Ruby Rose Cast as 'Batwoman' - Lesbian Superhero on The CW


Rose's Batwoman will be introduced to U.S. television audiences on The CW network in a December crossover episode with its other DC Comics shows, including Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl. The CW is now developing a Batwoman solo series written by Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries), who is also executive producing alongside Sarah Schechter, Geoff Johns, and Arrowverse mastermind Greg Berlanti. The character of Kate Kane was actually the first ever lesbian superhero to get her own title in the pages of DC Comics in 2006.

The Batwoman script will be written and co-executive-produced by The Vampire Diaires'Caroline Dries. But that didn't stop her from becoming the crime-fighting vigilante known as Batwoman.

Batwoman was first introduced in Detective Comics back in 1956 as Kathy Kane. Indeed, Rose, with a tattoo-brandishing badass look and a character-appropriate biography, since she's openly lesbian, will embody the role of Kate Kane/Batwoman for this exciting and potentially groundbreaking CW series.

The series is part of a collection on The CW focusing on characters from the DC Comics universe. The CW has officially cast the Orange is the New Black actress as their latest caped hero.

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The CW has found a star for its Batwoman standalone series within the confines of the Arrowverse.

Rose, a genderfluid lesbian and activist for the LBGTQ community, wrote, produced, and starred in the short film Break Free. But don't call her a hero yet. An openly gay Jewish woman, Batwoman has a military background and has proven herself every bit Batman's equal on the pages of comic books. She first appeared as a love interest for Bruce Wayne in the 1950's after censorship reached an all-time high.

All hail our new Batwoman. We're eager to see her take on the character, and hopefully see her shine in her own series soon.

In addition to her modelling career, she has co-hosted various television shows, namely Australia's Next Top Model and The Project on Network Ten.