In some great news for UK audiences, the Ruby Rose-headlined Batwoman and the animated Harley Quinn have now finally been given a UK home.
Despite Batwoman existing within the shared realm of The CW’s Arrowverse, Sky One has previously confirmed how the series will not be joining Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow on the channel. And now, it’s been confirmed that both Batwoman and Harley Quinn will start airing on E4 at a to-be-confirmed date later this year.
The official word on Batwoman reads:
Ruby Rose stars as Kate Kane, the first openly gay female lead of a live-action Super Hero show. Three years after Batman mysteriously disappeared, Gotham is in despair, overrun by criminal gangs. Kate returns home when the Alice in Wonderland gang target her father Jacob (Dougray Scott – Mission: Impossible 2) and his security firm. In order to help her family and her city, she’ll have to become the one thing her father loathes – a dark knight vigilante. With the help of her stepsister Mary (Nicole Kang – You, The Code, Swallow) and crafty Luke Fox (Camrus Johnson – The Sun is Also a Star, Luke Cage), Kate continues the legacy of her missing cousin Bruce Wayne, while combatting the dark machinations of the psychotic Alice (Rachel Skarsten – Reign, Birds of Prey, Imposters). Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, she soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence.
As for the Kaley Cuoco-fronted Harley Quinn, that official blurb for that show reads:
With awesome battles and crazy fights, wisecracking Harley, voiced by Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory, 8 Simple Rules) is out of control and on a mission to make it as the criminal Queenpin of Gotham City, after having finally broken things off once and for all with the Joker. Harley is aided by Poison Ivy (Lake Bell – BoJack Horseman, Wet Hot American Summer) and a ragtag crew of DC castoffs, as she tries to earn a seat at the biggest table in villainy: the Legion of Doom!
Expect to hear more on both of these shows once E4 announces premiere dates for the two of these new series.