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Batwoman Casts Reign's Rachel Skarsten as Its Joker-Like Villain

Batwoman has found her Alice!

Lindsay MacDonald

The CW's Batwoman pilot just keeps stacking the cast with winners, the latest of which is Reign and Lost Girl alum Rachel Skarsten.

The actress has been cast as Alice, aka Elizabeth Kane, who is basically Kate Kane's (Ruby Rose) equivalent of the Joker. Canonically, she's Kate's supposedly dead twin who rocks an epic Victorian vibe and speaks mainly in Alice in Wonderland quotes. Sound awesome enough yet? Deadline first reported the news, describing Alice as a mixture of "maniacal and charming" and as someone who wants to "undermine Gotham's sense of security." In an already crime-riddled and terrifying city, that sounds like a perfect recipe for villainy.

The evil Alice joins an already stacked lineup of characters in the potential new Arrowverse spin-off. Previously reported casting includes Meagan Tandy as Sophie Moore, a Gotham private security specialist, Camrus Johnson as Luke Fox, son of Wayne Tech R&D specialist Lucius Fox, and Nicole Kang as Kate's step-sister Mary Hamilton.

​Rachel Skarsten, Reign

Rachel Skarsten, Reign

Sven Frenzel

Everything We Know About the Arrowverse's (Potential) Batwoman Spin-Of

While no official order has come down from The CW yet, it's hard to imagine a world in which a cast this amazing doesn't create a pilot that's immediately greenlit to series. Time will tell!

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