Ruby Rose Departs Batwoman, Recast Is Happening

Well this news is certainly a big shocker for everyone! Batwoman has been an incredible show and each episode left us on the edge of our seats. Ruby Rose gave us a version of Batwoma aka Kate Kane that we instantly fell in love with. So today, it's a bit of a shock to hear via that just after the season finale for the first season, Ruby has announced that she won't be returning to the show for a second season. This doesn't mean that the show is cancelled but The CW has begun the process to recast the role. In a statement Ruby gave about the descion, she 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 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.

Warner Brothers made this statement after Rose's departure:

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.

This is a lot to process today. No one has made any statement to the reason of the departure but we hope you'll join us in wishing Ruby the best. Share your thoughts with us in the comments below and in the forum! Don't forget to follow us on Twitter.

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#19 Revised CW Schedule Grid Promo PictureCatPat 2020-05-30 10:13
CW removed Ruby Rose's picture from its new 2021 lineup grid.
#18 LEAVING STATEMENT EXPLAINED?CatPat 2020-05-27 19:16

"Those who know, know... "

Not that we have cleared that up.... lol!
#17 RE: Ruby Rose Departs Batwoman, Recast Is HappeningCatPat 2020-05-22 17:08
Someone posted in Forum that an actress already in the CW family is being considered. But who? Is Katy O'Brian hitting too close to Arrowverse home? She is 5' 7", similar to Ruby, although more muscular/bulkier physique. She is a martial arts expert... that has to be a big plus! Before playing ASA Sara Grey on Black Lightning, she was on Z Nation and Walking Dead. I see she posted on Facebook that she wants an audition. I say give her one.

Now her onscreen boss on Black Lightning is ASA Odell who, we learned this season, actually hails from Gotham City. If he ever returns to Gotham, he may do a double take if they cross paths.

I will be glad when the suspense is over and announcement is made.
#16 RE: Ruby Rose Departs Batwoman, Recast Is HappeningCatPat 2020-05-22 11:07
Quoting comic fan:
Arrowverse producer Marc Guggenheim talks Ruby Rose's departure from Batwoman.

I kinda think they should just roll with it... but I see a big opportunity if either Jacob or Alice manages to take down Batwoman in the season 2 premiere.

1. Jacob... this could be a game changer. He hates vigilantes because he blames Batman for the death of his wife and loss of his daughter. That anger has festered and he has projected it onto Batwoman... not knowing its actually Kate. If he takes down Batwoman only to discover its Kate under the mask, his world will get shaken to its core and that is ENTERTAINMENT people.

2. Alice...She is hurt and vengeful and vulnerable following the death of Mouse at her hands. If she takes down Batwoman, the subsequent remorse could result in the emotional toll that brings about her transition to Red Alice.

Many have speculated why Alice needs kryptonite to kill Batwoman. Why not simply aim for the area of the head not protected by the cowl. What if she [or Jacob] did just that and Kate was not fast enough to use her batcape to shield her face? Bingo. Mary and Alice could potentially work together to reconstruct Kate's damaged face. That type injury could also affect Kate's speech.

Yeah, story telling opportunity exists.
#15 RE: Ruby Rose Departs Batwoman, Recast Is Happeningcomic fan 2020-05-22 10:00
Arrowverse producer Marc Guggenheim talks Ruby Rose's departure from Batwoman.
#14 RE: Ruby Rose Departs Batwoman, Recast Is HappeningCatPat 2020-05-20 15:49
Quoting athena69:
:eek: :eek: :eek:



:cry: :cry: :cry:

Yeah, it sucks but its done.
#13 RE: Ruby Rose Departs Batwoman, Recast Is Happeningathena69 2020-05-20 15:25
:eek: :eek: :eek:



:cry: :cry: :cry:
#12 RE: Ruby Rose Departs Batwoman, Recast Is HappeningCatPat 2020-05-20 10:26
Quoting CatPat:
I was shocked when I read this in Variety. I thought she was well cast. I know she caught a lot of flack from haters, but I would never have expected her to exit.

I do wish her well.

I am sure she had one of those standard 7 year contracts, so it had to be a mutual decision of sorts. This is most upsetting.

I figured it had to be mutual.

I'd prefer to keep Ruby, but it is apparently for the best... I really do like @bratty_bat suggestion for a replacement:

Meet Sara Serraiocco, The Actress Behind 'Counterpart's ...
#11 RE: Ruby Rose Departs Batwoman, Recast Is Happeningcomic fan 2020-05-20 10:05
TVline just put up a exclusive article detailing what they are hearing happened.

According their source,Ruby didn't adjust well to leading a network T.V. Show nor the Vancouver shooting location which resulted in a not fun set.
So both sides felt it was better to part ways.
#10 RE: Ruby Rose Departs Batwoman, Recast Is Happeningjacksc01 2020-05-20 04:19
This is my first post to this site - I have been posting to the SuperGirl site for years. I loved the chemistry between Melissa Benoist and Ruby Rose so I hate to see that go. Whatever was deemed to be wrong with the show it sure could not have been Ruby Rose. I think the show itself had problems that needed to be solved but the actress playing the part was not a part of those problems. Sorry to see Ruby Rose depart and I wish her the best in all that she does. I was so looking forward to a crossover with her and SuperGirl.

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