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Ruby Rose Exits Batwoman, Role Will Be Recast For Season Two

May 19, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Batwoman Ruby Rose Elseworlds Image Credit: The CW

Ruby Rose is Kate Kane no more, as the actress will exit the lead role of Batwoman following its first season’s conclusion. Deadline reports that Rose has decided to exit the series, which has been renewed for a second season. The role will be recast for season two.

“I have made the very difficult decision to not return to Batwoman next season,” Rose said in a statement “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.”

The site reports that while no official reason was given for her exist, it was indicated by sources that it is not related to the injury she suffered during the first season’s production. That stunt injury left Rose requiring emergency surgery; she faced the potential for paralysis as a result of it. Instead, it is being reported that the two sides agreed to part ways mutally after “recently reflecting on the first season and its challenges.”

The show’s first season ended up cut short by two episodes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and also went through a major shift in midseason after the hefty Crisis of Infinite Earths crossover, the Arrowverse’s biggest, changed a lot of things up.

Rose added in her statement, “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.”

Berlanti Produdtions and WBTV said in a joint statement, “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.”

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