Ruby Rose makes history as lesbian superhero Batwoman

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Batwoman is coming to The CW and the role will be played by Ruby Rose, Just Jared can confirm! But don't call her a hero yet. But don't call her a hero yet.

Greg Berlanti, who is behind the other DC shows on The CW, as well as Riverdale and the DC shows heading to the upcoming DC Universe streaming service, is now developing the Batwoman TV series with Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries). Television. The Vampire Diaries' Caroline Dries, also an out lesbian, will pen the script.

First introduced in 1956, Batwoman largely disappeared from continuity until 2006, when she was reintroduced and reinvented.

Ruby certainly made her impact in the series with some racy scenes starring as the main character Piper Chapman's love interest.

While those shows feature many LGBT characters, Rose's Batwoman will be the first to lead a series.

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According to the character's bio from DC Comics, Kate Kane is a former student in the United States Military Academy.

She emerged in the media spotlight as a presenter on MTV Australia, followed by several high-profile modelling gigs, notably as the face of Maybelline New York in Australia.

The actress has been cast to play Batwoman in both the annual DC superhero crossover event on the network and in a pilot for possible series consideration. Mainstream fans may know her best as the conniving criminal Stella Carlin from Netflix's Orange Is the New Black, but the actress has ample experience kicking butt and taking names - things Batwoman will definitely need to do to keep Gotham safe.

Since leaving the show, she's landed a number of film roles ('Pitch Perfect 3", "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter') and been praised for speaking out about her sexuality and gender fluidity. She next stars in the Warner Bros. action film The Meg, which opens this weekend.

Batwoman, provided it becomes a full-fledged series, which seems like a no-brainer would join a literal army of DC-related properties on the network that includes: Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, and Black Lightning.

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James is an executive producer on the series through his SpringHill Entertainment in collaboration with Showtime Sports Documentary Films.

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