Rachel Skarsten (“Reign,” “Lost Girl”) has been cast as the lead villain in the upcoming “Batwoman” series at The CW, Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television.
Penned by Caroline Dries and directed by David Nutter, the series marks the first live-action superhero series with a gay lead character.
Armed with a passion for social justice, Kate Kane (Rose) soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman – a highly-trained lesbian street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence.
Skarsten will play Alice, the leader of the Lewis Carroll–inspired Wonderland Gang. Wildly unpredictable, she has made it her mission to undermine Gotham’s sense of security.
Skarsten has familiarity with the subject matter – she previously played Dinah Lance/Black Canary on the 2002 series “Birds of Prey”.
Source: TV Line