The first image of the new Batwoman has been released.
The iconic superhero will suit up for The CW, with Orange Is the New Black’s Ruby Rose set to play her. She will appear in The CW’s new Arrow-verse crossover, set to air in December.
Sporting a costume designed by the legend that is Colleen Atwood, Rose’s Batwoman is also potentially being lined up for her own spin-off series, joining The CW’s slate of superhero shows, including Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow. Developed by Arrow-verse overlord Greg Berlanti and The Vampire Diaries’ Caroline Dries, Batwoman would follow Kate Kane, who, armed with a drive for social justice and a confidence to speak her own mind, tries to stop a criminal resurgence on the streets of Gotham.
Played by Rose, an out actress, The CW, which has been commendably diverse and progressive with its casting and subject matter across all of its series, will present Batwoman as a lesbian superhero, a decision that prompted backlash upon some comic book fans and resulted in Rose quitting social media.
“Ruby is terrific in the role, and we’re excited for people to see the story,” Berlanti told THR in a recent interview.
You can expect the Arrow-verse crossover to air in the UK on Sky One, shortly after its broadcast in the USA. Indeed, all four Arrow-verse series return to our screens this month, starting with The Flash Season 5 on 18th October, Supergirl Season 4 on 22nd October, Arrow Season 7 on 23rd October and Legends of Tomorrow Season 4 on 31st October. For more on those, and what else is coming soon to Sky and NOW TV in October, click here.