Ruby Rose set to star as lesbian superhero Batwoman for The CW

Ruby Rose set to star as lesbian superhero Batwoman for The CW

Ruby Rose set to star as lesbian superhero Batwoman for The CW

There's a long-winded explanation involving multiple Earths, but we'll spare you.

As the Batman series started taking itself far too seriously, Batwoman was phased out in 1964, only to return in 2006 as, ironically (considering the character's roots), an out Jewish lesbian.

Rose, who previously starred in Orange Is the New Black, will then transition into her own Batwoman series, which is now in development for the 2019-2020 television season.

Batwoman was later reinvented as a gay character herself in the mid 00's. The Silver Age Batwoman is best known as Kathy Kane, who was created in order to offset rumors that Batman and Robin were homosexuals. On the very queer-friendly CW, however, Kane/Batwoman will be in fine company with Black Lightning's Thunder (comicdom's fist black lesbian superhero) and CW Seed's animated The Ray representing for the LGBTQ community. "I'm unconvinced by what I've seen of Ruby Rose's acting, however". Based on the characters from DC.

32-year-old Melbourne-born Rose will make her debut as Batwoman in December as part of a planned "crossover" event, in which the superheroes of multiple television programs will team up. The CW is a joint venture of Warner Bros.

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The so-called "Arrowverse" includes the programs The Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and DC Legends.

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. Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries) will serve as the writer and will exec produce, along with Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Geoff Johns.

According to CW president Mark Pedowitz, the Batwoman pilot is aimed for mid-season, although it is unclear on whether or not it will get picked up for a full series.

In Australia, the Arrowverse programs air on Foxtel.

News broke in July that creators of the new Batwoman series - which were hoping to cast an out gay actor in the title role.

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