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TV Series and More
The CW just announced the ordering of a pilot for Batwoman. The series will star Ruby Rose as the lead and you may remember that she made her first appearance as Batwoman in the annual Arrow-verse crossover. David Nutter is set to direct the pilot, which works nicely as he is also well-known for his work with Game of Thrones and Arrow. Batwoman is also catching some attention as it will be the first gay lead character male or female – for a live-action superhero series. This new CW drama’s character is passionate about social justice and tends to speak her mind. Despite wanting to help clean up the streets of Gotham, Batwoman is going to have to snuff out some of her own demons while becoming a symbol of hope. For more details head on over to Deadline Hollywood.
Fans of Stranger Things have been waiting for the release date of season 3 and Netflix gave us one hell of an announcement. During a very creepy New Year’s Eve countdown video from 1985, Netflix announced that season 3 will premiere on July 4th. Netflix also released a new poster for Stranger Things season 3 which just happens to have this caption, “One summer can change everything” – which leaves a very ominous feeling. It seems like the Upside Down world is back to haunt everyone. For more details head on over to Deadline Hollywood.