DC Comics fans got an exciting announcement when trailers dropped for two television series based on their characters. One is set in an alternate historical premise and the other is related to Batman.
First up, Watchmen, based on the comic book series by Alan Moore, will premier on HBO and features an all-star cast including Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens, and Andrew Howard. Originally, Zack Snyder, who directed the 2009 film, was approached to make the series, but they dodged a bullet and Damon Lindelof (co-creator of Lost) was tapped to write and serve as executive producer.
Check out the trailer below:
The CW is also bringing Batwoman to the small screen. Ruby Rose stars as Kate Kane, the second Batwoman introduced after the events of Final Crisis. The character has appeared in Detective Comics and played a pivotal role in the “Monster Men” story-arc. After the character appeared in the “Elseworlds” event in the Arrowverse, she was given a spin-off. As of right now, Batman does not seem to play a role.
Here is the teaser:
Now, I’m not a huge fan of Alan Moore (with the exception of Swamp Thing) incredibly overrated. Likewise, the 2009 film based on the series by Zack Snyder is virtually unwatchable. I’m not looking forward to this series, especially considering it seems to a very political show. Want to guess if it leans Left or Right? Moore himself is an anarchist, but whenever Hollywood gets a hold of it, it usually sways Left.
As for Batwoman, I am not pleased with a character who has a passion for “social justice” as the showrunners have said. I do think it hilarious that the Left reacted poorly to the casting of Ruby Rose, who is Gender Fluid or whatever, while Kate Kane is a Lesbian. The SJWs lost their collective minds over this and it was hysterical. Woke television makes for broke television.
One more note on this, I genuinely want to like this show because I like Kate Kane as a character, but I’m exhausted with shows based on Batman that has no Batman. Bird of Prey, Gotham, Pennyworth, hints in the Arrowverse, with Warner Bros. recent failures in cinema, maybe Batman should return to TV. Since Warner Bros. hasn’t done a successful Batman movie since The Dark Knight Trilogy, maybe let him have some time on the small screen until a real movie can be made. Not one that is a prequel, sidequel, spin-off, or just based on the myths, but a real Batman television show.
What do you think? Let me know in the comments below. While you are at it, check out my reminiscing about Star Wars Underworld, a series that never entered development and my shout to the book The Architects Of Betrayal. Don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe for more posts like this one.