CW’s Batwoman is tanking and was about to face cancellation, but despite abysmal ratings and reviews… the show must go on, and for political reasons.
We were really hoping that our fellow Aussie’s show would do great. Rising Australian LGBTQ star, Ruby Rose, was cast as the female caped crusader, Kate Kane.
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Less and less viewers were tuning into the CW’s Batwoman as the weeks went on and the average viewership dropped below 200, 000. To boot the film was receiving harsh criticism online scoring laughable 3.4 out of 10 on iMDB.
With abysmal ratings, reviews, viewership, and statistics reflecting the general disapproval of Batwoman, the show was almost certainly facing cancellation, but it was renewed for another season. Why?
Much more popular and highly rated shows have been cancelled despite scoring better and pulling in more viewers than the CW’s Batwoman, so you’d assume that Batwoman would meet the same fate. But this show was allegedly saved by LGBTQ members who worked on the show’s production.
Batwoman LGBTQ saved, not cancelled: Ruby Rose pictured.
“They managed to spin it in away that made cancellation somehow look like a victory for misogynist, transphobics, and white supremacists,” Amy, a studio insider, told us. “It was really spectacular to witness; you had a show for which cancellation was inevitable renewed.”
Batwoman saved by LGBTQ community
Batwoman was a massive loss for the studio in 2019 and the most logical action would be to cancel it and cut losses, Amy claimed. “They were too scared to say no. They were worried that they’d also be labelled and shamed. To be considered anti-LGBTQ is pretty much a death sentence to your career in Hollywood.”
The argument was made that 2020 is crucial for trans rights as the American elections, they believe, will ultimately determine the fate of all non-cis gendered people in America and that cancelling the show would be silencing and censoring a key influential LGBTQ voice.
The Batwoman team are confident that the ratings will boom in 2020 and are optimistic that it will be renewed for a third season in 2021.
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