Ruby Rose Cast as Batwoman in The CW’s DC Crossover, Will Likely Get Her Own Series
She’ll be the first leading lesbian superhero on television.
What’s more, the character Batwoman will be openly lesbian, the first to lead a TV show.
“Rose will be playing the Kate Kane version of the character, who, armed with a passion for social justice and flair for speaking her mind, 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,” an overview from DC Comics reads.
“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.”
Rose is undeniably perfect for the role. She has proven her action chops many times before, and she herself identifies as lesbian.
Watch out for her in December, when the crossover event airs on The CW. The standalone Batwoman series is now being developed by the network and is being considered for the 2019-2020 season.