Ruby Rose To Play Lesbian Batwoman For CW Network

Katie Jerkovich | Entertainment Reporter

Ruby Rose has been chosen to play the role of a lesbian Batwoman on the CW’s “Arrowverse” shows with plans in the works to create a stand-alone series for the character.

The 32-year-old Australian actress will first appear on the network in December during its DC crossover event as an openly lesbian superhero protecting Gotham City, according to the Hollywood Reporter Tuesday. (RELATED: Celebrate National Superhero Day With The Top 10 Greatest Superhero Films [VIDEO])

Ruby Rose arrives ahead of the 2015 GQ Men Of The Year Awards on November 10, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Ruby Rose arrives ahead of the 2015 GQ Men Of The Year Awards on November 10, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

The “Batwoman” series being written by Caroline Dries would center around Kate Kane, aka Batwoman, “armed with a passion for social justice and 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,” a synopsis about the character read.

“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,” it added.

Rose’s previous roles include appearing in Netflix’s “Orange Is The New Black,” “Pitch Perfect 3” and “John Wick: Chapter 2.”

Her addition means the network now has an openly gay actress playing a lesbian superhero and trans actress Nicole Maines playing a trans superhero joining the “Super Girl” series as a regular next season.

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