Batwoman was reestablished into existence in 2006 in the form of Kate Kane, a Jewish LBGTQ character, one of the first-openly gay characters in the DC universe. Also in-line to help executive produce the planned superhero drama are Berlanti and his Warner Bros.
President Sarah Kate Ellis said Berlanti had "amassed a track record of telling diverse and powerful LGBTQ stories, so it is not surprising he is a driving force behind Batwoman".
The character is Kate Kane, a woman with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind. "In a city desperate for a saviour, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham's symbol of hope".
Of course, the series will need to be picked up from its pilot for it to last.
"Yes, she's a lesbian", Rucka told the Comic Book Resources website at the time.
News of the development comes after the network announced in May that the character would appear in the annual crossover event between four of the CW's DC shows: The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl.
Are you excited for a Batwoman TV show? DC Entertainment's former head, Geoff Johns, will be one of the executive producers of the show. Animated series Freedom Fighters: The Ray featured an openly gay male superhero, though while the character did make a live-action crossover into the Arrowverse, a full live-action series has yet to get a green light.
Casting for the pivotal role is now underway for an "out lesbian actress, open ethnicity, to play age 25 to 29", according to TVLine. With mentions of Oracle in past episodes of Arrow, will we eventually see the CW Network bring a disabled hero in to help the Batwoman fight crime? The actress will first appear in an Arrowverse crossover event in December, though it's not known which show - Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, or Legends of Tomorrow - will introduce her. The same actress will likely be the star of the new series.