Sebastian Roché’s Recurring Role on ‘Batwoman,’ Starring Ruby Rose
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The General Hospital alum heads to The CW’s superhero series.
Sebastian Roché’s (Jerry Jacks, General Hospital) list of recurring roles in primetime continues to grow. Soaps.com is happy to report the former soap opera actor has been cast in the upcoming series Batwoman, starring Ruby Rose (Orange Is the New Black) as the titular character. Per Deadline, Roché will play Dr. Campbell, a plastic surgeon, and philanthropist. Based on DC Comics’ Batwoman, the show centers on Bruce Wayne’s cousin Kate Kane, who received a dishonorable discharge from military school and underwent years of “brutal survival training.” The series follows her as she becomes Batwoman, Gotham City’s latest vigilante in Bruce’s absence. The series premieres October 6 on The CW at 8:00 PM.
Along with Roché and Rose, Batwoman will star Rachel Skarsten (Birds of Prey) as the season-long baddie Alice and Dougray Scott (Hemlock Grove) as Kate’s father Jacob. In addition, TVLine reports Gabriel Mann (Revenge) has been cast as Tommy Elliot, a real estate mogul and childhood friend of Bruce’s, who, in the DC Comics, adopts the secret identity of Hush. Rachel Matthews (Looking for Alaska) will play the thief Magpie. Per The Hollywood Reporter, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow will provide the voice of radio and TV personality Vesper Fairchild, though there are no plans for her to appear onscreen.
Of his upcoming role, Roché simply posted on Instagram, “Headed to Gotham… 🦇 #batwoman” along with the Deadline announcement. His General Hospital brother Ingo Rademacher (Jasper “Jax” Jacks) commented, “👍🏻Nice!!!!” Roché’s other high profile recurring roles have included the TV shows Fringe, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, Criminal Minds, The Young Pope, The Originals and the Man in the High Castle. The busy actor can also be seen in Netflix’s 6 Underground starring Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool).