Robin Givens joins the cast of Batwoman season 3 in a series regular role.
Givens is cast as Jada Jet, the CEO of Jett Industries CEO. Her character description reads, “Passionate and hard working, a woman who has worked her way through life’s ups and downs to climb her way to the top — all while being extremely protective over her impetuous son. A woman with a deep past that forced her to give up her first-born child, Jada is a woman with a good heart, but will do whatever it takes to protect her family.”
She will join Javicia Leslie as Ryan Wilder/Batwoman, Rachel Skarsten, Meagan Tandy, Camrus Johnson, Dougray Scott, Nicole Kang, and Wallis Day. Original cast member Dougray Scott recently left the series.
Also coming to Batwoman season 3 will be Renee Montoya. She is a former Gotham Cit officer who left the department due to GCPD’s treatment of Gotham’s marginalized citizens. She becomes a vigilante and has dated Kate Kane (Batwoman) in the comics.
In the finale of season 2, Ryan Wilder (Leslie) fully took up the mantle as Batwoman with Kate Kane leaving Gotham in a search for her long-missing cousin Bruce Wayne (aka Batman). It also was revealed that Ryan’s biological mother, who was believed to have died in childbirth, is actually alive. It also teased the introduction of another queer character to the Batwoman universe: Poison Ivy. The episode ended by showing Poison Ivy’s vines crawling out of the Gotham River and onto the shore.
Batwoman is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
The third season premieres Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.
Givens currently recurs in the upcoming HBO Max series Head of the Class. She will reprise her role as Darlene Merriman from the original series. In the followup series, Darlene is Terrell’s (Brandon Severs) mother.