Aussie Ruby Rose has been cast as Batwoman for The CW network.
The character, described as “an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter” will make her first appearance in an Arrow universe crossover event later this year under producer Greg Berlanti, but is also in development to front a standalone series in 2019.
Batwoman would follow the adventures of Kate Kane, to be scripted by openly gay writer Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries). A description follows….
Kate is fully aware of how bad-ass she is whenever she enters a room, even though she prefers to put a smile on your face. Young Ms. Kane is physically and intellectually confident while being a woman who is proud to be openly gay. However, Kate still deals with her inner demons that go back to her history with her dad. Their relationship is quite complicated as she struggles to get praise from him. She once aspired to have a successful military career, but those dreams sadly came to an end as she was kicked out of West Point once she came out of the closet. But that didn’t stop her from becoming the crime-fighting vigilante known as Batwoman. Striking fear into the criminals she fights, Kate is someone who must also fight the complications of living a double life, both as a citizen and hero of Gotham. While she has her shield up when fighting criminals, she lets herself be vulnerable when dating women.
Source: TV Line