Ruby Rose has been cast as 'Batwoman' in a new CW series that - if picked up - will arrive on screens in 2019.
Rose, who is best known for his roles in 'John Wick: Chapter 2', 'Orange Is The New Black' and her modelling work, will play Kate Kane / Batwoman in the CW's Arrowverse and will be the first time the character has appeared in a standalone series in 62 years of publication. As well as this, Batwoman will also be the first openly LGBT comic book character to receive their own standalone series.
Per THR's report, The CW made a point of hiring an openly gay actor to play Batwoman and has already hired a trans actor to play a trans superhero in The CW's 'Supergirl' series.
Here's the synopsis for the proposed series, as released by The CW:
"The daughter of a prominent Colonel and cousin to Bruce Wayne, in the comics, Kate has a tragic childhood in which her mother and sister are both killed after being abducted and taken hostage, leaving her to be raised by her father. Eventually accepted to West Point, Kate does very well academically until it’s discovered that she’s in a lesbian relationship with another student and chooses to leave the school rather than lie about who she is. Over time, inspired by Gotham’s most famous vigilante, Kate finds a new way to fight for justice under the guise of Batwoman."