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CW's Batwoman Will Feature TV's First Leading Lesbian Superhero

CW's 'Batwoman' Will Feature TV's First Leading Lesbian Superhero

CW's 'Batwoman' Will Feature TV's First Leading Lesbian Superhero

And they're looking to cast a Lesbian actress!

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In 2006, the DC comic universe reintroduced Batwoman as Kate Kane, a Jewish lesbian. She was the company's first queer superheroine, and now, Kane's coming to our television screens!

Originally slated for crossover episodes in The CW's Arrowverse shows this fall, Deadline reports they're going to move forward with Kane's own Batwoman series. Now she's all set to be TV's first openly gay title superhero in a live-action series, coming in 2019!

Deadline describes the show as:

"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."

Deadline also reports that the network is looking for a lesbian actress to fill the role. The show will be produced by the minds of Greg Berlanti (Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash) and Caroline Dries (Smallville, The Vampire Diaries).

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Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one! 

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one!