Orange is The New Batwoman
Ruby Rose, best known for her stint in the popular Netflix show, Orange Is The New Black, has reason to celebrate today. Following on the heels of Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and The Flash (Grant Gustin) comes to another property from the lucrative DC Comics and CW pairing.
The brief encounter we had with The Batwoman, last took place, with the aforementioned superfriends of the CW. During the annual superhero crossover, Elseworld, we got a small sample of what is to come. The first encounter with the caped crusader brought a no-nonsense style and willingness to get the job done. The Batwoman (Ruby Rose) came to fight and is primed and ready to take Gotham by storm.
This new series presents a fresh opportunity for Rose, who has enjoyed success on screen and television but never helmed a series as a lead. Since donning the cowl once and asserting her stance as Gotham’s top hero, there have been rumours abound regarding the status of Rose and the show. Thankfully, the go-ahead has been given and it seems that The Batwoman has been greenlit by the CW channel.
Shades of Emerald
This brave and bold entry in the roster promises a more gritty style, reminiscent of the initial season of Arrow, that started it all. The Arrowverse has expanded rapidly since its inception with Stephen Amell portraying the emerald archer, The Green Arrow. With Arrow approaching its eighth season, opportunity knocks for a fresh face to fill the inevitable void that it will leave behind when it eventually culminates. Vigilante justice is in full swing with this one and comes part and parcel with some very necessary representation.
Ruby Rose will be playing the first lesbian superhero of the Arrowverse. Fans clapping for this for years finally have their wish of a character that is openly out. With eager anticipation comes a level of expectancy. The ratings will tell the story of whether Ruby will live up to the comic book counterpart, beloved by many.
The below clip shows a brief teaser of what is to come with The Batwoman TV series.
Coming soon to The CW
The character that Ruby is adopting is known to comic readers as Kate Kane. A wealthy heiress to a vast fortune who takes the mantle of Batwoman. This version of Batwoman is based upon the second iteration that was created in a 2006 comic series. The changes acknowledge Kate Kane as a gay character, a highly trained street fighter and rather curiously, Bruce Wayne’s cousin. Any rumours abound that we are to see Bruce Wayne present in the show, have been dispensed. The Batman himself has gone into hiding.
Besides, Gotham City isn’t big enough for two dark knights and we have that Kate can more than handle her own. Whether it will sink or swim will depend mainly on Ruby Rose and how she carries herself in the iconic role.
Batwoman has no confirmation date at this time. For updates, we will be keeping a close eye for a shiny Bat-Signal in the sky.