Published: Wed, August 08, 2018
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

Ruby Rose Cast as "Batwoman" on The CW

Ruby Rose Cast as

Orange is no longer the new black for Ruby Rose, who is trading in her orange jumpsuit for a Batwoman costume!

Logline: 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. The news of Ruby Rose's casting was confirmed by the official Arrow Twitter account, which posted an image of the actress alongside the titular hero she's set to play.

In addition to the crossover, Rose will presumably star in a standalone series now in the works at the CW.

"Ruby Rose is Batwoman, coming to The CW's crossover event this December!"

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Following her breakout role as Stella Carlin on Netflix's Orange Is the New Black, Rose made the transition to features with major roles in Vin Diesel's XXX: The Return of Xander Cage, Resident Evil; Final Chapter, John Wick: Chapter Two, and Pitch Perfect 3.

The standalone series is being developed by Caroline Dries in tandem with producer Greg Berlanti who oversees most of the DC Comics television programs for Warner Bros.

In recent years, Batwoman (real name Katherine Kane) has become a big part of the extended Batman family. However, the character was re-introduced in 2006 as a lesbian and hero in her own right separate from Batman, becoming DC Comics' most high-profile canonically gay character to date.

If you haven't seen Rose in anything she's usually playing a badass of some sort because she is a badass of some sort. The promotional material for the "Batwoman" debut emphasizes the character's sexuality - not a given, considering the straight-wash of other Hollywood productions, like the upcoming Freddy Mercury biopic. I'm pretty sure she may have secretly actually been Batwoman this entire time. "I am very gender fluid and feel more like I wake up every day sort of gender neutral", she said after releasing a gender-bending film.

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