Batwoman feels ‘different and refreshing’ according to show runner

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Batwoman is heading for the small screen, and while general audiences may confuse her with Batgirl, they’re about to experience something totally different.

Speaking with TV Insider, showrunner Caroline Dries has been sharing some insights into what to expect from the latest addition to the Arrowverse. “Having such a strong female lead, a character who happens to be a lesbian, surrounded by all of these other really interesting female characters feels like a bit of an evolution.” She went on to add, “Ruby [Rose] is a brutal hero. She doesn’t pull any punches and doesn’t apologize for who she is. And seeing this character on TV feels different and refreshing.”

Something Dries did clear up is when everything takes place. We’ve known for some time that the series will back up in time from what we saw in the Elseworlds crossover to tell us a bit of an origin. Dries confirmed to the interviewer that you should consider Elseworlds as taking place between the third and fourth episodes of season 1 of Batwoman.

Dries did say showing her past did lead to some complications, however. “You keep going deeper and deeper and realize, ‘Oh, this is a very complicated woman who had a lot of life-changing, milestone moments,'” Dries adds. The only problem? “There’s so much good stuff, we had to figure out what to use!”

One hurdle the series did have to overcome was the proximity to the ending of Gotham. “Obviously, we’re trying to keep the shows separate, because they’re truly different worlds,” said Dries, but she did admit there is one thing the two shows do indeed share. “We ended up acquiring their Gotham City Police Department uniforms,” she admitted with a laugh.

Batwoman will premiere on The CW on Sunday, Oct. 6.


SOURCE: TV Insider