I never thought today would happen. I never thought I’d see you adapted for live action television, let alone have your own show. But here you are about to air on the CW. You have no idea how excited I am to see you. I don’t watch Arrow or The Flash but last year I watched the crossover event just to see your first appearance and the reveal of Gotham City.
Batwoman, I don’t know how I came to find you. I know it was the art that drew my attention. I don’t remember if it was a tumblr post, or pinterest or an article on io9. All of a sudden you were a part of my media diet and I loved you.
I can’t remember the last time I connected to a superhero like I did with you. Okay. That’s a lie. It was Adam West’s Batman. I was three. But there I was a twenty something and you just got me. You had a strained relationship with your father, you weren’t the person you thought you were going to be by this point. But you weren’t sorry for it either. You were in the process of reinventing yourself. You were flashy, you were fun and you were a stone cold badass. I loved you.
And here we are. It’s your big night. I’m trying to ignore the fact that they put your premiere on a Sunday night. In my gut I know that’s not a great sign. But I watched from afar as people raved about the pilot premiere at San Diego Comicon.
But it would be a lie to say that I’m not a little nervous. Lets be real here. Television has been dancing around your cousin Bruce Wayne for the past few years. There was Gotham, where Bruce Wayne was a kid and the focus was on Jim Gordon and the Rogue Gallery. And then there was Titans with it’s “fuck Batman” attitude and some of the best non-Batman-Batman cinema. I think about it a lot.
What I’m trying to say Batwoman is that I hope to God that they let you do your own thing. All I want is to see your story. I hope that your show isn’t you trying to fit into the cape and cowl of your weird cousin. I hope you don’t spend your first season trying to find Bruce Wayne or to figure out why he ran off to who knows where. You don’t need to bring Batman back. I’m here for you Batwoman. I’m here for Kate Kane.
So good luck out there tonight. You mean a lot to a lot of people for a variety of reasons. I’m cheering for you.
P.S. Can we have a special event crossover with you and Supergirl where you do a Bombshells Story arc?