Miami, Fl. – January 11, 2021 –The second season of BATWOMAN premieres on Friday, January 29, 202, on HBO and HBO GO. Javicia Leslie plays Ryan Wilder, the first black Batwoman in a television series or film. The cast also includes Dougray Scott, Rachel Skarsten, Meagan Tandy, Nicole Kang and Camrus Johnson. Times per country visit Hbocaribbean.com
A sassy, smart lesbian with a difficult past, Ryan sees the suit as her chance to finally be powerful. At the beginning of the season, she wears Kate Kane’s suit, but as she grows into the role, she begins creating her own look embarking on a personal journey that takes her from fledgling substitute to confident caped crusader, from living in her van with her plant to chasing villains in the Batmobile
Ryan Wilder becomes a very different BATWOMAN than Kate Kane, but with the same understanding of what it means to be a hero. BATWOMAN’s new look was created by costume designer Maya Mani. “Ryan’s journey begins with ‘what can this Batsuit do for me?’ But it doesn’t take long for her to discover the power of that iconic suit and what it can do for everyone in Gotham. As Ryan embraces all that makes her special, she makes adjustments to the suit so that it fits her well both physically and symbolically. This means creating a new shape for the body cloaked in a cape, which will undoubtedly become a statement of power.”
“Maya Mani sent me the designs and I fell in love with them,” said executive producer Caroline Dries. “We hadn’t changed the character’s hairstyle in the first season, and Janice Workman excelled with the new version. Javicia and I saw various prototype styles and at one point we were drawing our own versions on the iPad. Janice translated it into what we were looking for. When I saw it, I smiled and felt inspired.”
Regarding the costume and her collaboration with Caroline Dries and Maya Mani, Javicia said: “I love that Ryan is building her own version of Batwoman, in her own style, in her own way and in her own time! It was honor to be able to collaborate with Caroline and with Maya. I thought it was important for the public to be able to perceive by the silhouette, that Batwoman was a black girl.”
The concept of the new look comes from BATWOMAN costume designer, Maya Mani, and the creation is from Ocean Drive Leather. The hair was conceived by Janice Workman and make-up is the work of Cory Roberts.
Based on the characters by DC, BATWOMAN was filmed by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The executive producers are Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl), Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries, Smallville), Geoff Johns (Arrow, The Flash, Titans), Chad Fiveash (The Vampire Diaries, Gotham), James Patrick Stoteraux (The Vampire Diaries, Gotham) and Sarah Schechter (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl).