Broadcast TV Batwoman - season 2 (The CW)

Adam Lenhardt

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Feb 16, 2001
Albany, NY
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The sixth DC superhero show from Greg Berlanti when it returns sometime in 2021. After production on the first season shut down early due to the pandemic, Ruby Rose decided to leave the show. Showrunner Caroline Dries decided to have a new character take up the mantle of Batwoman rather than recast. The sudden and mysterious disappearance of Kate Kane will be one of the ongoing story threads of the second season.

New Casting:
  • Javicia Leslie will star as Ryan Wilder, the title character, who is "likable, messy, a little goofy and untamed. She's also nothing like Kate Kane, the woman who wore the Batsuit before her. With no one in her life to keep her on track, Ryan spent years as a drug-runner, dodging the GCPD and masking her pain with bad habits. Today Ryan lives in her van with her plant. A girl who would steal milk for an alley cat and could also kill you with her bare hands, Ryan is the most dangerous type of fighter: highly skilled and wildly undisciplined. An out lesbian. Athletic. Raw. Passionate. Fallible. And very much not your stereotypical all-American hero." Leslie previously had a supporting role on the recently cancelled "God Friended Me". Her film credits include Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, XXX: Return of Xander Cage, John Wick: Chapter 2, Pitch Perfect 3, and The Meg.
  • Shivaani Ghai will recur as Safiyah, "the fiercely protective ruler of a small community on the island of Coryana. A woman with as many enemies as aliases, she is compassionate and charismatic with both physical and psychological prowess. She is beloved by her people and will stop at nothing to protect what’s hers. No one goes unnoticed by Safiyah, specifically when it comes to those who have encountered the Desert Rose." Ghai’s previous credits include Syfy’s "Dominion," ABC’s "The Catch", and HBO’s "Five Days". On the film side, Ghai’s credits include London Has Fallen, Cleanskin and Fireflies.
  • Leah Gibson will recur as Tatiana aka The Whisper, "a skilled assassin, unflappable and cold as ice in the face of danger. She is one of Safiyah’s most important henchwomen and still harbors feelings for her powerful boss." Gibson is best known for her series regular role of Inez in season 2 of "Jessica Jones" and the major recurring character of Vivienne in season 1 of "Sacred Lies." She also recently recurred on the second season of "Manifest."
  • Nathan Owens will recur as Ocean, "a zen gardner and thinker with a complicated past. A loyal soldier and fighter, Ocean moves to Gotham looking for a new beginning."
  • Alex Morf as Victor Zsasz, ″a charismatic, skilled hitman with high, unpredictable energy. He proudly carves tally marks onto his skin for every victim he kills." Anweis’ TV credits include appearances on “Gotham," "Mindhunter," "Manifest," and "Marvel's Daredevil."
The Batwoman costume has been redesigned to fit Leslie's shorter and curvier build (click to enlarge):
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The Arrowverse crossover event this year will only be two hours, comprised of episodes of "Batwoman" and "Superman & Lois".


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Oct 6, 2020
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Is this supposed to be a new PC twist on Batwoman to appease certain demographics? She isn't black in the original comic is she, so why now?

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