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‘God Friended Me’ Actress Javicia Leslie Cast As New Lead in ‘Batwoman’

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The CW has found its new Batwoman!

God Friended Me’s Javicia Leslie has been cast in the titular role. She replaces Ruby Rose, who starred as Kate Kane/Batwoman for one season, and announced her departure shortly after the season finale.

Leslie already has Rose’s blessing as she took to Instagram to congratulate the actress writing: “OMG!! This is amazing!! I am so glad Batwoman will be played by an amazing Black woman. I want to congratulate Javicia Leslie on taking over the bat cape. You are walking into an amazing cast and crew. I can’t wait to watch season 2 you are going to be amazing!!”

Leslie will not be filling Kate Kane’s shoes. As previously announced, she will star as a brand new character named Ryan Wilder. Per the official description, Wilder is far from Kate Kate. She’s “likable, messy, a little goofy and untamed,” and “with no one in her life to keep her on track, Ryan spent years as a drug-runner, dodging the GCPD and masking her pain with bad habits. A girl who would steal milk for an alley cat could also kill you with her bare hands, Ryan is the most dangerous type of fighter: highly skilled and wildly undisciplined. An out lesbian. Athletic. Raw. Passionate. Fallible. And very much not your stereotypical All-American hero.”

Who Is Ryan Wilder? ‘Batwoman’ Season 2 May Cast New Character in Superhero Role Following Ruby Rose’s Exit

This a major role for Leslie, who previously starred as Ali Finer in the CBS series, as it marks the first time a Black actress have been cast in the role of Batwoman in a live-action TV or film production. 

“I am extremely proud to be the first Black actress to play the iconic role of Batwoman on television,” she said in 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.”

She shared the news on Instagram writing: “For all of the little black girls dreaming to be a superhero one day… it’s possible!”

Riverdale’s Vanessa Morgan was previously in talks for the role. 

It’s unclear how The CW series plans to move forward with the series considering many of the cliffhangers and major story arcs propelling the show into its second season focus on Kate Kane. 

The series is set to return in January as The CW delayed all of its scripted dramas to the 2021 TV season out of an abundance of caution due to the coronavirus pandemic.


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This Is When New Seasons of ‘Riverdale,’ ‘Nancy Drew,’ ‘Legacies’ and More Return

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The news you’ve been patiently waiting for is finally here. 

The CW just announced premiere dates for its staple scripted dramas.

That’s right — we now know when your favorites including Riverdale, Nancy Drew, Legacies, and Batwoman are returning!

The network also announced delayed premiere dates for Superman & Lois and the Jared Padalecki-fronted Walker.

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Due to COVID, all the shows were moved to a delayed schedule premiering in early  2021 rather than their typical fall launch. 

For this reason, plenty of beloved dramas have been held for the Spring/Summer 2021 schedule including DC’s Legends of TomorrowDynastyIn the DarkRoswellNew Mexico, Stargirl, and Supergirl. They’ll be joined by new shows Kung Fu and The Republic of Sarah.

Check out the new premiere dates on The CW below:

FRIDAY, JAN. 8
8 pm Whose Line Is It Anyway? 
9 pm Penn & Teller: Fool Us 

TUESDAY, JAN. 12
8 pm Two Sentence Horror Stories 
9 pm TRICKSTER 

SUNDAY, JAN. 17
8 pm Batwoman
9 pm TBD

MONDAY, JAN. 18
8 pm All-American 
9 pm TBD

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 20
8 pm Riverdale 
9 pm Nancy Drew

THURSDAY, JAN. 21
8 pm WALKER 
9 pm Legacies 

SUNDAY, JAN. 24
9 pm Charmed

MONDAY, FEB. 8
9 pm Black Lightning

TUESDAY, FEB. 23
8 pm The Flash
9 pm SUPERMAN & LOIS


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Javicia Leslie Makes Her Debut as ‘Batwoman’ – Check out the Batsuit!

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Javicia Leslie makes her debut as 'Batwoman' - Check out the Batsuit!

2020 is getting the Batwoman it deserves. 

The CW released two first looks at the redesigned Batwoman suit!

Following the exit of Ruby Rose’s Kate Kane, God Friended Me star Javicia Leslie will be suiting up as Ryan Wilder. 

According to TVLine, by the third episode of season 2, Wilder will put on the new Batsuit to send a message to Gotham that a new hero arrived. 

Who Is Ryan Wilder? ‘Batwoman’ Season 2 May Cast New Character in Superhero Role Following Ruby Rose’s Exit

The transition is exciting because Leslie will become the first-ever Black Batwoman! 

Leslie stated: “I love the fact that Ryan is becoming her own Batwoman — it’s her style, her swag, and her moment! It was an honor to be able to collaborate with Caroline and Maya. I felt it was important that viewers could tell by the silhouette that Batwoman was a Black girl. With the form-fitting suit and beautiful Afro, we definitely nailed it!”

Check it out now:

https://twitter.com/CWBatwoman/status/1320802521489653760?s=20

Due to the COVID pandemic, The CW delayed most of its primetime show’s to early 2021. Batwoman Season 2 will likely premiere in January. 


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‘Selena: The Series’ Trailer Documents Her Rise to Fame – Watch It Now

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Selena The Series Trailer Ahead of the November Premiere

Lights, camera, action, and a little bit of bidi bidi bom bom!

The wait for Netflix’s Selena Quintanilla-Pérez bio-series titled Selena: The Series is finally over. 

The streamer released the full-length trailer for the series. Since it will be split into two parts (six episodes each), part 1 will drop on Friday, December 4. 

Here’s the synopsis for the show: “Before she became the Queen of Tejano music, Selena Quintanilla (played by Christian Serratos) was a young girl from Texas with big dreams and an even bigger voice. The series explores her journey from singing small gigs to becoming the most successful female Latin artist of all time — and the years of hard work and sacrifice the Quintanilla family navigated together.”

Selena’s life was tragically cut short at 23, however, the series focuses on her rise to fame and how it affected her life and her family dynamic. 

CraveYouTV chatted with Madison Taylor Baez, who plays young Selena, earlier this year. Check out the interview right HERE

Ricardo Chavira (Desperate Housewives), Gabriel Chavarria (The Purge), Noemi Gonzalez (The Young and the Restless), and Seidy Lopez (Training Day) will be starring as the rest of the Quintanilla family.


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