Batwoman isn’t just joining The CW’s Arrowverse for the annual crossover event -- she may be getting her own series on the network.  Earlier this year, Arrow star Stephen Amell revealed that the character would make an appearance (see “Batwoman Joins The CW's Arrowverse”), but The CW is now developing a new series for the character according to Variety.

The series would debut in 2019 if it gets picked up.  Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries, Smallville) is writing and executive producing the project, which has also has Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti, and Sarah Schechter on board to executive produce.  Berlanti notably already has a record 14 shows on air (including the existing four Arrowverse shows) and recently signed a $400 million deal with Warner Bros. to extend his contract (see “New Showrunner For 'Star Trek: Discovery,' 'Lucifer' Finds Salvation, Berlanti's $400 Million Deal, 'American Gods' Casting, 'Legion' Renewed, Syfy Orders 'Resident Alien'”).

Batwoman will make her debut on The CW in the next Arrowverse crossover event for Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl.  Assuming that The CW stays true to the character of Kate Kane / Batwoman and the show comes to fruition, the project would mark the first time that an openly gay character headlines a live-action superhero show.

Batwoman (as Kathy Kane) made her first appearance in 1956, created by Edmond Hamilton and Sheldon Moldoff as a love interest for Batman.  In 2006, Batwoman was reimagined as Kate Kane, an openly lesbian character who eventually began headlining her own title in 2011.