God Friended Me co-star Javicia Leslie has been cast as the new Batwoman, succeeding Ruby Rose, who exited the role after the end of season one, Deadline reported.
Leslie, confirmed to play a new lesbian character named Ryan Wilder, will make her debut in the hero's uniform when Batwoman returns to the CW for its second season in January 2021.
"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. Following Rose's departure, the producers vowed to cast another LGBTQ actor in the role.
The full Deadline article is at deadline.com/2020/07/batwoman-javicia-leslie-cast-the-new-lead-replaces-ruby-rose-ryan-wilder-the-cw-superhero-series-1202980897 .