Ruby Rose cast to play Batwoman in new TV production

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Ruby Rose cast to play Batwoman in new TV production

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Ruby Rose will play the first openly lesbian lead superhero in a new TV production of Batwoman.

The Australian actress will play the title lead in a new series on The CW Network in America.

The series will see Batwoman's alter ego Kate Kane portrayed as a lesbian, and is expected to air in late 2019/early 2020.

Kate Kane has been openly gay since 2006, in an effort by DC Comics to make its publications more diverse.

Instagram post by rubyrose: The Bat is out of the bag and I am beyond thrilled and honored. I’m also an emotional wreck.. because this is a childhood dream. This is something I would have died to have seen on TV when I was a young member of the LGBT community who never felt represented on tv and felt alone and different. Thank you everyone. Thank you god.Image Copyright rubyrose rubyrose Report
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One of the show's writers posted on Twitter that the show had "struck gold" with Ruby.

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Twitter post by @carolinedries: We struck gold with @RubyRose for Batwoman.  No one better.Image Copyright @carolinedries @carolinedries Report

Celebrating the casting news, the Orange Is The New Black star responded to fans congratulating her.

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Twitter post by @RubyRose: I’m actually crying and I have to stop crying because I have to go to work! HahaImage Copyright @RubyRose @RubyRose Report

The series is part of a collection on The CW focusing on characters from the DC Comics universe.

They include Supergirl, Arrow and The Flash.

It's believed Ruby will make her debut as Batwoman in an upcoming season crossover of all three.

And it's fair to say fans are excited to see what she can bring to the table.

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Twitter post by @WilsonGill11: So excited about @RubyRose playing #Batwoman. Great talent added to the #ArrowverseImage Copyright @WilsonGill11 @WilsonGill11 Report
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Twitter post by @Nameless_Lin: You made such a great choice @TheCW by choosing @RubyRose for the role as #Batwoman She will definitely rock this one!Image Copyright @Nameless_Lin @Nameless_Lin Report
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Twitter post by @StuartDillon1: Congratulations @RubyRose on becoming the new #Batwoman great casting and a good character for you. Alright looking forward to seeing you in action. ?Image Copyright @StuartDillon1 @StuartDillon1 Report

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