While fans of the CW‘s annual DC/WBTV crossover event know that there’s still a little while to go before the premiere of model-actress Ruby Rose as Kate Kane a.k.a. Batwoman, at least now they know their wait has an end-date. This year’s three-night crossover kicks off with The Flash on Sunday, December 9 at 8 p.m. ET, continuing through to Arrow on Monday, December 10 at 8 p.m. ET, and landing with Supergirl on Tuesday, December 11 at 8 p.m. ET.
Here’s a special programming note to keep in mind for when the crossover hits: The Flash and Supergirl will be swapping timeslots. The Flash normally airs on Tuesdays and Supergirl on Sundays; Arrow will air in its regular Monday night timeslot.
Rose’s Batwoman will be introduced during the crossover, with the network developing a pilot around the character for a potential stand-alone series. Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries) is set to pen the series, and executive produce alongside Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Geoff Johns.
Here’s the CW’s official synopsis for the pilot, which if ordered to series would be the first television series focusing directly on an LGBT super-hero:
Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and 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, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.
At this summer’s Television Critics Association (TCA) press event, CW president Mark Pedowitz addressed the possibility of more DC Comics-based television series in the network’s future:
“We have to see how Sunday works. If it does work out and there is support, I’m sure it’s a conversation with our board. I know both parent Warner Bros. and CBS are very happy with The CW’s business model. They allowed us to grow into a sixth night and hopefully a seventh. They’re happy with how we’re growing and I expect with the new ownership that that will continue.”
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