“ Batwoman ” has found its new series lead, with Javicia Leslie set to step into the cape and cowl for the show’s upcoming second season on The CW. “I am extremely proud to be the f…
.“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,” Leslie said.Leslie will portray a new character on the show named Ryan Wilder. She is described as likable, messy, a little goofy and untamed. She’s also nothing like Kate Kane (previously played by Ruby Rose), 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. She is an out lesbian, athletic, raw, passionate, fallible, and very much not your stereotypical All-American hero.
Leslie takes over leading the series from Rose, who shocked fans whenshe announced her departure from the seriesin May.Prior to joining “Batwoman,” Leslie starred on the CBS series “God Friended Me,” which aired for two seasons. That show was also produced by Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions. She also starred in the BET series “The Family Business” and the film “Always a Bridesmaid.”
She is repped by Stewart Talent and Thirdhill Entertainment.“Batwoman” is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Caroline Dries developed the series and served as executive producer for season one with Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Geoff Johns. “Batwoman” is based on characters created for DC by Bob Kane with Bill Finger.Read more: Variety »
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That's nice. Good for her. Still not going to watch anymore, through. Ruby Rose was the whole reason I did in the first place. Javicia Leslie is beautiful! I can't wait to see her as the new Batwoman! JaviciaLeslie Batwoman She's pretty 😍 but i dont watch the series Javicia Leslie is so beautiful 😍 Javicia Leslie is BI. Does that mean she will date men also in the show?
Why not, looking forward to it. Thank you Ruby! This is going to be amazing!❤️🦇🙌🏾 Yesssssss Who Great news! Let’s change it from Batwoman to Blackwoman. New BLM superhero Fuckin yes!!!!! Are girls called Ryan in USA? Hollywood is finished! We know what really goes on, and it is beyond sick and evil! You all will be exposed.
I really don't give a shit and a half. Here sio the thing. I am sooo far passed racism and bigotry that i just see peeps and peeps. So when someone emphasizes their race and their sexuality as major reasons to play a character? It makes me question their acting ability. It can’t possibly be worse then the last season of bat woman
I wouldn't have asked what her sexuality was because it doesn't matter and I don't care but I guess we needed to know Cause it often means they were chosen only for those attributes, not for their talents. What's the relevance of 'bisexual' here? To any actresses that are straight that wanted the role and were denied due to your sexual preference, I encourage you to bring suit against TheCW for violation of the EOA1964.
I remember her on God Friended Me. She was pretty good. I have no idea who she is but I’m smitten. 😍 last time I checked, the batwoman in canon was white SHES BEAUTIFUL. Omg she is so pretty!!! Sure, take a role away from Jews and give it to Black people. This again. Checking off boxes like a boss. Can't wait to see caitylotz Sara flirt with her
I mean, since she's supposed to be a new iteration of Batwoman instead of being a recast, I have no issues with this. The show continuing past the god awful Season 1, though, that's what I take issue with. The 1st black woman? This character has been portrayed ONCE in history. And WTF 'as a bisexual woman' What on jupiters ass does that have to do with anything? So damn stupid
I'm intrigued and I'll stay optimistic, but will still have concerns Wow! Hope this works out. I’m intrigued to try a S2! Omg tasyateles gorgeous The new Batwoman is beautiful! ☺️ GraceRandolph :) whitepower. Kkk is coming...
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