After just a single season, Ruby Rose has exited The CW’s DC superhero series Batwoman. The show, which was already renewed for a second season, will continue with the title role recast.
“I have made the very difficult decision to not return to Batwoman next season,” Rose said 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.”
“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,” she continues. “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 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,” read a statement from the producers. “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.”
At the time of reporting neither Rose nor the Batwoman producers have disclosed the reasons for the actress’ exit so early into the show’s run. Sources close to the situation have indicated that it is not related to the stunt injury she sustained during filming of the first season, which left the actress facing paralysis and needing emergency surgery.