NEW YORK – Ruby Rose is making history with her latest role as Batwoman, the first openly gay superhero to headline a TV series.Batwoman will be introduced in a December crossover event between the network's other DC Comics shows, Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl.A stand-alone series about Batwoman, whose real name is Kate Kane, is in development for the 2019-20 TV season. Kane is described as a highly trained street fighter with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind.Rose wrote Tuesday on Instagram that she's "thrilled and honored" and "an emotional wreck" over the news. As a young, gay person, she never felt represented on TV. The Bat is out of the bag and I am beyond thrilled and honored. I’m also an emotional wreck.. because this is a childhood dream. This is something I would have died to have seen on TV when I was a young member of the LGBT community who never felt represented on tv and felt alone and different. Thank you everyone. Thank you god. A post shared by Ruby Rose (@rubyrose) on Aug 7, 2018 at 10:53am PDTRose gained stardom when she was cast in season three of Netflix's "Orange is the New Black."