Warner Bros. Television and The CW has revealed the first look at Javicia Leslie suited up as Batwoman in two brand new images.
Leslie is donning the cowl for the second series of Batwoman, introducing us to a new version of the hero named Ryan Wilder, a former drug dealer who’s now attempting to do right by the people of Gotham. She’ll start of the season wearing Kane’s existing batsuit, but will make a number of adaptations.
According to DC, the character “has a different way of doing things than original Batwoman Kate Kane. She’s more untamed and less disciplined, and seems to possess a level of raw passion that we rarely saw in Kane.”
Check out the images of Leslie in the new suit below!
The new suit was designed by Batwoman costume designer Maya Mani and created by Ocean Drive Leather, while the wig was created by Janice Workman and makeup styled by Cory Roberts. According to DC, the new suit will make its first appearance in episode 3 of Batwoman’s second season.
“Ryan’s journey starts from a place of ‘What can this Batsuit do for me?’” comments Batwoman Executive Producer Caroline Dries. “But it’s not long before she realizes the power of its symbol and what it can do for everyone else in Gotham City. As Ryan embraces everything that makes her special, she adjusts the suit to fit her physically and figuratively. This meant creating a new body design and new cowl that was undeniably a statement that screamed ‘powerful.’
Maya Mani sent me her drawings and I loved it. The wig was something we never perfected in season one, and Janice Workman crushed it with this new take. Javicia and I saw various prototypes of styles and red ombres, and at one point we were trading our own iPad-doodled versions. Janice translated that into what we are looking at now. When I see it, I smile. It makes me feel inspired.”
Batwoman’s second season won’t be coming to The CW until 2021, as the series is currently shooting in Vancouver.