Ruby Rose to Play Batwoman for The CW


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). As previously announced, the BATWOMAN series is in development for the 2019-20 season.

An out lesbian, headstrong activist, and fighter with a Liam Neeson-style set of special skills, Kate is poised to serve as Gotham City's protector and symbol of peace.

The CW is also now developing a series based around the character, whose real name is Kate Kane. "Vampire Diaries" creator Caroline Dries, who will write and executive produce "Batwoman", is gay. She will first make an appearance during a crossover episode.

Plans to introduce Batwoman in the Arrowverse were first revealed back in May, with reports of a Batwoman series following in July. Much like Kate Kane, Batwoman's alter ego, she's super socially active, working with a ton of non-profits. She's also one of the few out LGBTQ+ characters in comics. Grateful to the DC comics writers for reviving this hero and giving us a fun and complicated hero who reflects so many of us, ' she tweeted.

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In comic book terms, Batwoman's story faded away in the mid-1960s and in 1985 was retroactively wiped from the Batman canon. She next appears in The Meg. Unlike previous iterations of the character, Rose's modern take on the character will be an out lesbian.

It's official - Ruby Rose is coming to Arrowverse in the upcoming crossover event as Batwoman! In fact, Batwoman was one of the most popular books of the early New 52 era before the creative team of W. Haden Blackman and J.H. Williams III left the book after DC refused to let Batwoman marry Maggie Sawyer.

She emerged in the media spotlight as a presenter on MTV Australia, followed by several high-profile modelling gigs, notably as the face of Maybelline New York in Australia. I'm pretty sure she may have secretly actually been Batwoman this entire time.