Batwoman: Ruby Rose Lands Lead Role!

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Ruby Rose is The CW's Batwoman!

The Orange Is the New Black veteran has landed the lead role the potential series which is in the works for a 2019 premiere at the young-skewing network, according to TV Line

Before there's any word on whether the full-fledged series will become a reality, fans will first meet Batwoman during the network's annual four-war Arrowverse crossover in November.  

Ruby Rose Attends The Meg Premiere

The network's logline for Batwoman reads:

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.

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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.

Ruby Rose Attends Event

Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries) is attached to write the project and will executive-produce alongside Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Geoff Johns.

The series currently has a script development deal, and the decision about a standalone series for the hero will likely be saved until the crossover airs and fans react to Rose as the character. 

One character who will not be showing up in the Arrowverse any time soon is Batman. While we already know he exists in the universe thanks to Oliver Queen doing some name-dropping during Arrow Season 6, it will not happen. 

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"Batman already exists in the Arrowverse," Pedowitz reiterated to reporters at the executive session at the Television Critics Association summer press tour yesterday, before going on to confirm that "Batwoman lives in Gotham,” and that's where her series will be set, “but there are no plans at this time to have Batman appear.”

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Batwoman's entrance into the universe was revealed back in May at the network's Upfronts Presentation by Arrow star, Stephen Amell. 

"For the very first time appearing, we’ll be fighting alongside Batwoman, which is terrific," he shared. "The crossover is going to make it to air in December."

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Australian actress Ruby has also appeared movies such as Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, Pitch Perfect 3 and John Wick: Chapter 2. 

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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