The 1st Trailer for Batwoman Features Kate Kane Becoming a Superhero

Arrow -- "Elseworlds, Part 2" -- Image Number: AR709d_0236b -- Pictured: Ruby Rose as Kate Kane/Batwoman -- Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW -- © 2018 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Wow, the first full trailer for The CW’s Batwoman is here and it looks amazing. 

Ever since Batwoman was introduced to the Arrowverse in the ‘Elseworlds’ crossover and it was confirmed that a standalone series was coming, fans have been excited to see what the Batwoman series would look like. Well today The CW delivered our first look with a trailer that introduces us to Kate Kane, aka Batwoman.

I think the trailer does a great job in setting up the stakes for this series. Batman has vanished to parts unknown, and Gotham is now protected by Crows Private Security. We see how Kate Kane, Bruce Wayne’s cousin, returns to Gotham and wants to help protect the city, only to be rebuffed. I like how in a few short minutes Kate is established as someone who doesn’t follow the rules and is going to do what needs to be done.

The trailer also does well by introducing the main characters for the first season’s arc: we have our hero in Kate, we also meet someone who I suspect will be her version of Alfred, and we also have our first villain in Alice, a psychotic character straight out of Wonderland who I can’t wait to see more of. And best of all, we get a look at Kate in the batsuit, though she doesn’t have the iconic red mane of hair (not yet).

There’s even more details in the official synopsis:

“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.

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. 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. 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.”

Batwoman is set to air Sunday nights at 8pm later this fall.