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Ruby Rose to play lesbian superhero Batwoman in new TV series

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

has been cast as character in a television series being developed at The CW Network.

"Batwoman" will be the first TV series focused on an LGBT superhero, reported

The character will officially make an appearance at The CW's annual crossover event of its shows -- "The Flash", "Arrow", "Legends of Tomorrow" and "Supergirl".

The series will revolve around Kate Kane, who, armed with a passion for social justice and flair for speaking her mind, 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.

The network had recently hired to develop the TV series.

The 32-year-old actor, who has films such as "xXx: Return of Xander Cage", "John Wick: Chapter 2" and "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter" to her credits, also shared the in an post.

"This is a childhood dream. This is something I would have died to have seen on TV when I was a young member of the LGBT community who never felt represented on TV and felt alone and different. Thank you everyone. Thank you god," she wrote.

The teleplay of the new series will be penned by "The Vampire Diaries" scribe Caroline Dries, who will also executive produce the show alongside Berlanti, and

Rose, meanwhile, will be next seen in "The Meg", The film releases tomorrow.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 10:05 IST