First look at Ruby Rose's fierce Batwoman costume

There's also a solo show in development for Rose's Batwoman for the 2019-20 television season.

Batwoman was a watershed moment in comic book culture when she debuted in 2006 because she was one of DC's first openly gay characters. The character is described as a hero with a flair for social justice who isn't afraid to speak her mind.

Rose's Batwoman will first appear on the CW in the "Elseworlds" crossover event, which will include episodes of Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl.

In her real life she is Katherine (later Kate) Kane, a wealthy Gotham City heiress who, inspired by Batman's heroic deeds, created for herself a superhero alter-ego. The CW is also now developing a series based around the character, whose real name is Kate Kane.

Earlier this year when it was announced that Rose would be playing the caped crusader on the small screen, the online backlash was so severe it caused Rose to quit Twitter.

Rose took the role of Batwoman primarily to help shed more light on an unrepresented community. I came out at 12? The actress silenced the complaints saying, "When women and when minorities join forces we are unstoppable... when we tear each other down it's much more hurtful than from any group. I didn't change. I wish we would all support each other and our journeys". "I go all the way back to Dawson's Creek", Berlanti told The Hollywood Reporter, referencing a kiss between two males characters on the hit WB series for which he served as showrunner.

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