Ruby Rose to debut as The CW's Batwoman


The prospective Batwoman series will be written by Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries), who is also executive producing alongside Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Geoff Johns.

The CW's Arrowverse has officially found its Batwoman, and it looks like she's pretty excited about the role.

Outside of Orange is the New Black, Rose has starred in xXx: Return of Xander Cage, John Wick Chapter 2 and can be seen in the upcoming movie, The Meg. Much like Kate Kane, Batwoman's alter ego, she's super socially active, working with a ton of non-profits.

In a highly publicised book published in 1964, and titled Seduction of the Innocent, American psychiatrist Fredric Wertham said comic books were risky and, amongst other things, suggested that Batman and Robin's relationship was more than platonic. The Batwoman she's portraying was reintroduced by DC in 2006 as an out Jewish lesbian. Kathy created the persona of Batwoman to win the Caped Crusader's affection. In an effort to quell parents concerns at the time, DC Comics created Batwoman. This version is named Kate Kane, a tough-as-nails former military school student, and is actually Bruce Wayne's cousin on his mother's side.

Tweeted one person: "No tea no shade, but is Ruby Rose the only lesbian actress Hollywood knows, or do they just don't want to take any chances by hiring an unknown lesbian actress and giving her a chance to rise in her career?"

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Unlike Kathy, who was mostly featured in books alongside other members of the Bat Family, Kate has enjoyed some memorable solo runs.

All hail our new Batwoman.

"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".

Batwoman is coming to TV and she'll be played by an Australian.

The CW has made a bold and progressive casting move here, so we can't wait to see how their collaboration translates to the small screen this December and beyond.