Ruby Rose will play the first openly lesbian lead superhero in a new TV production of Batwoman.
The Australian actress will play the title lead in a new series on The CW Network in America.
The series will see Batwoman’s alter ego Kate Kane portrayed as a lesbian and is expected to air in late 2019/early 2020.
Kate Kane has been openly gay since 2006, in an effort by DC Comics to make its publications more diverse.
One of the show’s writers posted on Twitter that the show had “struck gold” with Ruby.
Celebrating the casting news, the Orange Is The New Black star responded to fans congratulating her.
However, it’s fair to say many other fans still can’t decide whether they love it or hate it.
An anonymous person wrote, “like, no shade or anything but ruby rose is so uninteresting as an actress like she just isn’t captivating at all.”
“Queer women: Please cast out queer actors in queer roles!!! CW: *casts Ruby Rose* Queer women: This is an attack,” another user wrote.
The series is part of a collection on The CW focusing on characters from the DC Comics universe.
They include Supergirl, Arrow and The Flash.
It’s believed Ruby will make her debut as Batwoman in an upcoming season crossover of all three.