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.

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The CW has found its Batwoman, who will appear in a DC crossover event of Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl in December and then likely again in her own standalone series.

Ruby Rose, the stunning scene-stealer from Orange Is the New Black, John Wick: Chapter 2 and The Meg, has been cast as the caped crusader’s female contemporary.

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.