The CW found its Batwoman. The network announced Tuesday that Ruby Rose will play the Gotham City superhero, and it sounds like she is just as excited as the fans.

Showrunner Caroline Dries wrote on Twitter that the show “struck gold” by scoring the “Orange is the New Black” alum as Batwoman. The feeling is apparently mutual. “I struck gold with you guys!” Rose replied. “Thank you for giving me such an amazing character to play.”

It seems Rose was a bit emotional about the news. When a fan tweeted her and asked if she was screaming, Rose revealed she was shedding tears instead. “I’m actually crying and I have to stop crying because I have to go to work! Haha,” she wrote.

If all goes well, this will be a long-term gig for Rose. Batwoman will first show up in the annual Arrowverse crossover. This year, it’ll be “Arrow,” “The Flash” and “Supergirl” crossing paths. The hero-filled event will also find time to introduce Kate Kane. A solo series is also in development at The CW, which airs “Legends of Tomorrow” and “Black Lightning” in addition to the aforementioned superhero shows.

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Ruby Rose will play Batwoman. She is pictured at "The Meg" premiere in Los Angeles on Aug. 6, 2018. Lisa O'Connor/AFP/Getty Images

Casting for Batwoman began several months ago. While names were kept under wraps, it had been reported that The CW wanted an out lesbian to play the lesbian hero. Rose identifies as both gay and gender fluid, and she speaks out on issues she believes in, much like her new character. Check out The CW’s description of Batwoman below:

Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane 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. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.

Since her breakout role in “Orange is the New Black,” the Aussie actress has kept busy with several action projects. She starred in the latest “Resident Evil,” “xXX” and “John Wick” sequels. The DC TV casting announcement comes during an already busy week for the star. Her shark attack thriller “The Meg” hits theaters Friday.

It isn’t clear when “Batwoman” would potentially premiere, but the Arrowverse crossover will likely air in late November or early December.