Ruby Rose Confirmed As Batwoman In Upcoming DC Arrow-verse Shows


Having a Batwoman series will be great for representation on TV since she is an out lesbian "and [a] highly trained street fighter".

Like her counterpart Batman, Batwoman is based in Gotham City, where she fights crime and kicks butt. Rose will first appear as Batwoman in the annual DC superhero crossover event as well as the Batwoman series that is now in development from producer Greg Berlanti. The DC Comics character is set to make her debut during this year's Arrowverse crossover event, which was announced in May. But the introduction of Batwoman is groundbreaking.

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.

Orange Is the New Black alum Ruby Rose is set to play the iconic gay superhero, according to Variety.

Last month, it was reported that a standalone Batwoman show was in development at The CW, following the character's upcoming debut in the network's annual DC Crossover Event this fall.

Batwoman first appeared in the DC Comics universe as a romantic interest for Batman to dispel suggestions of his homosexuality, mainly in response to Senate subcommittee hearings in 1954 investigating the impact of comic books on juvenile delinquency. The show is only in the writing stages, but as long as Rose's backdoor pilot in the form of being on Arrow goes well we'll be getting one without a doubt. Should that introduction prove successful, and should the character prove popular with the fandom, it's a good bet that the Batwoman series will get the green light for its targeted 2019-20 season. Rose was most recently awarded with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award at the 2016 GLAAD Media Awards, which is presented to an LGBT media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equality and acceptance. She has also appeared in Pitch Perfect 3, and will next appear in The Meg.