Ruby Rose signs on to play Batwoman in new US TV series
Desk Report: Ruby Rose better be getting her superhero suit ready, with the Aussie star signing on to play famous comic book hero, Batwoman, in a new US TV series.
Rose’s character will first make her debut in US TV network CW’s annual crossover episode between four of the network’s DC shows: The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl.But the network is also reportedly developing a series based around the character, reports Variety.If Batwoman is does get the final green light,
Rose — who is openly gay and identifies as gender fluid — will head the first TV series focusing on an LGBTQ superhero.“Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane 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,” the CW said in a statement.
“But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a saviour, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.”
Rose hinted there could be big news on the horizon after attending the premiere for her latest film, the shark thriller The Meg, in Los Angeles on Monday night.“The whole cast are at the after-party right now … celebrating our hard work finally making it to the big screen and I can’t go because … news … big news. I’m working … and I’m doing it for you.”
Rose’s US career continues to rise; she first gained notice in Hollywood after joining the cast of Orange is the New Black in season three as Stella Carlin, a love interest for Taylor Schilling’s Piper character, and has since appeared on the big screen in Pitch Perfect 3, XXX: The Return of Xander Cage and John Wick: Chapter 2, as well as The Meg.
Rose called her casting of batwoman as “a dream come true”.