Ruby Rose Cast as Batwoman for The CW

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CW has cast its Batwoman!

Kate Kane aka Batwoman the iconic DC Comics character will be introduced in the network’s upcoming crossover event this December, the Arrowverse, will be played by model and actress Ruby Rose. 

Here’s the official longline for the stand-alone series currently in development: “Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.” 

If the Batwoman is picked up to series it will make a major first as it will be the first gay lead in a live-action superhero series. It is helmed by producers Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schecter and showrunner Caroline Dries and penned by Caroline Dries. 

Rose, who herself identifies as gender fluid took to social media to confirm the news writing, “The Bat is out of the bag and I am beyond thrilled and honored. I’m also an emotional wreck.. because this is a childhood dream. This is something I would have died to have seen on TV when I was a young member of the LGBT community who never felt represented on TV and felt alone and different.”

Rose is best known for her role in Orange Is the New Black, and has also starred in Pitch Perfect 3, XXX: The Return of Xander Cage and John Wick: Chapter 2. You can see her next in The Meg.