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Ruby Rose’s Batwoman may make history as standalone series pilot ordered

Ruby Rose’s Batwoman may make history as standalone series pilot ordered

Ruby Rose as Batwoman | Photo: The CW

Ruby Rose’s turn as Batwoman must have impressed viewers and execs, as it’s emerged a standalone series has been piloted.

The Meg actress made her debut in the role in December.

The character appeared in a three-way DC Comics crossover episode called ‘Elseworlds’. The Arrowverse event also saw the character Lois Lane introduced to the universe.

Now, the TV network the CW is pressing ahead with the pilot for the spin-off, helmed by David Nutter, known for his Emmy-winning work on Game of Thrones.

The episode will be produced by Greg Berlanti, director of Love, Simon and husband of footballer Robbie Rogers.

Batwoman would become the first superhero series to be led by a lesbian character.

‘Don’t call her a hero yet’

The CW’s synopsis for the pilot reads as follows: ‘Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane [Rose] soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence.

‘But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.’

Ruby is of course best-known for her work on Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black.

She has also appeared in Pitch Perfect 3 and the animated film Sheep & Wolves.