Meet The All-New CW Batwoman!

So long Ruby Rose and hello Javicia Leslie!

So…who is Javicia Leslie you ask? Previously Leslie starred in “God Friended Me” as Ali Finer on the CBS drama.

“I am extremely proud to be the first Black actress to play the iconic role of Batwoman on television, and as a bisexual woman, I am honored to join this groundbreaking show which has been such a trailblazer for the LGBTQ+ community,” Leslie said.

Per Variety:

Leslie will portray a new character on the show named Ryan Wilder. She is described as likable, messy, a little goofy and untamed. She’s also nothing like Kate Kane (previously played by Ruby Rose), the woman who wore the Batsuit before her. With no one in her life to keep her on track, Ryan spent years as a drug-runner, dodging the GCPD and masking her pain with bad habits. Today Ryan lives in her van with her plant. A girl who would steal milk for an alley cat and could also kill you with her bare hands, Ryan is the most dangerous type of fighter: highly skilled and wildly undisciplined. She is an out lesbian, athletic, raw, passionate, fallible, and very much not your stereotypical All-American hero.

Former series star, Ruby Rose,  left the series in dramatic fashion, announcing that “I have made the very difficult decision to not return to Batwoman next season. This was not a decision I made lightly as I have the utmost respect for the cast, crew and everyone involved with the show in both Vancouver and in Los Angeles.” Sources on the production indicated that Rose balked at the long hours required to star in a weekly TV series that shoots in Vancouver, which led to a mutual “breakup” with the show.

Rose’s character Kate Kane will not be killed off next season, showrunner Caroline Dries has said, adding that “her disappearance will be one of the mysteries of Season 2.”

What do you think of the new Batwoman? Let us know in the comments.

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