The CW picks up series for Batwoman, Nancy Drew and Katy Keene

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By Caitlynn McDaniel

PHOENIX – Women are ruling the CW after the network picked up their three new series: BatwomanKaty Keene and Nancy Drew.

Batwoman, played by Orange is the New Black‘s Ruby Rose, is the first TV live-action scripted series with a lesbian superhero.

Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope. Based on the DC Comics characters.

The Katy Keene series is a spinoff of the popular CW mystery drama Riverdale. Lucy Hale, known for her role in Pretty Little Liars, will play Keene.

‘Riverdale’ spinoff set in a timeless New York City, enchanting as Riverdale is moody, where aspiring fashion designer Katy Keene meets Josie McCoy, fresh off the bus to chase her musical dreams. Their world is populated with kindred-spirit starving artists, including mysterious socialite Pepper Smith and Broadway-bound performer Jorge Lopez – and his drag queen alter ego, Ginger. While their climb to the top is rife with obstacles, this found family will stop at nothing to see their names in lights. Based on the Archie Comics characters.

Nancy Drew is based on the classic YA mystery novels. Newcomer Kennedy McMann will play Nancy and guess what? She is from Mesa, Arizona! She will star alongside Freddie Prince Jr. who will play her dad on the show. 

Set in the summer after her high school graduation, when 18-year-old Nancy Drew thought she’d be leaving her hometown for college. But when a family tragedy holds her back another year, she finds herself embroiled in a ghostly murder investigation — and along the way, uncovers secrets that run deeper than she ever imagined.

The CW also renewed all 14 of their current series, making their scripted shows count up to 17. 

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