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Batwoman to be recast as Ruby Rose quits role after one season

‘This was not a decision I made lightly’ said the actor

Louis Chilton
Wednesday 20 May 2020 11:05 BST
Trailer for Batwoman series

The CW superhero series Batwoman is looking for a new lead after actor, Ruby Rose, decided to leave the show after just one season.

Rose played the title character of Batwoman, aka Kate Kane, a masked crime-fighter who cleans up the streets of Gotham City.

“I have made the very difficult decision to not return to ‘Batwoman’ next season,” said the Australian actor 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,” she continued.

“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.”

Earlier this year, a crew member working on the series was paralysed from the waist down following an on-set accident.

Rose herself also herniated two discs in her back during filming, and had to undergo surgery or she would be ”risking paralysis”. The statement announcing her departure contained no mention of the on-set accidents.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Stephanie Beatriz has already seemingly thrown her hat into the ring to take over from Rose.

Batwoman airs on E4 in the UK.

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