Ruby Rose Is The CW's Batwoman

Ruby Rose Cast As Batwoman In the CW’s DC Crossover & Potential Series

Ruby Rose is The CW’s Batwoman!

Those character notes would make Rose's Batwoman the first gay superhero to take a leading role in a television series.

The Batwoman series is expected to premiere in the fall of 2019, with The Vampire Diaries showrunner Caroline Dries writing and executive producing the pilot.

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.

It was at this year's CW upfront presentation that Stephen Amell, the Green Arrow himself, announced that Batwoman would be introduced in the crossover that will bring together Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl for another big event.

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Batwoman, aka Kate Kane, is one of several vigilantes who protect Gotham.

Next up for The CW is expanding the Arrowverse to include Batwoman, who will be played by former Orange is the New Black star, Ruby Rose. After a long hiatus, she was reintroduced to the DC comic universe in 2006 when she was established as a Jewish lesbian, becoming the first-ever lesbian superhero title DC character. 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. First things first: she's not Batgirl.

Kane, a cousin of Bruce Wayne, also targets Gotham city's criminal underbelly. The crossover events began with "Flash vs. Arrow" in 2014 and the last multi-show storyline "Crisis on Earth-X" premiered past year. On film, Batwoman appeared in Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman, voiced by Kyra Sedgwick, a 2002 direct-to-video animated film based on animated series The New Batman Adventures. After all, she still has her own demons to face. "Ruby Rose is too famous to star in a CW show and casting her is actually homophobic".

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