Ruby Rose Leaves ‘Batwoman’ After Season 1, But Show Will Return For Season 2 With New Lead

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19 May 20
Ruby Rose Leaves 'Batwoman' After One Season. Producers Looking To Recast The Role.

Ruby Rose Leaves ‘Batwoman’ After Season 1, But Show Will Return For Season 2 With New Lead

Some rather surprising news just dropped… Ruby Rose is leaving the role of Kate Kane, aka Batwoman after the first season, but the show will continue with Season 2.

Rose released a statement saying “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,” she continued. “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.”

Neither Rose or the show’s producers have given a reason for her deciding not to continue. Berlanti Productions and WBTV did release a joint statement saying “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.”

So, there you have it. ‘Batwoman’ will be back for a 2nd Season, but it will be a new face under the cowl. Some of the reports are saying the producers are going to just recast the role, however, the statement from Berlanti is a little vague, only saying “a new lead actress”. It could be that someone else takes over the role of Batwoman, but has a different character on-screen. We’ll have to wait and see…