Ruby Rose Cast as Batwoman for CW Crossover, Standalone Series

Carla Harmon
August 8, 2018

Lesbian Rose will then play Batwoman in a stand-alone series network bosses are developing for next season, becoming the first gay lead character of a live-action superhero series, if it's picked up. Rose, who is a lesbian and identifies as genderfluid, will make her much-anticipated debut as Batwoman this fall during the CW's annual four-way Arrowverse crossover event.

The CW has found its Batwoman: "Orange Is the New Black" star Ruby Rose will take on the iconic DC Comics role.

The CW announced Ruby Rose's casting as Batwoman at the TCAs late Monday night, according to USA Today.

The potential Batwoman series helms from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros.

Caroline Dries, a writer and executive producer on the project, said she was "thrilled" to be helping bring the flawed heroine to the small screen with the CW Network. But don't call her a hero yet. She is a "highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city's criminal resurgence". Adding to that, DC Comics describes her as having "self-destructive tendencies when it comes to personal relationships".

Thoughts? Were you one of the many prescient armchair casting directors who predicted Rose's hiring? First introduced in Detective Comics #233 and created by Edmond Hamilton and Sheldon Moldoff in 1956, Batwoman has gone through two different incarnations and they're both named Katherine.

If her introduction goes over well, Rose could next headline her own series as the Gotham vigilante.

The coveted role of Kate Kane a.k.a. Batwoman has been filled!

Aside from The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl, there is a new show in the works.

If you're a comic book geek, that's a significant detail as it dramatically increases the chances that either Batwoman's own series or the other Arrowverse shows could at some point feature Batman himself.

She also appears in Hollywood films The Meg, Pitch Perfect 3 and John Wick: Chapter 2.

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