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Earlier this year, Ruby Rose announced she would be leaving the role of Batwoman. Finally, her successor has been revealed to fans and everyone is curious to know more about Javicia Leslie. Trending Who is Ruby Rose Batwoman replacement Javicia Leslie? Javicia Leslie is an American actress from Augsburg, Germany. She is best known for playing the role of Ali Finer in the comedy-drama series God Friended Me. In God Friended Me, Leslie starred alongside Violett Beane, Brandon Michael Hall, Suraj Sharma, Joe Morton and Erica Gimpel. Leslie's other credits include Always a Bridesmaid and The Family Business. READ MORE Arrowverse: When is the Batwoman and Superman crossover episode out? Javicia Leslie will play the new batwoman Javicia Leslie is best known for her role in God Friended Me READ MORE Batwoman: Why did Ruby Rose quit Batwoman? She has also starred in many theatre productions including August Wilson's Seven Guitars, Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls, and Bob Fosse's Chicago. In DC Comics Batwoman, Leslie will play the role of new character, Ryan Wilder, suceeding Ruby Rose's Kate Kane. New character Ryan is described as "likable, messy, a little goofy and untamed" according to Deadline. Ryan is nothing like Kate, spending years as a drug-runner and avoiding police capture. Javicia Leslie will play a new character called Ryan Wilder She is described as "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." After the news of her casting was announced, Leslie said: "I am extremely proud to be the first Black actress to play the iconic role of Batwoman on television, and as a bisexual woman, I am honored to join this groundbreaking show which has been such a trailblazer for the LGBTQ+ community." Shortly after her replacement was announcemnt, Rose took to Instagram to congratulate Leslie. Alongside a photograph of the new Batwoman star, Rose said: "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!!" DON'T MISS... The CW Fall release schedule: Which series are released on The CW? [SHOW INFO] Wonder Woman 1984: Gal Gadot speaks out on sequel's huge changes [INSIGHT] Sabrina: Netflix cancel Chilling Adventures of Sabrina after season 4 [CANCELLED] Ruby Rose announced she was quitting Batwoman in May 2020 Fans were shocked by the news Rose had decided to quit her role as Batwoman ahead of the second series. Rose confirmed her exit on May 19, 2020, calling it a 'difficult decision'. In a statement, Rose said: "I have made the very difficult decision to not return to Batwoman next season. "This was not a decision I made lightly as I have the utmost respect for the cast, crew and everyone involved with the show in both Vancouver and in Los Angeles. "I am beyond appreciative to Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Caroline Dries for not only giving me this incredible opportunity, but for welcoming me into the DC universe they have so beautifully created. "Thank you Peter Roth and Mark Pedowitz and the teams at Warner Bros and The CW who put so much into the show and always believed in me. "Thank you to everyone who made season one a success – I am truly grateful." Rose has not yet given an exact reason as to why she quit the role. Express.co.uk will update this article when more information is available.