Ruby Rose cast as lesbian superhero Batwoman for The CW
NEW YORK (AP) - Ruby Rose is making history with her latest role as Batwoman, the first openly gay superhero to headline a TV series.
Batwoman will be introduced in a December crossover event between the network's other DC Comics shows, "Arrow", "The Flash" and "Supergirl." A stand-alone series about Batwoman, whose real name is Kate Kane, is in development for the 2019-20 TV season.
Kane is described as a highly-trained street fighter with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind. Rose wrote Tuesday on Instagram that she's "thrilled and honored" and "an emotional wreck" over the news.
As a young, gay person, she never felt represented on TV. Rose gained stardom when she was cast in season three of Netflix's "Orange is the New Black."