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Batwoman Season 3 Release Date, Cast And Plot - What We Know So Far

Nearly a decade in and the Arrowverse is still going strong. The extended DC Universe that exists on The CW continues to deliver exciting stories about superheroes week after week, and that includes the second season of "Batwoman," which came to an eventful end in late June.

The Season 2 finale saw one character finally suit up, two characters depart the series (potentially for good), and a major bombshell drop. The last item has the potential to shake up the life of Ryan Wilder (Javicia Leslie) in a big way, moving forward. And that is outside of the intense cliffhanger the episode ended on, which hinted at the impending arrival of some of Batman's most famous rogues.

We're already champing at the bit to see what will transpire in Season 3, so we have gathered up all the information we could find about what to expect when the show returns in the fall. Here's everything we know so far about the impending third season of "Batwoman."

What is the release date for Batwoman Season 3?

Nothing is worse than getting to the end of a season and having to wait to find out if your favorite show will be back for more. Luckily, "Batwoman" fans were able to skip that waiting period this time around. The CW already renewed the show for a third season when it picked up the rest of the Arrowverse shows and a handful of other programs in early February. The news came after just three episodes of Season 2 had aired, which meant fans could just relax and enjoy the show without fear. 

However, that's not the only good news "Batwoman" fans have received, because we already know when, exactly, Season 3 will debut! After revealing its full fall schedule in May, The CW announced its fall premiere dates in June. "Batwoman" will move from its Sunday timeslot, where it aired during the first and second seasons, to now air on Wednesdays in the fall. It will be paired with fellow superhero series "DC's Legends of Tomorrow," with new episodes premiering Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 9/8c.

Who is in the cast of Batwoman Season 3?

Most of the "Batwoman" cast will be returning for the show's third season. Javicia Leslie will be back as Ryan Wilder, who has been the show's version of Batwoman since Ruby Rose departed the series as Kate Kane after Season 1. Likely also returning are Camrus Johnson as Luke Fox aka Batwing, Rachel Skarsten as the villainous Alice aka Beth Kane, Meagan Tandy as Sophie Moore, and Nicole Kang as Mary Hamilton.

However, one original cast member is confirmed to not be returning. Dougray Scott, who played Commander Jacob Kane, has left the series after two seasons. The father of Kate Kane, Jacob was last seen being transferred to Metropolis to await trial after disbanding the Crows. Of his departure, showrunner Caroline Dries said, "Once we kind of made the decision [to end the Crows storyline] — and obviously Kate isn't staying on the show — this character of Jacob had sort of run its course, for better or for worse, through that storyline."

It's possible Scott will return down the line, but for now it's safe to assume that he will not make an appearance in Season 3. And as for new cast members, there has been no confirmation yet of who is joining the show, but that news will likely be announced in the coming months, so stay tuned for more updates.

What is the plot of Batwoman Season 3?

The second season of "Batwoman" saw the defeat of the villainous Black Mask (Peter Outerbridge) at the hands of Ryan, Alice, and the Bat-Team. They also saved Kate Kane (now played by Wallis Day) and restored her memories, after which she chose to leave Gotham in search of her famous cousin, thus leaving the city in the hands of our favorite heroes. 

But that wasn't all that happened! The finale, which was titled "Power," ended with Luke finally suiting up as Batwing and the promise of some familiar antagonists potentially joining the fray in Season 3. The final scene of the episode saw several items belonging to Batman's rogues, like Poison Ivy's growing vine, Penguin's umbrella, and even the Mad Hatter's hat, being released to the public. According to an interview Caroline Dries gave to Entertainment Weekly, anyone can now pick them up, which means Season 3 will see "a combination of people who come and pick them up and the villains themselves, and derivatives of those villains."

Meanwhile, fans can expect plenty of family drama in Season 3, as it was revealed in the finale that Ryan's biological mother is not dead after all! "I think I always had a feeling when we started this season that we never addressed Ryan's biological parents and that would always end up being something that gets addressed in a very tricky Gotham way," Leslie told Entertainment Weekly after the episode. "Now that we know that there is a possibility or maybe just it is the truth that Ryan's mother, her biological mother is still alive, I just am so excited for Season 3 because this is just a whole [new] world that we'll be able to enter."