Batwoman coming to the CW as Ruby Rose? Ruby Rose (Orange is the New Black, John Wick: Chapter 2, The Meg) has been cast as the Gotham hero. Rose will first appear as Batwoman in the annual DC superhero crossover event.
Rose, a genderfluid lesbian and activist for the LBGTQ community, wrote, produced, and starred in the short film Break Free. She received the Stephen F. Kolzak Award at the 2016 GLAAD Media Awards for her tribute to gender fluidity. Rose is known for her previous role as Stella in Netflix’s hit series Orange is the New Black, as well as kicking ass in action movies like xXx: Return of Xander Cage, John Wick: Chapter 2, and the upcoming The Meg.
Batwoman, aka Kate Kane, is one of several vigilantes who protect Gotham. The character was first introduced in Detective Comics in 1956 and was reimagined for DC Comics’ New 52 as a Jewish lesbian. Kane is a wealthy heiress who becomes inspired by Batman and chooses to also put her wealth and resources towards a campaign to fight crime as a masked vigilante in her home of Gotham City. Arrow and The Flash have both teased that Gotham City did exist in the Arrow-verse, such as when Amell’s Oliver Queen name-dropped Bruce Wayne during this season of Arrow.
The next CW crossover event is set to air in December 2018. If the Batwoman pilot is picked up, the series could air in 2019.