The CW Fall 2019-2020 Trailers: Dramas ‘Batwoman’ and ‘Nancy Drew’ (Watch)Variety — Will Thorne
The CW has released trailers for its three new shows premiering throughout the 2019-2020 season.
Continuing to expand its DC Universe franchise, the network has placed “Batwoman,” with Ruby Rose in the title world on Mondays. The other new show joining the fall lineup is “Nancy Drew,” which will air on Wednesday nights.
The CW is reserving its third freshman show, “Riverdale” spinoff “Kay Keene,” for midseason. The network has drawn attention for its historic move to renew all of its shows.
Watch the trailers and read the official series descriptions for the new shows below.
âBatwomanâ â Sundays at 9 p.m. ET
Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) never planned to be Gothamâs new vigilante. Three years after Batman mysteriously disappeared, Gotham is a city in despair. Without the Caped Crusader, the Gotham City Police Department was overrun and outgunned by criminal gangs. Enter Jacob Kane (Dougray Scott) and his military-grade Crows Private Security, which now protects the city with omnipresent firepower and militia. Years before, Jacobâs first wife and daughter were killed in the crossfire of Gotham crime. He sent his only surviving daughter, Kate Kane, away from Gotham for her safety. After a dishonorable discharge from military school and years of brutal survival training, Kate returns home when the Alice in Wonderland gang targets her father and his security firm, by kidnapping his best Crow officer Sophie Moore (Meagan Tandy). In order to help her family and her city, sheâll have to become the one thing her father loathes ââ a dark knight vigilante. With the help of her compassionate stepsister, Mary (Nicole Kang), and the crafty Luke Fox (Camrus Johnson), the son of Wayne Enterprisesâ tech guru Lucius Fox, Kate Kane continues the legacy of her missing cousin, Bruce Wayne, as Batwoman.
âNancy Drewâ â Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET
Nancy Drew (Kennedy McMann) is a brilliant teenaged detective whose sense of self had come from solving mysteries in her hometown of Horseshoe Bay, Maine â until her motherâs untimely death derails Nancyâs college plans. Devastated by her motherâs passing, Nancy swears off crime-solving while crossing off the days until she can re-apply to college. But when a socialite is murdered, Nancy finds herself a prime suspect in the crime, along with a group of other teens present at the scene: Nancyâs nemesis from high school, George Fan (Leah Lewis); a rich girl with a mysterious past, Bess Marvin (Maddison Jaizani); Nancyâs secret boyfriend, Ned âNickâ Nickerson (Tunji Kasim), and amiable burnout Ace (Alex Saxon). The five of them must team up to clear their own names â encountering emotional entanglements and even more mysteries along the way. Nancyâs reawakening brings her into conflict with her widowed father, Carson Drew (Scott Wolf), who is dating Detective Karen Hart (Alvina August). And, when a supernatural presence begins to haunt Nancyâs investigation, she discovers that the current crime has an astonishing connection to the unsolved murder of a local girl. Whether the ghost is here to help, or hinder Nancy remains to be seen, but one thingâs for sure: Nancyâs going to have to unravel the clues from both the livingÂ andÂ the dead to solve the crimes.
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âKaty Keeneâ â Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET
A “Riverdale” spinoff, “Katy Keene” follows the lives and loves of four iconic Archie Comics characters â fashion legend-to-be Katy Keene (Lucy Hale), singer/songwriter Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray), performer Jorge Lopez/Ginger (Jonny Beauchamp), and âIt Girlâ Pepper Smith (Julia Chan) â as they chase their twenty-something dreams in New York Cityâ¦together. Katy designs clothes for anyone she can, including her friend and roommate Josie, whose singing talent catches the attention of Alexander Cabot (Lucien Laviscount), a CEO who hopes to reboot the record label division of his fatherâs corporate empire. But Alexanderâs dream of signing Josie to a recording contract meets resistance from Cabot Mediaâs powerful senior vice president Alexandra (Camille Hyde), who also happens to be his twin sister. Josie and Katyâs roommate Jorge works at his familyâs bodega and has his eye on Broadway, but after a series of rejections, he hopes to take his drag performance career as Ginger to the next level.