“Batwoman” & “Nancy Drew” Key Art Posters Released [IMAGES]

We’ve gotten key art, teasers, trailers, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and more before their October premieres, The CW has released official poster key art for Batwoman and Nancy Drew. The Ruby Rose-starring freshman Arrowverse series is set to join Supergirl on Sundays nights beginning October 6, while the Kennedy McMann-leading supernatural mystery-thriller is set to join Riverdale on Wednesday nights beginning October 9.

Here’s a look at the series’ posters – followed by deeper dive into both series:

Batwoman — Image Number: BWN_S1_8x12_300dpi.jpg — Pictured: Ruby Rose as Kate Kane/Batwoman — Photo: Frank Ockenfels 3/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Nancy Drew — Image Number: NCD_S1_8x12_300dpi.jpg — Pictured: Kennedy McMann as Nancy — Photo: Frank Ockenfels 3/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Here’s What You Need to Know About CW’s “Batwoman”…

Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) never planned to be Gotham’s new vigilante. Three years after Batman mysteriously disappeared, Gotham is a city in despair. Without the Caped Crusader, the Gotham City Police Department was overrun and outgunned by criminal gangs. Enter Jacob Kane (Dougray Scott) and his military-grade Crows Private Security, which now protects the city with omnipresent firepower and militia. Years before, Jacob’s first wife and daughter were killed in the crossfire of Gotham crime. He sent his only surviving daughter, Kate Kane, away from Gotham for her safety.

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Batwoman — “Pilot” — Image Number: BWN101e_0193.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Ruby Rose as Kate Kane and Camrus Johnson as Luke Fox — Photo: Kimberley French/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

After a dishonorable discharge from military school and years of brutal survival training, Kate returns home when the Alice in Wonderland gang targets her father and his security firm, by kidnapping his best Crow officer Sophie Moore (Meagan Tandy). Although remarried to wealthy socialite Catherine Hamilton-Kane (Elizabeth Anweis), who bankrolls the Crows, Jacob is still struggling with the family he lost, while keeping Kate –– the daughter he still has –– at a distance.

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But Kate is a woman who’s done asking for permission. In order to help her family and her city, she’ll have to become the one thing her father loathes –– a dark knight vigilante. With the help of her compassionate stepsister, Mary (Nicole Kang), and the crafty Luke Fox (Camrus Johnson), the son of Wayne Enterprises’ tech guru Lucius Fox, Kate Kane continues the legacy of her missing cousin, Bruce Wayne, as Batwoman.

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Batwoman — “Pilot” — Image Number: BWN101f_0095.jpg — Pictured: Ruby Rose as Kate Kane — Photo: Elizabeth Morris/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Still holding a flame for her ex-girlfriend, Sophie, Kate uses everything in her power to combat the dark machinations of the psychotic Alice (Rachel Skarsten), who’s always somewhere slipping between sane and insane. Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate soars through the shadowed streets of Gotham as Batwoman. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, she must first overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.

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Batwoman — “Pilot” — Image Number: BWN101b_0528.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Rachel Skarsten as Alice and Ruby Rose as Kate Kane — Photo: Kimberley French/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Here’s what we know about our new cast of characters:

● Jacob Kane (Dougray Scott): A former military colonel with a chip on his shoulder for Batman, Jacob Kane now commands Gotham’s private security firm The Crows, and has made it his mission to protect his city better than the Dark Knight ever could. But it’s only a matter of time before his unwavering disdain for vigilantes puts him at odds with Gotham’s new caped crusader…who also happens to be his own daughter.

● Catherine Hamilton-Kane (Elizabeth Anweis): Kate Kane’s step-mother. Catherine made her fortune as a savvy, bullheaded defense contractor, and all those billions position her as one of Gotham’s most powerful residents. For Catherine, it’s a matter of the bottom line: Batwoman is bad for business.

● Sophie Moore (Meagan Tandy): After graduating from military academy, Sophie rose through the ranks to become a high-level private security agent and one of Gotham’s staunchest protectors. Despite her bite and regimented outlook, Sophie has a soft side, illuminated by Kate Kane’s return.

Batwoman — Image Number: BWN_KeyArt.jpg — Pictured: Ruby Rose as Kate Kane/Batwoman — Photo: JSquared Photography/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

● Luke Fox (Camrus Johnson): A Dark Knight loyalist and son of Wayne’s R&D director Lucius Fox, Luke works to keep Wayne Tower secure in his boss’s absence. While Luke considers himself the guardian of all things Batman — specifically his symbol — he also recognizes the city’s need for a new hero.

● Mary Hamilton (Nicole Kang): Excitable, talkative, and an influencer-in-the-making, Mary is Kate Kane’s step-sister and polar opposite. But what Mary lacks in a filter, she makes up for with her compassion for Gotham’s underserved communities, proving she has more in common with Kate than she thinks.

● Alice (Rachel Skarsten): If Batwoman had a Joker, it would be Alice, the leader of her Lewis Carroll–inspired Wonderland Gang. Swinging unpredictably between maniacal and charming, Alice has made it her mission to undermine Gotham’s sense of security.

● Mouse (Sam Littlefield): Alice’s Wonderland Gang needs some members – a slippery way to start.

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Here’s What You Need to Know About CW’s “Nancy Drew”…

Nancy Drew (Kennedy McMann) is a brilliant teenaged detective whose sense of self had come from solving mysteries in her hometown of Horseshoe Bay, Maine – until her mother’s untimely death derails Nancy’s college plans. Devastated by her mother’s passing, Nancy swears off crime-solving while crossing off the days until she can re-apply to college. But when a socialite is murdered, Nancy finds herself a prime suspect in the crime, along with a group of other teens present at the scene: Nancy’s nemesis from high school, George Fan (Leah Lewis); a rich girl with a mysterious past, Bess Marvin (Maddison Jaizani); Nancy’s secret boyfriend, Ned “Nick” Nickerson (Tunji Kasim), and amiable burnout Ace (Alex Saxon).

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Nancy Drew — “Pilot” — Image Number: NCD101g_0004b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Leah Lewis as George, Tunji Kasim as Nick, Kennedy McMann as Nancy, Maddison Jaizani as Bess and Alex Saxon as Ace — Photo: The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

The five of them must team up to clear their own names – encountering emotional entanglements and even more mysteries along the way. Nancy’s reawakening brings her into conflict with her widowed father, Carson Drew (Scott Wolf), who is dating Detective Karen Hart (Alvina August). And, when a supernatural presence begins to haunt Nancy’s investigation, she discovers that the current crime has an astonishing connection to the unsolved murder of a local girl. Whether the ghost is here to help, or hinder Nancy remains to be seen, but one thing’s for sure: Nancy’s going to have to unravel the clues from both the living and the dead to solve the crimes.

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Nancy Drew — “Pilot” — Image Number: NCD101g_0002b2.jpg — Pictured: Kennedy McMann as Nancy — Photo: The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

The CW’s Nancy Drew stars Kennedy McMann as Nancy Drew, Scott Wolf as Carson Drew, Alex Saxon as Ace, Leah Lewis as George Fan, Maddison Jaizani as Bess Marvin, Tunji Kasim as Ned ”Nick” Nickerson, Riley Smith as Ryan Hudson, and Alvina August as Detective Karen Hart.

About Ray Flook

Proudly serving as TV Editor, Ray started with Bleeding Cool in 2013 as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought aboard as staff in 2017. Counting John Cusack as his pop culture "spirit animal," his "word fu" stays strong as he continues trying really hard to be the sheppard...

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