” in Hollywood, had a 16-episode long winning streak, directing pilots that have been picked up to series. Among these pilot credits were Roswell, Smallville, Without a Trace, Supernatural, The Mentalist and many more.

That streak has since been broken with CBS’ The Doctor, as the network decided not to give it a series order. Though since 2012, that streak has picked up again with Arrow, The Flash and 2018’s Deception just to name a few.

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Hopefully, we can say the same for Batwoman, which if picked up, will feature TV’s first lesbian superhero. Within The CW’s Arrowverse, Bruce Wayne does exist and has been mentioned, but The Batman is almost like an urban myth to others outside Gotham City. Kate as Batwoman is in place of The Dark Knight to answer the call. Leading the show is Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries, Melrose Place) who will take charge as showrunner. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Geoff Johns are executive producers. The official description of the pilot is as follows:

"“Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane (star Ruby Rose) soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, hate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.”"

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