Meet Kate Kane (played by openly gay actress Ruby Rose), Bruce Wayne’s first cousin through his mother Martha–and a lesbian.
Kane left West Point and returns to Gotham where she learns the secrets behind her famous cousin who’s been missing for three years at the start of the pilot.
According to the synopsis, Crows Private Security has protected the city as a militia ever since Batman disappeared three years earlier. With Kate’s return, it will be up to her to take up the mantle of the Bat and save Gotham City, natch.
From the trailer it’s clear the CW is not shying away from the lesbian superhero’s sexuality. The series will take place in the Arrowverse’s continuity–that includes The Flash and Supergirl series.
The trailer flashbacks to Kate and girlfriend Sophie Moore getting outed as being in a relationship while at the famous military academy, leading to Kate’s dishonorable discharge. We see the two again when Kate, in full Bat regalia, is saving Sophie.
Camrus Johnson plays Luke Fox, the son of Lucius Fox, Bruce Wayne’s confidante and tech guru.
The show is being produced under Greg Berlanti and showrunner Caroline Dries. It will be the fifth DCTVU show on The CW considered part of the Arrowverse.
With the trailer below.