Jevicia leslie has been cast as the first Black woman to play the role of Batwoman on television.
According to deadline, jevicia has been given the role on the next season of the CW scripted series. She will be playing the role of Ryan wilder, who is described as a messy,a little goofy and untamed.
Her character is the opposite of Katy kane(Ruby Rose) who previously played the role of Batwoman.
Jevicia expressed her excitement of her new role and said “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 honoured to join this groundbreaking show which has been such a trailblazer for the LGBTQ + community.
Ruby Rose also congratulated her and she said
“I am so glad Batwoman will be played by an amazing Black woman “.