Batwoman is an American superhero television series developed by Caroline Dries. It is based on the DC Comics character Batwoman, a costumed crime-fighter created by Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid, and Keith Giffen, and is set in the Arrowverse, sharing continuity with the other television series of the universe. The series premiered on The CW on October 6, 2019 and is primarily filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with location filming in Chicago, Illinois. Batwoman follows Kate Kane overcoming her demons and past to become Gotham City's new symbol of hope as the vigilante Batwoman.
In May 2018, it was announced that Batwoman would appear in "Elseworlds", the Arrowverse series' 2018 crossover, with an announcement two months later that a series centered on the character was in development from Dries. Ruby Rose was cast in the title role in August of the same year. In January 2019, the series received a pilot order from the CW, to be considered for a series order in the 2019–20 television season. The show was picked up to series in May 2019 and in October 2019 a full season of 22 episodes was ordered. In January 2020, The CW renewed the series for a second season.