CW Casts Black Bisexual Woman Javicia Leslie as the New Batwoman

CW’s Batwoman has found their new leading lady Javicia Leslie whose very excited to play the first black Batwoman!

Gunner Teixeira

AfterBuzz TV Host & Writer
Posted On: July 12th, 2020 9:05 pm pst

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Talk to me Gotham, who’s ready for our newest Batwoman coming in season two?

We are here with another edition of the CW News Weekly. Because you can’t spell, “I can’t live without” without C.W.The Batwoman Legacy lives on, as the CW has finally recast the lead role to Javicia Leslie

Leslie will be taking over the mantle of Batwoman as the character Ryan Wilder. Ruby Rose’s Kate Kane will not be recast, but her character’s death will motivate Wilder to take over the Bat mantle. 

Javicia Leslie described Ryan Wilder in her interview with Variety and that this new Batwoman is completely fresh and new. 

 “…likable, messy, a little goofy and untamed. She’s also nothing like Kate Kane.”

Leslie went on to explain the importance of the CW keeping the promise to cast Batwoman with an actress of the LGBTQ community.

“I am honored to join this groundbreaking show which has been such a trailblazer for the LGBTQ+ community…”

The actress is excited to be portraying the first black Batwoman. She takes pride in the importance of representation.

“I am extremely proud to be the first Black actress to play the iconic role of Batwoman on television, and as a bisexual woman”

How stoked are you for Javicia Leslie on becoming the new Batwoman? Let us know on social media with #CWNewsWeekly and make sure you’re here every week for all you’re CW News. Because you can’t spell “I can’t live without” with our C.W. Sleep well, Gotham. 

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Gunner Teixeira is an Afterbuzz TV host & the biggest fantasy fan. He is a broadcast journalist from Dos Palos, CA.

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