It has been a few days since Batwoman season 2 has started production, and it looks like they are doing it with a new series regular!
Christina Wolfe is now a series regular on Batwoman! Wolfe plays Julia Pennyworth, the daughter of Alfred Pennyworth. Julia, described as a crafty and quick-witted British secret service agent, shares a complicated past with Kate Kane. This was explored in the first season of Batwoman, and will most likely be continued to be explored in the upcoming second season. Wolfe originally only appeared as a guest star in season 1, but it looks like we will be seeing Julia a lot more in the future.
Furthermore, I have learned that Warren Christie is set to return in the second season of Batwoman. In the season finale of the first season, actor Warren Christie debuted as Bruce Wayne. Well, kind of. In order to trick her sister Kate Kane, Alice disguised Tommy Elliot as their cousin Bruce. She hopes Hush will be able to convince Kate to give up her shard of Kryptonite, which she received from Supergirl during the Crisis on Infinite Earths Arrowverse crossover, as it is the only element on Earth that can pierce the Batsuit. Warren Christie played this version of Tommy Elliot in the finale. Technically we have not seen Bruce Wayne yet in the series, but now we know that he looks like Warren Christie, which means Christie could play the Arrowverse version of Bruce Wayne in the future.
Batwoman is a superhero television series developed by Caroline Dries and is set in the Arrowverse. In the first season, Batwoman follows Kate Kane overcoming her demons and past to become Gotham City’s new symbol of hope as the vigilante Batwoman. You can read the series synopsis below:
Kate Kane, armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.
Unfortunately Kate Kane actress Ruby Rose decided to exit the series in May of this year. The series was originally eyeing a recast (which I will expand on in another article) but ultimately, it was decided that the role of the main protagonist of the series would be passed on to a new character, created wholly for the series. In July of this year, actress Javicia Leslie was cast as Ryan Wilder, a new character that is set to take up the position of Batwoman.