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Actor Javicia Leslie cast as CW’s new “Batwoman” for Season 2 show

New character, same mantle

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After the departure of Ruby Rose from the role of Batwoman in the titular DC Comics and CW Network television show after Season 1 came with speculation of the show set to be cancelled. But Season 2 was still on the cards, and the showrunners have settled on their the new actor set to take on the role of the Batwoman.

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The CW casts Javicia Leslie as the series lead.

Leslie spoke on the recent news:

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,

Hey, they recast the mom on Fresh Prince. Though I myself never got over that. However Leslie’s character is in fact a new character on the show set to take up the mantle of the Bat. The character is so-named Ryan Wilder and is described as likable, messy, a little goofy and untamed.

Ryan origins is not all squeaky clean either, as much of her earlier years were spent rubbing shoulders with Gotham’s criminal element. Drug-running, being most wanted by 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.

The show is scheduled to return in January on Sunday nights on The CW.

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