Batwoman Releases First Look at Javicia Leslie as Gotham's Newest Hero

Once word got out that Javicia Leslie (Ryan Wilder aka new Batwoman) and the team from The CW series were back working on the second season, we knew it was only time. Then when we learned that Shivani Ghai (Dominion, The Catch), Leah Gibson (Jessica Jones), and Nathan Owens (Devious Maids) were cast in recurring roles, we knew that time was getting closer. And then on Friday, set images started to leak so it was no surprise that the network would release our first official look at Gotham's newest defender:

A first look at Javicia Leslie as Batwoman (Image: The CW)

Now here's a look at Leslie's post, where she teases that some costumes changes might be on the way:

Late last month, Leslie discussed what she was doing during her pre-season time to prepare for the role. "I've just been taking this little bit of time we have left, exercising, getting back in shape, getting my adrenaline and my momentum back up, enjoying time with family and friends while I can before work starts," she says. "It's been a good season, a season of rebuilding and reconnecting with  myself." Leslie plans on using that good vibe to tackle a role that she has the opportunity to truly make her own- and could possibly call home for some time to come."There's not many actors that get this opportunity to play in a world that you can continue to develop and expand on for a decade," Leslie explains. "This is a great beginning to what I'm sure will be a very long journey."

Javicia Leslie as Ryan Wilder aka Batwoman (Image WBTV)

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. Today Ryan lives in her van with her plant. A girl who would steal milk for an alley cat and 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. Executive Producers include Greg Berlanti, Caroline Dries, Geoff Johns, and Sarah Schecter. Filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, the series is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought on board as staff in 2017.

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