For those who need to catch up on Batwoman, the time is now. Batwoman season 2 is now streaming on HBO Max in its entirety. That should allow DC fans who didn’t watch the show while it was airing the chance to binge it all, should they so choose. It will also, potentially, expose an entirely new audience of viewers to The CW’s DC Comics adaptation.
Batwoman season 2 aired its finale in June. The show’s first season saw Ruby Rose in the role of Kate Kane. However, Rose made the shocking announcement that she was departing the show ahead of season 2. Enter Javicia Leslie. She took over as Ryan Wilder, a brand new character who took over as Batwoman. So, at least at first, Rose wasn’t necessarily replaced.
Batwoman season 2 did well critically, currently holding an 89 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. That is an improvement over the first season, which sits at 80 percent. That bodes well for the show’s future. It not only signifies a smooth transition with the leading role but that the show has room to grow.
The series is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Caroline Dries, Geoff Johns and Sarah Schecter. Berlanti remains one of the most prolific producers in Hollywood, while Dries developed the show alongside him.
Here is the synopsis for Batwoman season 2.
“In season two of BATWOMAN, when Ryan Wilder (Javicia Leslie) first discovers Kate Kane’s Batsuit, she has no idea how drastically her life is about to change. A sassy, smart lesbian with a difficult past, Ryan sees the suit as her chance to finally be powerful and no longer a victim as she survives in the tough streets of the city.
While Ryan goes rogue in the shadows, Gotham grapples with their missing hero, believing Batwoman has fled the city after a public stand-off with Commander Jacob Kane (Dougray Scott) and the Crows. But Kate Kane’s disappearance hits hardest at home where Jacob, Sophie (Meagan Tandy), Luke (Camrus Johnson), Mary (Nicole Kang) and even Alice (Rachel Skarsten) each struggle with the devastating news in their own way. Meanwhile, the False Face Society tightens its grip on Gotham distributing a perilous new drug known as Snakebite, “Bruce Wayne” (Warren Christie) finds his way home to wreak havoc, Safiyah (Shivaani Ghai) surfaces with plans for revenge, and a new set of villains descends on the city.
As chaos and uncertainly proliferate, Ryan realizes how much the symbol on the suit means to Gotham, launching her on a personal journey that takes her from fledgling substitute to confident caped crusader, from living in her van with her plant to chasing villains in the Batmobile. Ryan Wilder becomes a very different Batwoman than Kate Kane – her own Batwoman – but with the same understanding of what it means to be a hero.”
Batwoman has already been renewed for a third season by The CW. The series is set to return this October as part of the network’s fall lineup. One thing we know we’re going to get more of next season is Camrus Johnson as Batwing. The actor made his debut as the character at the end of season 2. It marked the first time that Batwing had been brought to life in live-action. Gotham City now has multiple caped crusaders.
Batwoman season 2 is now streaming on HBO Max.