Leslie — who you may recognize from CBS's God Friended Me — is set to take over the show's starring role this coming January as Ryan Wilder. Described in Warner Brothers's announcement as "likable, messy, a little goofy and untamed," Wilder is "not your stereotypical all-American hero" and "nothing like Kate Kane," though she will still be a lesbian.
"I am extremely proud to be the first Black actress to play the iconic role of Batwoman on television," Leslie said via a statement. "And as a bisexual woman, I am honored to join this groundbreaking show which has been such a trailblazer for the LGBTQ+ community."
See Leslie's announcement, below.
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