In what looks like a magnificent hire for the CW, Deadline reported on Tuesday that the network has cast Ruby Rose to play Batwoman, potentially across a constellation of programs.
Rose, who came out as a lesbian at the age of 12 and identifies as genderfluid, will portray the network’s first lesbian superhero, beginning on a December Arrowverse crossover event. There is also a Batwoman series reportedly in development for next year on the CW, which Rose is of course attached to.
The series, which is still in the script stage, is being developed by executive producer Greg Berlanti and writer Caroline Dries.
The official logline for the potential series reads:
“Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane 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. 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 commented on her new role in an Instagram post that reads, “The bat is out of the bag and I am beyond thrilled and honored…. This is something I would have died to have seen on TV when I was a young member of the LGBT community who never felt represented on tv and felt alone and different.”