"Batwoman", "Nancy Drew": The CW Orders Full-Season Pickups

Ruby Rose's Kate Kane aka Batwoman and Kennedy McMann's teen detective Nancy Drew will each have a full season to solve the mysteries of Gotham and Horseshoe Bay, respectively. The CW has given a greenlight to full-season pickups for both freshman series.

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The series opener for Batwoman pulled in 1.8M viewers, though that number has decreased since its October 6 debut. Premiering October 9, Nancy Drew pulled approximately 1.1M viewers. The reason for the full-season order has mostly to do with each show's LIVE+3 and LIVE+7 ratings – which the network reports show double-digit gains in viewers.

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Here's What You Need to Know About The 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.

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.

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Nancy Drew — "The Curse of the Dark Storm" — Image Number: NCD103a_0020b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Maddison Jaizani as Bess, Leah Lewis as George and Alex Saxon as Ace — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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 — "The Curse of the Dark Storm" — Image Number: NCD103a_0032b.jpg — Pictured: Alvina August as Karen — Photo: Dean Buscher/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.

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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