‘Batwoman’: Ruby Rose is Out, and Some Fans Are Not Taking It Well
On May 17, Batwoman’s first season finale stunned viewers with a big Batman-related twist ending. Two days later, fans were rocked again when Ruby Rose announced that she was leaving the show. Here’s what some fans are saying about the surprise casting shakeup.
‘Batwoman’ dropped a bombshell after the season 1 finale
Deadline reported that Rose was out as the title character of Batwoman after one season. The outlet quoted the actress as saying, “I have made the very difficult decision to not return to Batwoman next season.”
Rose did not indicate a reason for leaving, but she acknowledged her creative partners by saying, “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.” Rose also thanked the show bosses with this statement, as reported by Deadline:
“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.”
The production company and network behind Batwoman also issued a joint statement, which read, in part:
“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.”
Twitter has been buzzing about Ruby Rose’s exit
Batwoman’s fans have had plenty to say about The CW’s plans to recast the title role. Some Rose supporters doubt that anyone can fill her shoes.
“Kate Kane was the paragon of courage, and she gave me the courage to be myself. There will be no other Kate Kane like Ruby Rose for me,” tweeted one admirer.
Another fan shared a humorous scene from the show and commented, “This is why Ruby Rose remains my G.O.A.T! I mean her dynamic with Camrus [Johnson] is fire. Loved her in Batwoman. I don’t see how anyone can hope to top her performance!”
Batwoman star Nicole Kang sent a message of support to her followers when she tweeted, “Hi. I’m thinking of all of you. Big hug. Keep my head up if you keep yours up.” Kang’s words resonated with many fans who shared warm sentiments directed to Rose and Batwoman’s remaining stars. One fan commented on Kang’s tweet with this heartfelt message:
“I hope Ruby is alright. Hopefully, she knows how many of us will miss her and only want good things for her. Take care of yourself, and hopefully whoever the new Kate is at least half as amazing as Ruby was.”