Batwoman finds UK TV home at E4
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Batwoman has finally found a UK TV home: the series is officially coming to E4.
Following its successful premiere in the US on The CW, E4 has announced it will be bringing the new female caped crusader to UK screens after acquiring the much-anticipated WBTV series. Starring Ruby Rose (Orange is the New Black) as the DC Super Hero, it follows Kate Kane, the first openly gay female lead of a live-action Super Hero show.
Three years after Batman mysteriously disappeared, Gotham is in despair, overrun by criminal gangs. Kate returns home when the Alice in Wonderland gang target her father Jacob (Dougray Scott – Mission: Impossible 2) and his security firm. 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 stepsister Mary (Nicole Kang – You, The Code, Swallow) and crafty Luke Fox (Camrus Johnson – The Sun is Also a Star, Luke Cage), Kate continues the legacy of her missing cousin Bruce Wayne, while combatting the dark machinations of the psychotic Alice (Rachel Skarsten – Reign, Birds of Prey, Imposters). Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, she soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence.
Based on the characters from DC, the series, from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, also stars Meagan Tandy (Survivor’s Remorse, Teen Wolf) as Officer Sophie Moore and Elizabeth Anweis (9-1-1, The Affair) as Catherine Hamilton-Kane. Distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. International Television Distribution, Batwoman is executive produced by Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl), Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries, Smallville), Geoff Johns (Titans, Wonder Woman) and Sarah Schechter (Blindspot, Riverdale).
It completes the UK TV home for the CW’s new crop of superhero series, specifically the Arrowverse, which is currently airing its Crisis on Infinite Earths Stateside, featuring Supergirl, Batwoman, The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow. With the others airing on Sky One, Batwoman’s arrival on E4 will be good news for those awaiting the crossover on British screens, although with a release date yet to be confirmed, you can expect that episode to premiere out of sync with the other parts.
Batwoman is part of a new deal between Channel 4 and Warner Bros., which also includes DC Universe animation Harley Quinn and Season 14 (and, later, 15) of Supernatural.
Karl Warner, Controller of E4, says: “At its best, E4 stands for brilliant action-packed entertainment, so kick starting the year is a groundbreaking new series of Batwoman followed by Harley Quinn, another brilliantly funny animation series that will build on the big success we’ve had with Rick and Morty.”