What do three literary icons like Batwoman, Katy Keene, and Nancy Drew have in common? They will all be headlining their own show on The CW for the 2019-20 TV season.
Deadline reports Batwoman, starring Ruby Rose; Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene, headlined by Lucy Hale; and Nancy Drew, toplined by Kennedy McMann have been picked up. Batwoman will apparently make television history with Kate Kane being the first gay lead character of a live-action superhero series.
I am honestly thrilled to see all three, so let’s take a closer look at each one of these hotly anticipated properties
— Batwoman (@CWBatwoman) May 8, 2019
Ruby Rose made a killer debut as Batwoman in last year’s Arrowverse annual crossover Elseworlds, and, with Arrow ending next season, The CW will be looking for a vigilante replacement for Oliver Queen/The Green Arrow.
— Katy Keene (@CWKatyKeene) May 8, 2019
I haven’t watched Riverdale since the end of season 1, but I’ve been a fan of Archie Comics since I was a kid. So seeing these characters get a 21st Century makeover and thrust back into the spotlight has been a dream come true. Lucy Hale honestly seems like a perfect choice for Katy Keene, and tying it into the Riverdale universe means there is an instant fanbase.
— Nancy Drew (@cw_nancydrew) May 8, 2019
Speaking of my childhood, I may have grown up on The Hardy Boys, but some of the best novels were when Frank and Joe Hardy teamed up with female sleuth Nancy Drew to solve some crimes. I can totally get behind these new series, especially if it leads to a Hardy Boys spin-off in a few years.
Also, Freddie Prinze Jr., who I know for playing Fred in the live-action Scooby-Doo films, is playing Nancy’s father, which seems like some nice sleuthing fan service.
What do you think of the three CW pickups? Will you be watching any next fall?