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Ruby Rose to Star as Batwoman in The CW DC Crossover



Ruby Rose (Orange is the New Black, Pitch Perfect 3, xXx: Return of Xander Cage) has been cast to star as Batwoman, aka Kate Kane in The CW's Arrowverse crossover and possible standalone series per The Hollywood Reporter.

While the project is still in the script stage, with a star of Rose’s caliber attached and DC Universe architect Greg Berlanti behind it, it is likely to go to pilot and series. (I hear the CW is not planning to use the crossover as a backdoor pilot for Batwoman but instead film a full-length pilot as it did with flagship The Flash.)

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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. 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. Based on the characters from DC.

• Executive Producer/Writer: Caroline Dries
• Executive Producers: Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Geoff Johns
• Auspices: Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television

A unique and emerging talent quickly on the rise, Ruby Rose is an award-winning actress who challenges herself with each new role and continues to evolve with each project she takes on.

Rose garnered the attention of audiences for her breakout role as a series regular on Netflix’s hit show Orange Is the New Black. In June 2015, the actress made her debut in the third season of the show as “Stella Carlin”, an edgy inmate whose charisma catches the eye of “Piper” (Taylor Schilling). In 2016, Ruby won a Screen Actors Guild® Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for her role on the show. In 2017 she was recently seen in a trio of actions films: Vin Diesel’s XXX: The Return of Xander Cage, the third installment in the extreme-spy franchise; opposite Milla Jovovich and Ali Larter, in Resident Evil; Final Chapter ; and in John Wick: Chapter Two, alongside Keanu Reeves, Common and Ian McShane, directed by Chad Stahelski and written by Derek Kolstad. She was also seen in Universal’s Pitch Perfect 3.

On August 10th, she can be seen in the Warner Bros. action film The Meg based on Steve Alten’s 1997 novel “Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror.” The Meg is centered on an international underwater observation program, led by Chinese scientists, that comes under attack by an unknown danger. With its deep-sea submersible disabled and trapped at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. Rose’s additional acting credits include the indie film Around the Block in which she starred alongside Christina Ricci, which debuted at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2013. Ruby also appears in Sheep’n’Wolves, an animated feature, which tells the story of a magical land where a flock of sheep find their carefree days interrupted by a pack of wolves who move to a nearby ravine.

In 2015 Rose also wrote, produced, and starred in the short film Break Free, a tribute to gender fluidity that became a viral hit, garnering more than 25 million views on YouTube.

A multi-hyphenate, Rose’s talent also extends across fashion and music. In 2016 she became the face of Urban Decay Cosmetics and in 2017 became the face of Swarovski jewelry and Nike.

Rose is a fervent supporter of many charities, including the causes closest to her heart, such as Anti Bullying, Women and Gay Rights, Animal Welfare and Youth Mental Health. Rose was most recently awarded with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award at the 2016 GLAAD Media Awards, which is presented to an LGBT media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equality and acceptance.

She currently resides in Los Angeles.

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Kate Kane was first introduced in 2006 in the weekly comic series 52 and to this date remains one of DC’s most prominent gay superheroes. The daughter of a prominent Colonel and cousin to Bruce Wayne, in the comics, Kate has a tragic childhood in which her mother and sister are both killed after being abducted and taken hostage, leaving her to be raised by her father. Eventually accepted to West Point, Kate does very well academically until it’s discovered that she’s in a lesbian relationship with another student and chooses to leave the school rather than lie about who she is. Over time, inspired by Gotham’s most famous vigilante, Kate finds a new way to fight for justice under the guise of Batwoman.

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