I speak of the CW series that goes by that name, not any kind of comic book plotline where Batwoman dies and comes back to life. There won’t be any resurrections for THIS one — The CW has officially cancelled the show.
Catwoman: Hunted will be coming to HBO Max and Bluray. This is not DC’s first time dabbling in the world of Anime because there has been attempts before. Batman Ninja is DC’s first attempt to make an anime and it was well-received by the fans. Catwoman: Hunted is directed by Shinsuke Terasawa who worked for multiple Anime titles. Unlike Batman Ninja, Selina’s solo film will have hand-drawn animation instead of CGI. It has a serious style of art work but the movie promises a lot of humor.
It goes without saying this most recent season of Batwoman has been a mess. From the forced introduction of Ryan Wilder, to the half-baked reintroduction of Kate Kane, to everything in between, it hasn’t been pretty. In the most recent episode, Luke Fox was hospitalized after a Crows officer took his cell phone as a gun. The Arrowverse has never been good at “real issues” episodes and this one was just as cringey as the rest. Luke only survives three bullet wounds to the torso because the heroes have a magic plant that cures all ailments.
If you’ve been watching The CW’s Batwoman but haven’t seen last night’s episode, I’d suggest you do so before reading this (though if you’re online, you likely have already run into the spoiler). For those who DON’T watch the show, let me try to explain what just happened on it, which also requires explaining Season 2 so far (not easy either).
Good ol’ CW. Their shows may not be the best on television, but among our endless choices for entertainment these days, they’re the only place in the whole world where you can start a show and feel confident that it won’t be abruptly cancelled with no warning. Every year The CW is the first to announce its renewals, and every year they renew EVERYTHING, with the exception of shows that are leaving on their own terms. If only they could all be like this (Netflix, I’m glaring at you).
“Time to be powerful.” Those are the only four words in the ten-second Batwoman clip released by The CW today, but that’s ten seconds more than we’ve previously seen. This is the first teaser for the iffiest thing in the network’s early 2021 lineup: the second season revamp of Batwoman where a completely new character takes over from Kate Kane (actress Ruby Rose exited the series after Season 1 wrapped; Berlanti decided not to recast).
Looks like they managed to do it: The CW got its factory running again, despite the restrictions and precautions laid down by COVID-19. So how soon could we be seeing the tights-wearing heroes of the Berlantiverse return, along with everyone else? The answer varies.
Lats Sunday, The CW aired what will be its last episode of Batwoman for a while until it can figure out how to shoot this series under pandemic conditions. The main plot was archenemy Alice on the trail of a Kryptonite bullet that could penetrate Batwoman’s armor, so she could kill her. …Maybe she succeeded?
The CW’s Crisis On Infinite Earths crossover event begins in just two days. It’s being hyped as the biggest crossover in the network’s history, and there’s ample evidence to back that up. You see, this one doesn’t just bring together all the stars of DC’s ubiquitous current superhero lineup….it brings back someone from just about every previous live-action DC show that’s existed.
The CW revealed their 2019 fall schedule this morning. Ai Chihuahua, this is the kind of news that gets your day off to a bad start.
The television Upfronts for the 2019-2020 season won’t be for another week or so, but some networks are getting their announcements in early. The CW just announced their first confirmed pickup: Batwoman. Gothamite Kate Kane, estranged relative of that Bruce guy, must take up the tights and cowl when the Batman mysteriously disappears. The character had a “test run” during the last crossover event; we liked what we saw.
This is perhaps the least surprising news so far this year, but The CW just confirmed their interest in a Batwoman TV series today by putting in the order for a pilot. Caroline Dries will write the pilot and David Nutter will direct. We’d mention who the executive producer is, but by now you know already.