Ruby Rose plays TV’s first openly gay lead superhero in the coming CW Network series Batwoman, with a new trailer showing her preparing to combat crime in Gotham when Batman goes missing.
In the new teaser, she checks out Batman’s suit, hanging in the bat cave, and says to a cohort, “I need you to fix this suit.”
“The suit is literal perfection,” she is told.
“It will be—when it fits a woman,” she replies.
The gender-fluid actress has said she is “beyond thrilled and honored” for the opportunity to portray Batwoman as an openly gay superhero. While many viewers celebrated her casting in the role, others did not, with trolls attacking her online, spurring her to delete her Twitter account.
“It had long lost its place in my life,” she said of Twitter in an interview with Vogue. “It has changed over the years and I found it was breeding a lot more hate and dividing people more than other social media platforms.”
In the moody sneak-peek video, she tries to rescue a love interest and beats up villains in her path. When citizens begin wondering if a recent spate of vigilante crime-stopping efforts could signal the return of Batman, she makes it clear that she intends to stake her own claim on Gotham.
“I’m not about to let a man take credit for a woman’s work,” she says.
Watch the trailer for the series, which starts this fall, below.