Batwoman, CW’s highly-anticipated TV series based off the DC Comics character, premieres tonight, October 6, 2019, at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT. The synopsis for the pilot episode reads, “Kate Kane returns to Gotham when a gang targets her father and her ex-girlfriend Sophie Moore.”
If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of the CW on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
The CW (live in select markets) is one of 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle.
You can start a free 7-day trial of FuboTV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Batwoman on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch episodes up to three days after they air even if you forgot to record them.
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 60-plus live TV channels, which includes CW (live in most markets).
You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Batwoman on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” comes with both its extensive on-demand library (which has new episodes available after they air) and 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
AT&T TV Now offers six different channel packages, all of which include the CW (live in select markets).
You can sign up for AT&T TV Now right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Batwoman on your computer via the AT&T TV Now website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the AT&T TV app.
If you can’t watch live, AT&T TV Now comes with included cloud DVR.
Ruby Rose is the First Openly Gay Actress to Play an Openly Gay Lead Superhero in a Live-Action Television Series
Celebrated actress Ruby Rose plays LGBTQ heroine Kate Kane, who returns to Gotham after Sophie Moore (played by Meagan Tandy)—a high level security expert that Kane has long been in love with—is kidnapped by Alice (Rachel Skarsten), the savage leader of the Wonderland Gang that’s been wreaking havoc on Gotham. Kate is also haunted by the disappearance of her cousin Bruce Wayne and still questions how Batman failed to save the rest of her family during a tragic car accident that claimed the lives of her mother and sister several years earlier.
Tonight’s Batwoman debut marks the character’s first live-action appearance anywhere since coming onto the D.C. Comics scene in 2006, according to Mashable. Ruby Rose will also become the first openly gay actress to play an openly queer lead superhero in a live-action television series, according to the publication.
“I don’t feel like this is like anything I’ve done before, because it is emotional,” Rose said during a recent interview with CNN. “There is romance and this family dynamic, this drama, and this action. I guess everyone puts a lot of emphasis on the fact that she’s gay and I’m gay and this is checking all these great, wonderful boxes… I don’t think about it. What I do think about is that was a defining moment of why I decided to go from doing films [to TV] … [and I] have a personal love and investment in this.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rachel Maddow will also be joining the cast of Batwoman, alongside other notable actors, including Nicole Kang, Meagan Tandy, Camrus Johnson and Rachel Skarsten. You can read more about the cast of the show here.
Maddow will have a “key role” on the show, as she takes on the role of Vesper Fairchild, a character from the Batman comics. “We consider Vesper Fairchild to be the sardonic Voice of Gotham,” Batwoman showrunner Caroline Dries told The Hollywood Reporter. “In addition to Rachel’s interest in Batwoman, we thought she’d be the perfect casting choice because her own hard-hitting journalism wildly contrasts Vesper’s penchant for snark, gossip and criticism of female superheroes.”
Tune in Sundays at 8/7c to catch Batwoman on the CW.
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