It’s official – Ruby Rose has signed on to star as Batwoman, joining The CW’s roster of costumed comic book-inspired superheroes. The character will first be introduced on a special DC Crossover Event airing in December 2018. Rose will also star in the Batwoman series which is currently in the development stage.
The network had been searching for an openly gay actress to take on the popular character in the new series. Batwoman has Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries, Melrose Place, Smallville) on board as a writer and executive producer. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Geoff Johns are also attached as executive producers. The series will come from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Rose’s acting credits include Orange is the New Black, XXX: The Return of Xander Cage, Resident Evil: Final Chapter, John Wick: Chapter Two, and Pitch Perfect 3. She’ll soon be seen alongside Jason Statham and a massive CGI shark in the thriller, The Meg, opening in theaters on August 10, 2018.
In 2016, Ruby Rose won an Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Emmy Award as part of the Orange is the New Black cast. She’s also earned the Stephen F. Kolzak Award at the 2016 GLAAD Media Awards which is given to “an LGBT media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equality and acceptance.”
The Batwoman Series Details: 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. Based on the characters from DC.
— Sarah Schechter (@SarahSoWitty) August 7, 2018