Batwoman gets CW pilot order, The Pilot Whisperer directing

Arrow -- Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW -- Acquired via CW TV PR
Arrow -- Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW -- Acquired via CW TV PR /

Batwoman has officially landed a pilot order from The CW. While that may not be a big surprise, the addition of the Pilot Whisperer as a director is definitely welcoming.

Batwoman made her debut into the Arrowverse during the 2018 crossover event and she instantly became a fan favorite. Multiple people cried out that this was definitely a leading lady and a necessary TV show. The CW is listening, as Batwoman has now officially landed a pilot order.

That’s not all. The network clearly wants this to do well, pulling in The Pilot Whisperer as a director.

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For those who don’t know who The Pilot Whisperer is, you’ve likely watched an episode or to of his. David Nutter has worked on multiple pilots over the years, including The WBs/The CWs Smallville and Supernatural and Arrowverse’s Arrow and The Flash. This is a guy who knows the universe and the market, so definitely someone we want to see on board this spin-off series.

Entertainment Weekly also reminds fans that Nutter is the mind behind some major Game of Thrones episodes. The one even non-GOT fans will be aware of is “The Red Wedding,” episode title “The Rains of Castamere.”

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Arrow — Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW — Acquired via CW TV PR /

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While a pilot order is good news for the series, there’s still work to do. This isn’t a guarantee of a new show, as Supernatural‘s spin-off Wayward Sisters fans will tell you. Even successful backdoor pilots don’t get picked up by the network. However, with it being part of a loud and popular franchise, it’s highly unlikely that Batwoman will be overlooked, especially with Nutter behind it.

If Nutter isn’t enough, the show has also landed Caroline Dries as the showrunner. Dries is no stranger to the Millennial network, executive producing The Vampire Diaries in the past. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Geoff Johns will also serve as executive producers.

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Are you excited about the addition of Batwoman to The CW’s pilot orders? Would you like to see it come to series? What would you like to see from the Gotham crime fighter? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Batwoman will be part of the 2019-2020 TV season if picked up to series. We should find out in May if it is picked up to series.