Batwoman will enter a whole new chapter after the sudden departure of its lead star, Ruby Rose, last May. Considering that the hit CW series ended on a cliffhanger centered on Kate Kane during Season 1, the departure led to a massive overhaul for some story elements that will be explored in the sophomore run of the show.
As a result, a brand new character in the form of Javicia Leslie's Ryan Wilder will don the Cape and Cowl from Kate, officially ushering in a new era for Batwoman moving forward. Batwoman showrunner Caroline Dries already confirmed that the show “will never erase” Kate from the narrative. Instead, Dries revealed that the character's disappearance will be one of the main mysteries in Season 2.
And now, an exciting sneak peek at Batwoman Season 2 has emerged, seemingly teasing fans as to what to expect in the much-anticipated sophomore run of the show.
The CW officially released a new trailer for Batwoman, and it featured a glimpse of how the show will tackle Kate Kane's mysterious disappearance.
The trailer begins with the return of Rachel Skarsten's Alice, and she seems to be taunting the disappearance of Ruby Rose's Kate Kane by singing her own twisted version of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. To recap, Alice had a grand plan during the Season 1 finale to replace Bruce Wayne with Tommy Elliott's Hush to potentially kill Kate. Not much is known if Kate's disappearance is tied to that master plan, but Alice's confidence seems to suggest that her plan worked.
The next shots of the trailer include a mini memorial for Kate along with a newspaper clipping that says “Whatever happened to Kate Kane?” while a montage shows Luke, Mary, and Sophie seemingly grieving over the loss of their friend. All in all, this seems to hint that Kate suffered a grim fate during the aftermath of the Season 1 finale, and Hush and Alice's plan to eliminate Batwoman ultimately worked.
Another focus of the short teaser is Ryan Wilder's transformation into Batwoman, and this includes shots of the character obtaining the Bat-suit as well as trying to convince Luke and Mary to give her a chance to prove that she can be a hero. This is on top of a blink-and-you'll-miss-it reveal of a new version of the Batmobile alongside action shots of Javicia Leslie while wearing the improved Bat-suit.
The trailer also confirms that Alice will still be the main villain of Batwoman, and an eventual confrontation between her and Wilder will definitely be intriguing to watch during the sophomore run of the show.
All things considered, it's safe to say that the new narrative direction of Batwoman is shaping up to be a must-see, and it will be exciting to find out more when Season 2 premieres on January 17, 2021.