The CW announced their fall lineup and revealed that Batwoman will make her live-action premiere in the next crossover event involving its DC Entertainment shows. Arrow star Steven Amell announced the appearance during CW’s upfront presentation, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

For the last few years, CW has had a multi-part crossover among the shows in the so-called Arrowverse: Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow. (Black Lightning is not part of the same continuity.) Batwoman’s inclusion in the event also means that Gotham City will be incorporated into the Arrowverse for the first time (but don’t expect a crossover with Fox’s Gotham anytime soon).

Batwoman was created by Edmond Hamilton and Sheldon Moldoff, making her first comics appearance in 1956. Originally introduced as a romantic partner for Batman, the character was deemed nonessential and dropped from the DC roster a few years later and didn’t appear again regularly until 2006, when she was part of the 52 event. The current incarnation of Batwoman, Kate Kane, has held the mantle of Batman and headlined multiple solo series. The current series is written by Marguerite Bennett (DC Comics Bombshells, Batgirl) (see “Marguerite Bennett Writing New Ongoing 'Batwoman' Series”). Notably, Batwoman is one of the highest-profile LGBTQ characters in DC’s lineup.

CW also announced their primetime schedule for the 2018-2019 season, which begins in October (see "The CW Renews Comic Book and Geek Shows"):

Sunday:

Monday:

  • 8:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 p.m. PT: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
  • 9:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 p.m. PT: Arrow

Tuesday:

  • 8:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 p.m  PT: The Flash
  • 9:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 p.m. PT: Black Lightning

Wednesday:

  • 8:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 p.m  PT: Riverdale
  • 9:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 p.m. PT: All American (new)

Thursday:

  • 8:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 p.m  PT: Supernatural
  • 9:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 p.m. PT: Legacies (Vampire Diaries / The Originals spinoff; new)

Friday:

  • 8:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 p.m  PT: Dynasty
  • 9:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 p.m. PT: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Midseason debuts include Jane the Virgin, The 100, iZombie (see (see “The Renewed, The Cancelled, The Rebooted: 'Gotham,' 'Lost in Space,' 'iZombie,' 'The Expanse,' 'Charmed,' 'Star Wars,' and More”), In the Dark (new), and Roswell, New Mexico (new).

Click on the Gallery for key art for the next seasons of the Arrowverse.