Source: IMDB, Warner Bros./The Pop Insider

The new Batwoman is the hero Gotham deserves *and* the one we all need right now.

Javicia Leslie has signed on to take Ruby Rose’s place as Batwoman in the second season of the Arrowverse series. Whereas Rose played Kate Kane, straight from the comics, Leslie will be Ryan Wilder, a brand-new character.

Wilder is described as a likable person who’s a little goofy aaaand can also kill someone with her bare hands. Previously a drug runner, she now lives in a van with her plant. She’s highly skilled but undisciplined in her talents, ready to save the day in the least traditional way. Similar to Kane, Wilder is also a lesbian, something Leslie says she’s honored to portray as a bisexual woman.

Leslie previously worked on the CBS series God Friended Me and MacGyver, as well as BET’s The Family Business. This will be her first time traveling into the world of the Caped Crusader but we sure are ready to see it. The second season of Batwoman is expected to premiere in January.

h/t: DC Comics