Batwoman has cast Javicia Leslie for its new series lead. With this, Leslie will be the first African American actress to play the role of Batwoman.

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

Leslie will portray a new character on the show named Ryan Wilder. She is described as relatable and carefree, unlike previous batwoman. She is not your stereotypical All-American hero according to reports.

The upcoming Batwoman series will be produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Caroline Dries developed the series and served as executive producer for the first season of the series with Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and, Geoff Johns.

Batwoman is based on characters created for DC by Bob Kane with Bill Finger.

The show is scheduled to return in January on Sunday nights on The CW.