Ruby Rose is Batwoman no more as the actress has made the decision to exit The CW series just days after the final episode of season one was aired.
CW had previously announced that a second season for Batwoman has been planned and they will be recasting someone else for the titular role.
“I have made the very difficult decision to not return to Batwoman next season,” Rose said in a press statement (via Deadline). “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.”
The actress, who plays Kate Kane aka Batwoman in the DC Comics TV series, has sustained injuries while filming for season one of Batwoman though it does not look like her departure is related to that incident. According to Deadline, Rose and The CW decided to part ways after “reflecting on the first season and its challenges.”
“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 three companies said in a joint statement.
They then assured fans that they are “firmly committed to Batwoman’s second season and long-term future.”
Fans can also look forward to the casting of a new lead actress who the companies promise will also be a member of the LGBTQ community.