It came as a shocker for all the Batwoman fans when on Tuesday it was revealed that CW’s ‘Batwoman’ star Ruby Rose takes an exit from the show after only one season. Ruby Rose, the openly gay star of the fantasy series, portrayed the superhero and lesbian alter ego Kate Kane, cousin of Batman, Bruce Wayne.
The reason for her sudden exit is still not clarified but many reports suggest that the high demands on working on US cable network took a toll on Ruby Rose. As a consequence, crew, cast and Ruby herself were not happy to take this venture to the second season.
Now, CW is looking forward to the second season of Batwoman only with a recast of the main lead, a new LGBT hero.
Ruby Rose mailed her statement to Entertainment Weekly on the exit which said, “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.”
The Aussie born actresses further added, “Thank you [Warner Bros. Television chairman] Peter Roth, and [The CW president] 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.”
On this matter, a joint statement by Berlanti Pods and Warner Bros Tv was issued which said, “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.”
Before portraying Batwoman on-screen, Ruby Rose was seen in the nine-episode arc on seasons three and four of ‘Orange is the new Black’ streaming on Netflix. Rose Ruby came to fame when she was cast as Batwoman in summer 2018 Arrowverse Crossover and later for a full-fledged pilot written by Caroline Dries.