With Batwoman poised to make her grand debut in the Arrowverse this December, The CW President Mark Pedowitz has provided an update on the production of her own spinoff TV series.
"Greg [Berlanti] is in early stages of development at this point," revealed Pedowitz in an interview with Deadline. "We’ll do a pilot for mid-season, whether it goes to series, I cannot tell you."
It was announced this past May that Batwoman and Gotham City would make their official debuts in CW's Arrowverse during the DCTV annual crossover in December. Last month, news broke that a spinoff series starring the character is in development with The Vampire Diaries executive producer Caroline Dries writing the pilot with CW producer Greg Berlanti overseeing the project.
If picked up, Batwoman will become the sixth DC superhero adapted for television by the network and the fifth within the Arrowverse joining Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl. Black Lightning, while starring the DC superhero of the same name, does not take place in the same continuity as the other DCTV programs.
The timing of Batwoman being a potential mid-season series is similar to how The Flash was originally developed with the character being introduced during the second season of Arrow and slated for a midseason pilot. After positive response, the network changed plans and gave the DC spinoff a traditional pilot order for the start of the 2014-2015 television season.
Whether the spinoff is picked up or not, fans can expect to see Kate Kane make her live-action debut along with the rest of the DCTV superheroes this December.