Hush origin story will play into Batwoman season 1

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Batwoman season 1 is going to be full of origin stories it would seem. As we already know, the series will jump back in time from the Batwoman we saw in the Elseworlds crossover to tell us her origin story. She won’t be the only one with some history to tell as at the Batwoman panel at San Diego Comic-Con it was confirmed that we’ll see Tommy Elliot begin his decent into becoming Hush.

As we all know, Elliot was a childhood friend of Bruce Wayne’s, and he would return years later to threaten him as the villainous Hush. What we haven’t seen is too in-depth of a look into how that all came to be, and that will make up part of Batwoman season 1.

Does this mean we’ll see Batman? Producer Sarah Schechter said “anything is possible,” but that, for now, this is very much the story of Kate Kane.

Also confirmed was that this first season will borrow heavily from Greg Rucka’s “Elegy” storyline meaning we should be digging into the origin of Batwoman’s archenemy, Alice. “As we go into series you’re going to realize that’s really Kate’s journey over Season 1 trying to redeem the humanity she knows is still inside of this monster. That’s really what makes the show unique,” producer Caroline Dries said. “Some said do it end of season, but we knew too many people were familiar with this content, so we decided that’s what the show is about — make this about Kate and her sister.”

Batwoman will premiere on Oct. 6.


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