News just dropped that The CW’s Batwoman, actress Ruby Rose, will be stepping down from the lead role after just one season as the character. The actress released the following statement:
“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.”Ruby Rose
Fans and insiders are truly shocked with many asking: Why? It was only two years ago when the actress was cast, which was a big get for the network. No one from Rose’s camp, or the network will elaborate on the actual reasons for the actress’ sudden exit so early into the series run, but they are committed to recasting the part for the recently renewed Season 2.
Rose did sustain an injury during a stunt from earlier in the season, where she faced paralysis and emergency surgery. But sources are saying that was not part of the actress’s reasoning. The shooting schedule for the show, including its crossover episodes are long and tedious, which can truly be tasking for some actors. Perhaps that was part of the actress’ reasoning.
The show’s producers made a joint statement with the network reaffirming their commitment to Batwoman and casting another LGBTQ actress in the role.
“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 two companies 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.”Greg Berlanti & The CW Networks
We’ll be reporting more as this breaking news develops. What do you guys think of this news? Should they recast the part? Should they cancel the show? Leave your thoughts down below.
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