Ruby Rose is set to play Batwoman for the CW’s upcoming crossover event set in the “Arrow” universe.
The actress, 32, has been added to the DC world as the lesbian superhero, with hopes of a stand-alone series.
Executive producer Greg Berlanti and writer Caroline Dries (“The Vampire Diaries”) are developing the series focusing on Kate Kane, who, according to the official logline, is “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 saviour, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.”
Should a “Batwoman” series be picked up, Rose will join the huge lineup of fantasy shows like “Arrow”, “The Flash”, “Supergirl”, “Legends of Tomorrow”, and “Black Lightning” on the CW network.
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The Bat is out of the bag and I am beyond thrilled and honored. I’m also an emotional wreck.. because this is a childhood dream. This is something I would have died to have seen on TV when I was a young member of the LGBT community who never felt represented on tv and felt alone and different. Thank you everyone. Thank you god.
Rose’s character will be introduced this winter in the annual DC crossover event, which features “Arrow”, “The Flash”, and “Supergirl”.
Rose has previously appeared in “Orange Is The New Black” and “Pitch Perfect 3”, and will feature in the upcoming action flick “The Meg”.
The actress spoke about her latest role as she appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Wednesday, with her getting rather emotional as she discussed bagging the part.
She said of having to keep the news on the down low at a recent “The Meg” premiere, “I kept spontaneously crying, and I feel like I’m probably going to do it now.
“Growing up watching TV, I never saw somebody on TV that I could identify with, let alone a superhero.”
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