After the exit of season 1 star Ruby Rose, the CW and Berlanti productions have been searching for a new star to dawn the cape and cowl. It appears they have found their new protector of Gotham in ‘God Friended Me’ Star Javicia Leslie.
When asked about her new endeavor Leslie had this to say.
“I am extremely proud to be the first Black actress to play the iconic role of Batwoman on television, and as a bisexual woman, I am honored to join this groundbreaking show which has been such a trailblazer for the LGBTQ+ community.”
Javicia will make her Batwoman debut when the CW show returns in January 2021. Until then we are anticipating our First Look at Javicia in the iconic costume.
Ryan Wilder is about to become Batwoman. She’s likable, messy, a little goofy and untamed. She’s also nothing like Kate Kane, the woman who wore the Batsuit before her. With no one in her life to keep her on track, Ryan spent years as a drug-runner, dodging the GCPD and masking her pain with bad habits. Today Ryan lives in her van with her plant. A girl who would steal milk for an alley cat and could also kill you with her bare hands, Ryan is the most dangerous type of fighter: highly skilled and wildly undisciplined. An out lesbian. Athletic. Raw. Passionate. Fallible. And very much not your stereotypical all-American hero.