Batwoman will return on the CW, but Ruby Rose won’t be, as the actress announced that she is stepping down from the role after just one 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 Los Angeles,” Rose said in her statement. “I am beyond appreciative to Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schecther 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.”
Rose first took on the mantle of Batwoman in the 2018 “Elseworlds” crossover event, and that led to her own show a year later. The cousin of Bruce Wayne/Batman, Batwoman follows Kate Kane and her journey to become the Paragon of Courage: the Scarlet Knight for the people of Gotham against evil, corruption and injustice. Not only has Batwoman been serving justice to criminals, but she has also serve as the lead-in for Supergirl with Melissa Benoist as National City’s titular Paragon of Hope.
In other words, Batwoman and Supergirl became the “World’s Finest” for “Superhero Sunday”.
“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,” stated by Warner Bros. TV, The CW and Berlanti Productions in a joint statement. “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.”
Batwoman will remain on Sunday nights as Charmed‘s new lead-in for the CW’s winter 2021 schedule, while Supergirl is slated for mid-season due to Benoist’s pregnancy.