Batwoman Showrunner Talks Kate Kane’s Return and Black Mask’s Debut

It appears that a few surprises are coming in for the main protagonists of Batwoman. During a recent WonderCon Panel that also featured Javicia Leslie, Rachel Skarsten, Meagan Tandy, Nicole Kong, and Camrus Johnson, Batwoman showrunner Caroline Dries talked about the return of Kate on the show. After Ruby Rose’s exit from the series, the former Scarlet Knight of Gotham has been portrayed by Wallis Days. The first part of the season focused on the search for the missing character. Now that she returned on screen, anything can happen.

“There’s this tragic irony happening, where our characters have been looking for Kate, looking for Kate, looking for Kate desperately, and now they believe she’s dead,” she said. “As they’re moving on with their lives, the audience is privy to this huge piece of information that Kate’s actually alive. So moving forward, Kate is in for a bumpy road. That’s all I’ll tease. Our characters, of course, are eventually going to be looped into this huge piece of news. But it’s pure drama from here on out, and it’s going to affect every character directly, just the way her disappearance affected every character differently.”

You can watch the entire panel in the player below.

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The second part of the show will feature a new villain, as Black Mask will take over Safiyah as the main antagonist. Dries also explained what’s coming next for the leader of the False Face Society.

“We teased Black Mask early on in this season, and then we slowly reveal that he’s the one who’s sort of in charge of the False Face Society who have been peddling and manufacturing this super lethal drug called ‘Snake Bite,'” she said. “Ryan’s affiliation with False Face is that Angelique is now helping manufacture and sell this drug. It puts Batwoman in a really precarious position because here’s her friend, her anchor, her soul mate, and here’s the villain of Gotham, and how does she ease her friend out of this horrific situation? She becomes sort of enemy #1 for Black Mask.”

The next episode of Batwoman Season 2 will debut on The CW on March 28.

How do you think Peter Outerbridge will fare as Black Mask? What’s your opinion on Batwoman Season 2 so far? Let us know in the comment section below!

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