Ruby Rose lands 'dream role' as Batwoman, DC's first openly-gay superhero

Ruby Rose Batwoman

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).

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. Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, she 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. Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries) is writing the script and executive producing the series.

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.

But don't call her a hero yet.

The multiverse of superheroes will get a bit more crowded, if that's possible, with the addition of out Aussie model and Orange Is the New Black alum Ruby Rose as lesbian superhero Kate Kane, aka Batwoman.

The coveted role of Kate Kane a.k.a. Batwoman has been filled!

Plans are also afoot to give Kane/Batwoman a series of her own. But don't call her a hero yet.

She's next going to be seen in the greatest film of all time, The Meg. 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. She once aspired to have a successful military career, but those dreams sadly came to an end as she was kicked out of West Point once she came out of the closet. Sounds like exactly the right fit for the groundbreaking Rose. "Ruby Rose is too famous to star in a CW show and casting her is actually homophobic".

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