Batwoman will have Hush origin, Burt Ward cameo revealed at Comic-Con panel
Ruby Rose kicks butt along with classic characters set for season 1.
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The upcoming season will feature an origin story for the
"The character of Tommy Elliot ... ultimately becomes the supervillain Hush, but we're seeing his origins of why he hates Batman so much," Dries said after the pilot screening.
Also to come for classic TV fans, actor Burt Ward, who played Robin in the 1960s Batman series, will be making a cameo at some point during the show's first season.
The pilot episode, which we will dive into in a separate story, heavily features Rose's Kate Kane in many fight scenes without her costume -- a decision that was influenced by how the character is military-trained.
"She's actually getting thrown against the wall and punched in the face," Dries said, noting that Rose's character attended the fictional military academy of Point Rock Academy.
Without getting too far into spoilers, Dries and Schechter mentioned that Kane's time at the military academy would have taken place before the end of the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy, heavily affecting how Kane's experience as an out lesbian went at the military academy.
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Batwoman, who previously debuted during a crossover with The CW's Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl series, will also be developing a stronger relationship with Supergirl as the shows begin to cross over further.
Dries said that, while glimpsed during the show's Elseworlds event, viewers will eventually "see that core bond move into a Kate-Kara friendship," referencing Supergirl's lead character of Kara Zor-El, played by Melissa Benoist.
Ruby Rose's casting as Batwoman was first revealed in August 2018, at the time with a confirmed appearance for the Elseworlds event with the possibility of a series. That series is now set to debut Oct. 6 on The CW.