Ruby Rose cast as lesbian Batwoman for CW

Deanna Kelley
August 8, 2018

A standalone TV series focusing on Batwoman with Rose as the lead is also in development with The Vampire Diaries' Caroline Dries writing the script, reports THR. The show will follow her journey as an out lesbian and vigilante snuffing out the resurgence of criminals in Gotham, but that doesn't mean you should call her a hero just yet.

CW announced that it was pursuing a Batwoman series and plans to introduce the Kate Kane in an upcoming cross-over event among three of its superhero shows, Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl.

More as it fires in. After all, she still has her own demons to face.

Rose pursued a career in acting from 2008 onwards, with her debut performance in the Australian film Suite for Fleur.

The CW released a short video that teases the arrival of Batwoman to the Arrowverse. This will be her first live action appearance.

News broke in July that creators of the new Batwoman series - which were hoping to cast an out gay actor in the title role. Unlike previous iterations of the character, Rose's modern take on the character will be an out lesbian.

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She is the daughter of Katia Langenheim, a 20-year-old single mother and artist, whom she describes as one of her role models.

For our part, we think Rose could crush it as Batwoman.

Fans of Rose will remember her turn in season 3 of Orange is the New Black where her Stella character had a brief fling with Piper before that ended on a sour note and she was sent to max.

With such a long career in comics, Batwoman will certainly make a great addition to the Arrowverse as the DC TV universe prepares to explore Gotham City. As for Ruby Rose, she got her big break on Netflix's Orange is the New Black and has since starred in movies like xXx: The Return of Xander Cage and John Wick: Chapter 2.

She's next going to be seen in the greatest film of all time, The Meg.

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