The New 'Batwoman' Series Is Looking For An Out Lesbian Actress To Play The Lead Role
18 July 2018, 17:26
The out lesbian character could be played by a gay actress on the upcoming project.
The CW is on the hunt for a lead to topline its upcoming Batwoman series and one of the reported criteria for the role has the internet seriously excited.
According to TVLine, a source has revealed that the project is "seeking an out lesbian actress, open ethnicity, to play age 25 to 29." This has not been publicly confirmed by the network itself.
The actress would play Kate Kane who is described as a woman “armed with a passion for social justice and flair for speaking her mind. Kate Kane is also a Jewish woman.
We've seen gay and bisexual superhero characters on the CW in recent years. Most recently, fans we're thrilled to see a black lesbian superhero named Anissa Pierce on the CW's 'Black Lightning'.
Intentionally casting a lesbian actress would be huge and the internet's reaction makes it clear that audiences are VERY much into the idea.
DC is developing a batwoman show!!!! batwoman, a kick-ass lesbian superhero. it'll be written and co-developed by a lesbian.— gabi (@harleivy) July 17, 2018
not only that, but they're seeking a lesbian actresses to fill the role. this is everything ive ever wanted thank you to the lesbian god for this blessing pic.twitter.com/kyvz52gQBG
It's funny how last fall we all thought cw is producing the legion show with mono as the lead character but instead it's batwoman series with canon lesbian,, i love 20gayteen— m (@luthorvause) July 17, 2018
The modern Kate Kane was introduced as gay in the comics in 2006 and is widely considered a high profile LGBT superhero.
The Batwoman project at CW will see Caroline Dries (Vampire Diaries) as writer and producer on the series alongside Greg Berlanti (Love, Simon, The Flash, Supergirl).
Batwoman is set to make her debut in December during the big CW Arrowverse crossover event.