In a stunning turn of events, Ruby Rose has decided to move away from The CW’s Batwoman ahead of its second season. The decision has already been made to continue with Batwoman for a second season, which makes her decision all the more surprising.
It’s not exactly known why the talented actor has chosen to remove herself from the role, but evidently it was a decision that was “very difficult”.
In a prepared statement, Ruby Rose had this to say:
“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.” – source: Variety
Despite this announcement, The CW is determined to push forward with Season 2 of Batwoman. They have made the decision to recast the role of Kate Kane. A joint statement from Warner Bros. TV, The CW and Berlanti Productions said,
“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.”
Since its launch in 2019, Batwoman has somewhat struggled to find its foot-hole in The CW’s Arrowverse. With an audience score of 13% on Rotten Tomatoes and 35% on IMDB, it’s no huge surprise that a talented actor might feel trepidation about continuing the role.
We will update this article with more pertinent facts about Ruby Rose’s Batwoman departure when they come to light.