Batwoman previously played by Ruby Rose, will have the “likable, messy, a little goofy and untamed” character known as Ryan Wilder taking over from Kate Kane on the show’s second season.
Ruby Rose who quit in May, posted on her Instagram earlier in the day :
Leslie’s casting makes her the first black actress to portray the character in a live action TV show or film.
“I am extremely proud to be the first black actress to play the iconic role of Batwoman on television,” said the actress, who previously starred in the US comedy-drama God Friended Me.
“And as a bisexual woman, I am honoured to join this groundbreaking show which has been such a trailblazer for the LGBTQ+ community,” she said.