Ruby Rose has been cast as "Batwoman" to appear in The CW's DC Crossover Event in December. Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, she 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.
The standalone series is being developed by Caroline Dries in tandem with producer Greg Berlanti who oversees most of the DC Comics television programs for Warner Bros. Batwoman already has been a trailblazer for LGBTQ+ representation in comics.
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. In the post-Crisis comics, Kate Kane is a Jewish LBGTQ character - one of the first openly gay personas in the DC universe.
Ruby Rose (left) will play Batwoman Kate Kane for The CW's Arrowverse shows, including her own series that's in the works.
Plans are also afoot to give Kane/Batwoman a series of her own. But don't call her hero yet. She went on to star in the shark film Meg across Jason Statham and the xXx franchise films.
The CW also confirmed that the character will be a lesbian - meaning that if the show is picked up, she will be the first gay character to lead a live-action superhero TV show. I'm pretty sure she may have secretly actually been Batwoman this entire time. Kane is a wealthy heiress who becomes inspired by Batman and chooses to also put her wealth and resources towards a campaign to fight crime as a masked vigilante in her home of Gotham City.
"For the most part, I definitely don't identify as any gender", Rose said in a 2015 interview with Elle.