Recently, it was announced that Batwoman would be getting her own CW show, which would take place in the Arrowverse alongside CW’s other DC shows like Arrow, Supergirl, and The Flash. While Batwoman is in its early production stages, we now have a solid idea on what its protagonist, Kate Kane, will be like in the series. According to That Hashtag Show, Kane will be an intellectually and physically tough woman who is also openly gay.
Furthermore, she has internal struggles due to her relationship with her father. Prior to donning the Batwoman persona, she had a military career at West Point that ended due to her opening up about her sexuality. As she must hold on to these two different personas, she manages to be a crime-fighting vigilante while also allowing herself to be let her guard down when it comes to dating women. The full character description can be seen below:
“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.”
Because the show has only been greenlit at this point, an actress has yet to land the role of Kate. Based on the breakdown, all that is needed for the role is an openly gay actress in her mid-to-late 20s, which means that it ethnicity is not a key factor. It will be interesting to see how this character will evolve through the show as well as the Arrowverse crossover.
Source: That Hashtag Show