Ruby Rose cast as openly gay version of Batwoman

Orange Is The New Black's Ruby Rose Is Tapped As The CW's New Batwoman

Ruby Rose Cast As Batwoman In the CW’s DC Crossover & Potential Series

But first, Rose will make her debut in this year's DC crossover event in December, which will include Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl (but not DC's Legends of Tomorrow). 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 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. As the BBC reported in July, she's since become the "the highest-profile openly gay character of any DC comic". Batwoman will be the first outwardly LGBTQ superhero, male or female, on a comic book TV show, which makes it pretty groundbreaking.

An ex-soldier who was raised by her obsessive father, Kate Kane picked up the Batwoman mantle separate from her cousin's decision to fight crime in Gotham.

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"We're incredibly excited to announce that we'll be doing another crossover event this fall on the CW, and we'll be introducing a new character", Amell said. The Silver Age Batwoman is best known as Kathy Kane, who was created in order to offset rumors that Batman and Robin were homosexuals. However, Kate still deals with her inner demons that go back to her history with her dad. In a post on Instagram, Rose stated that this is the type of role she wished she'd gotten to see on the small screen when she was a young person coming up in the LGBT community.

In real-life, Australian Rose came out as a lesbian when she was 12 and recently identified herself as gender fluid, even writing and producing a short film, titled Break Free, which served as a tribute to gender fluidity. I'm pretty sure she may have secretly actually been Batwoman this entire time. We're eager to see her take on the character, and hopefully see her shine in her own series soon.

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