Ruby Rose Hangs Up Batwoman’s Cape

The psychotic Alice and Crows Security aren’t the only ones hunting for Gotham’s newest Caped Crusader. The CW is on the hunt for a new lead now that star Ruby Rose has exited its hit series Batwoman.

The CW says that the show — the first scripted live-action TV series to star a lesbian superhero — will continue and that the role will be recast. The announcement came two days after the first season concluded on May 17. Neither party gave a reason for Rose’s departure.

In a statement, Rose expressed “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.”

In a joint statement, The CW, Warner Bros. TV and Berlanti Productions thanked Rose for her contributions to the series’ success and 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."

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