Rachel Skarsten (Lost Girl) has been cast in the CW’s Batwoman pilot as a major villain.
Skarsten will play Alice. If Batwoman had a Joker, it would be Alice, the leader of her Lewis Carroll–inspired Wonderland Gang. Swinging unpredictably between maniacal and charming, Alice has made it her mission to undermine Gotham’s sense of security.
Written by Caroline Dries and directed by David Nutter, Batwoman marks the first gay lead character of a live-action superhero series. Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane (Rose) soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence.
Interestingly enough Skarsten appeared in one of her first major roles as a lead, Dinah Lance, on the 2002 series Birds of Prey, which aired on the CW predecessor the WB.