When will Batwoman season 2 premiere? Arrowverse release dates and more

Emma Soteriou
Javicia Leslie as Batwoman

The CW has announced the premiere dates for four of their Arrowverse shows, including the newly cast Batwoman.

The first season of the show saw Ruby Rose take on the role of Kate Kane, as she attempted to hunt down the mysterious Alice who was targeting her father’s company.

After trying to find her cousin, Bruce Wayne, Kane decided to take on the Batwoman mantle, getting one of her cousin’s suits altered for herself.

The season ended with quite a few twists, including a glimpse of Bruce Wayne’s face and the revelation that Kane had a second piece of Kryptonite.

Batwoman on CW in Season 1
Ruby Rose played Batwoman in Season 1.

When does Batwoman season 2 premiere?

There’s a lot of anticipation in the lead up to this next season, with a new character meaning new potential. The show is set to be the first of the Arrowverse to return, with its season two premiere on January 17, 2021.

This will be followed by Black Lightning premiering on February 8, The Flash on February 23, and new show Superman and Lois, which will have its pilot air straight after The Flash.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and the final season of Supergirl are among those yet to get a premiere date due to the ongoing global health situation.

Who will be playing Batwoman?

Newcomer Javicia Leslie will be taking over as Ryan Wilder this time around, after Ruby Rose stepped down as Kate Kane following season one.

The actress shared the first look at her batsuit on Instagram at the end of October.


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“I felt it was important that viewers could tell by the silhouette that Batwoman was a Black girl. With the form-fitting suit and beautiful Afro, we definitely nailed it,” said Leslie in a statement.

A teaser for the upcoming season, which Leslie tweeted out for fans, saw her character suit up for the first time. The short clip ends on a strong note, with Ryan Wilder saying: “Time to be a powerful.”

She can also be seen putting on her leather boots and the famous cowl, becoming Batwoman.

Wilder will be wearing the original suit for the first few episodes and then her new look is expected to be introduced in episode three.

Ryan Wilder is a new creation for the Arrowverse, so little backstory is known about her so far.

These announcements mean that excitement for season two is going to build up even more so than before, and now that we know about the premiere, there is finally a date to look forward to.