Ruby Rose cast as Batwoman for CW

Ruby Rose will be suiting up as the DC hero Batwoman for The CWVariety has learned.

As previously announced, the character will make her CW debut in the annual crossover event between four of the network’s DC shows: “The Flash,” “Arrow,” “Legends of Tomorrow,” and “Supergirl.”

The CW is also currently developing a series based around the character, whose real name is Kate Kane. Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, she 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. 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. Should the show get picked up, it would bow during the 2019-2020 season.

Caroline Dries will serve as the writer and executive producer on that project. Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter will also executive produce via Berlanti Productions. Geoff Johns, who recently stepped down as the head of DC Entertainment, will also executive produce through his Mad Ghost Productions banner. Berlanti Productions will produce in association with Warner Bros. Television.

A native of Australia, Rose first drew the attention of American TV viewers with her breakout role as Stella in “Orange Is the New Black.” She went on to appear in films like “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter,” “xXx: Return of Xander Cage,” “John Wick: Chapter 2,” and “Pitch Perfect 3.” She will also star in the upcoming action-horror film “The Meg.”

She is repped by UTA, Art2Perform, and attorney Howard Fishman.

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: Actress Ruby Rose attends the ONE Campaign and (RED)Âs concert to mark World AIDS Day, celebrate the incredible progress thatÂs been made in the fights against extreme poverty and HIV/AIDS, and to honor the extraordinary leaders, dedicated activists, and passionate partners who have made that progress possible. At Carnegie Hall on December 1, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for The ONE Campaign)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 09: Ruby Rose Performs At The Grand Opening Of ICON MIAMI on January 9, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Aaron Davidson/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 15: Ruby Rose (R), Australian model, DJ, recording artist and actress poses during the UFC 193 event at Etihad Stadium on November 15, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 10: Ruby Rose arrives ahead of the 2015 GQ Men Of The Year Awards on November 10, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)
MILAN, ITALY - OCTOBER 25: Ed Sheeran and Ruby Rose speak onstage at the MTV EMA's 2015 at Mediolanum Forum on October 25, 2015 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
MILAN, ITALY - OCTOBER 25: Ruby Rose speaks onstage at the MTV EMA's 2015 at Mediolanum Forum on October 25, 2015 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
MILAN, ITALY - OCTOBER 25: Host Ruby Rose poses with fans the MTV EMA's 2015 at Mediolanum Forum on October 25, 2015 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Actress Ruby Rose attends Kari Feinstein's Style Lounge at Sunset Marquis Hotel & Villas on September 17, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/WireImage)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 21: Ruby Rose performs at Temple Nightclub on August 21, 2015 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Kimberly White/Getty Images for Temple Nightclub)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 20: Actress/DJ Ruby Rose performs at the Surrender Nightclub in Encore at Wynn Las Vegas early August 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for Wynn Las Vegas)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 15: Ruby Rose is seen on July 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JULY 08: Ruby Rose visits 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on July 8, 2015 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 04: Ruby Rose is seen on July 04, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Nancy Rivera/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 06: Actress/Dj Ruby Rose is seen outside 'Today Show' on July 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 04: Actress Ruby Rose DJ's at Pacha's Independence Day bash on July 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 29: Ruby Rose is seen at LAX. on June 29, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 12: Actress Ruby Rose attends the 'Orange is the New Black' season 3 premiere party benefiting the Women's Prison Association at The Ainsworth on June 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 15: Actress Ruby Rose attends The Max Mara 2015 Women In Film Face Of The Future event at Chateau Marmont on June 15, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Max Mara)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 12: Singer/Actress Ruby Rose is seen walking in Soho on June 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 11: Ruby Rose attends the 'Orangecon' Fan Event at Skylight Clarkson SQ. on June 11, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
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