According to published reports, Actress Javicia Leslie has been cast as the new lead in the CW’s Batwoman series.
Leslie most known for her work in on the CBS series “God Friended Me,” which aired for two seasons released a statement via her twitter account saying “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 will play a new character, Ryan Wilder, who will step into Batwoman’s shoes after Ruby Rose’s Kate Kane disappears from Gotham. Ruby Rose left the show after the first season due to “conflicts”.
Batwoman airs on the CW, Leslie should start filming her episodes this fall.