Batwoman star Ruby Rose exits series
The upcoming second season will go ahead as planned with her role recast.
Batwoman's Ruby Rose has announced that she’s quitting the titular role after just one season.
“I have made the very difficult decision to not return to Batwoman next season,” she 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.”
Warner Bros. Television have confirmed that her role will be recast for the show’s upcoming second season which, prior to the coronavirus outbreak, was due to air in early 2021.
Batwoman was the first scripted live-action TV series to be led by an lesbian superhero and the search is now on to find another LGBTQ actress to play the role.
The show follows Batman’s cousin and fellow superhero Kate Kane as she sets out to protect Gotham from psychopathic villain Alice (Rachel Skarsten) and her Wonderland Gang.
It forms part of DC’s wider TV universe, nicknamed the Arrowverse, being set in the same world as Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow and Black Lightning.
Like many shows, Batwoman’s first season was cut short by coronavirus with its 20th episode serving as the series finale instead of the 22nd as originally planned.
Batwoman is currently airing every Sunday at 9pm on E4 here in the UK.
Source: Hollywood Reporter