Ruby Rose cast as lesbian Batwoman for CW

Ruby Rose is The CW's Batwoman

Ruby Rose is The CW's Batwoman

The CW is also working on developing a separate Batwoman series - which, if it gets picked up, would presumably also star Rose in the role of the titular superhero.

Actress Ruby Rose is suiting up to play Batwoman in The CW's annual crossover special featuring characters from the network's other DC Comics shows. Kane is described as a highly-trained street fighter with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind. Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries) will serve as the writer and will exec produce, along with Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Geoff Johns.

Kathy Kane was later dropped as a character by DC in 1964 when editor Julius Schwartz decided that he wanted to take the Batman books in a different direction. On TV, Batwoman first appeared in animated series Batman: The Brave and the Bold, which premiered on Cartoon Network in 2008. The character was reimagined for DC " s New 52 as Kate Kane, a Jewish lesbian who protects Gotham City as Batwoman.

Orange Is the New Black's Ruby Rose has been sentenced to life in the superhero history books. Best known for her role as Stella in Orange Is the New Black, Rose, who identifies as lesbian and genderfluid, has previously cut her ass-kicking chops in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, xXx: Return of Xander Cage and John Wick: Chapter 2. She also starred in the film, which became a viral hit, and was awarded with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award at the 2016 GLAAD Media Awards. But don't call her hero yet. I'd personally like something more akin to Arrow than Supergirl, but with Rose taking the lead I'm pretty much up for anything now. The show will follow her journey as an out lesbian and vigilante snuffing out the resurgence of criminals in Gotham, but that doesn't mean you should call her a hero just yet.

The CW has made a bold and progressive casting move here, so we can't wait to see how their collaboration translates to the small screen this December and beyond.

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