Ruby Rose is ready to head to Gotham.
Following the announcement that the Orange is the New Black and John Wick: Chapter 2 actor was cast as Kate Kane, aka Batwoman, for The CW's forthcoming Arrowverse crossover later this year, Rose took to social media to express her gratitude for the role she calls a "dream." In a post on Instagram, Rose stated that this is the type of role she wished she'd gotten to see on the small screen when she was a young person coming up in the LGBT community.
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The Bat is out of the bag and I am beyond thrilled and honored. I’m also an emotional wreck.. because this is a childhood dream. This is something I would have died to have seen on TV when I was a young member of the LGBT community who never felt represented on tv and felt alone and different. Thank you everyone. Thank you god.
Plans to introduce Batwoman in the Arrowverse were first revealed back in May, with reports of a Batwoman series following in July. According to The CW President Mark Pedowitz, development on the series is still in the early stages at this point, with the pilot set for mid-season.
This marks the second time The CW has made waves for LGBTQ inclusion in its superhero shows in recent weeks. Along with Batwoman marking the first superhero series to feature an out lesbian in the title role, The CW is also breaking barriers by introducing the first trans superhero set to be played by transgender activist Nicole Maines in Supergirl.
Rose will portray Batwoman first in this year's Arrowverse crossover before going on to headline her own Batwoman pilot. The potential series will be overseen by producer Greg Berlanti and written by Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries), who will also serve as the showrunner.