Javicia Leslie has been cast as television’s first Black Batwoman

After Ruby Rose left the role back in May

Back in May, Ruby Rose left the CW’s Batwoman after one season, and today it’s been announced that Javicia Leslie will be taking on the role.

The God Friended Me star will be playing a new character, who will be a “likeable, messy” character in her twenties who is “a little goofy and untamed,” and “about to become Batwoman,” according to Vulture. Additionally, this makes Leslie the first Black actor to play Batwoman in a live-action production.

“I am extremely proud to be the first Black actress to play the iconic role of Batwoman on television,” Leslie says in a statement. “And as a bisexual woman, I am honoured to join this groundbreaking show which has been such a trailblazer for the LGBTQ+ community.”