Rose's Batwoman will be introduced to U.S. television audiences on The CW network in a December crossover episode with its other DC Comics shows, including Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl. Not only is the character of Kate Kane a caped crusader, she's also an outspoken defender of social justice and an out-and-proud lesbian in the pages of DC Comics; Rose is picture-perfect casting.
Those character notes would make Rose's Batwoman the first gay superhero to take a leading role in a television series. She's already got the hair cut - in the comics, heiress Kate Kane has choppy short hair and dons a red wig as a vigilante to better hide her identity. Eventually accepted to West Point, Kate does very well academically until it's discovered that she's in a lesbian relationship with another student and chooses to leave the school rather than lie about who she is. Despite being an exemplory student, she was dismissed from the school for being gay.
As TVLine reported, producers were seeking an out lesbian actress to play the role, and they succeeded; Rose came out as a lesbian at the age of 12.
Rose pursued a career in acting from 2008 onwards, with her debut performance in the Australian film Suite for Fleur. But don't call her hero yet.
The potential Batwoman series helms from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros.
Like her counterpart Batman, Batwoman is based in Gotham City, where she fights crime and kicks butt.
Rose's casting comes on the heels of CW casting activist Nicole Maines as the first trans superhero, who is set to join the network's series "Supergirl" next season.
Mark Pedowitz, the president of The CW, the United States channel which airs the Arrowverse series, said a pilot episode would be filmed at the end of the year, after production on the "crossover" event was finished.