Australian actress Ruby Rose will be suiting up as the DC hero Batwoman for The CW Television Network in the US, Variety has learned.
As previously announced, the character will make her CW debut in the annual crossover event between four of the network’s DC shows: The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl.
The CW is also currently developing a series based around the character, whose real name is Kate Kane. Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, she 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.
Caroline Dries will serve as the writer and executive producer on that project. Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter will also executive produce via Berlanti Productions. Geoff Johns, who recently stepped down as the head of DC Entertainment, will also executive produce through his Mad Ghost Productions banner. Berlanti Productions will produce in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the news:
change of plans im actually stoked for ruby rose being batwoman lmao imagine the crossover sksksk
— kween ☁️ (@cinderinna_) August 8, 2018
Ruby Rose as Batwoman?!!!! Whoa I might watch these DC tv shows again just for her. ????
— M A F A E (@mafaesays) August 8, 2018