New York — 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 on Instagram on Tuesday that she's "thrilled and honoured" and "an emotional wreck" over the news. As a young, gay person, she never felt represented on TV.
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.
Rose gained stardom when she was cast in season three of Netflix's Orange is the New Black.