As The CW looks ahead to the second season of Batwoman, they’ll also have to look for a new star. Via Deadline, Ruby Rose has exited the Batwoman series.
The current plan for The CW going forward is to recast the role of Kate Kane/Batwoman with a new LGBTQ actress. Although the network nor Ruby Rose provided a reason behind her departure, Rose did issue this statement:
“I have made the very difficult decision to not return to Batwoman next season. This was not a decision I made lightly as I have the utmost respect for the cast, crew and everyone involved with the show in both Vancouver and in Los Angeles. I am beyond appreciative to Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Caroline Dries for not only giving me this incredible opportunity, but for welcoming me into the DC universe they have so beautifully created. Thank you Peter Roth and Mark Pedowitz and the teams at Warner Bros. and The CW who put so much into the show and always believed in me. Thank you to everyone who made season one a success – I am truly grateful.”
The CW and Berlanti Productions thanked Ruby Rose in a statement of their own:
“Warner Bros. Television, The CW and Berlanti Productions thank Ruby for her contributions to the success of our first season and wish her all the best. The studio and network are firmly committed to Batwoman’s second season and long-term future, and we — along with the show’s talented creative team — look forward to sharing its new direction, including the casting of a new lead actress and member of the LGBTQ community, in the coming months.”
While Batwoman opened its season to mixed reviews, many claimed that the series actually got much better as time went on and Ruby Rose continued to shine as Kate Kane. Since this is a developing story, we’ll just have to wait and see if there are any new developments regarding this news.
Did you enjoy Ruby Rose’s performance as Batwoman? Did you see the first season? Who would you want to play Kate Kane in season 2? Let us know in the comments below.