RUBY ROSE JOINS THE DC UNIVERSE
BATWOMAN SERIES TO BE LED BY RUBY ROSE
Ruby Rose seems to have gotten her first major role in a series. While first bursting onto the scene from Orange is the New Black, Rose has gone on to appear in John Wick: Chapter 2 and The Meg.
Variety has reported that the search for Kate Kane has ended with Ruby Rose officially cast as Batwoman. Rose’s casting as Kate Kane is a milestone announcement as producer Caroline Dries specifically wanted Batwoman to be played by a member of the LGBTQ community. The comic book character Kate Kane is the first openly lesbian hero, however, Ruby Rose is genderfluid. Still, Rose has been known to prefer romanticizing with women so the casting still fits.
While the series is yet to undergo shooting, Rose will debut her Batwoman character during an episode of Arrow, where Gotham City will make it’s first appearance in the series in a crossover. Details on the crossover are still scarce, but it is the perfect opportunity to gauge how the Batwoman series will hold up once it is done shooting. And while Rose has proven she’s a capable actor, appearing in a crossover episode will give her the chance to have feedback before fully committing to the character.
The synopsis for the show is as follows:
In the series, Kate Kane, armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, 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. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.
Batwoman will be in good hands, so there should be no reason why the CW doesn’t pick it up. Dries has worked on Smallville, The Vampire Diaries and Melrose Place while Greg Berlanti and Geoff Johns will executive produce. Keep in mind that Berlanti and Johns have produced all the DC properties that currently air on the CW so they have a proven track record.