The upcoming Ruby Rose-led “Batwoman” pilot for The CW, based on the DC Comics title, has begun casting some of its key supporting roles reports Deadline.
Rose plays Kate Kane who 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. She must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.
Joining her will be Meagan Tandy (“Teen Wolf”) who will play high-level private security agent Sophie Moore; Camrus Johnson (“Luke Cage”) as Luke Fox, son of Wayne Industries’ R&D director Lucius Fox and essentially protector and maintenance guy for all of Batman’s leftover tech; and Nicole Kang (“You”) as Mary Hamilton, Kate’s compassionate if talkative step-sister.
The pilot hails from Greg Berlanti’s Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television and follows on from Rose’s debut in the role during last year’s CW-DC crossover event. Caroline Dries penned the pilot and David Nutter helms.
Should it go to series, “Batwoman” would mark the first gay lead character, male or female, of a live-action superhero series.