Ruby Rose to play Batwoman for The CW's Arrowverse
The actress will join The CW's DC shows as an openly lesbian protector of Gotham City.
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A standalone TV series focusing on Batwoman with Rose as the lead is also in development with The Vampire Diaries' Caroline Dries writing the script, reports THR. (Disclosure: The CW is a joint venture between Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS, which also publishes CNET.)
Rose quickly confirmed the casting on Twitter, proclaiming in tweet replies her excitement to play Kate Kane, an openly lesbian superhero who helps protect Gotham City.
The casting description for Kate Kane is here, giving us our most complete look at the newest member of the Arrowverse:
"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."