Batwoman executive producer Marc Guggenheim has opened up about Ruby Rose and her sudden exit from her lead role in The CW series.
Earlier this week, it was revealed that Ruby Rose had opted to vacate her role as the series’ lead actor, despite Batwoman being renewed for a second season in January. Rose’s departure was reportedly due to tensions over long shooting hours which lead to the actress being unhappy working on the series, in addition to reportedly not adjusting to life well in Vancouver.
Speaking with Collider, Guggenheim was asked about Rose dropping out of the series to which he expressed his optimism towards the “creative opportunity” he thinks such an unprecedented challenge presents:
It’s funny, I think it’s both. I was talking to one of the Batwoman writers, the other day, and we were saying how, in this, is a great creative opportunity. I think there’ll be people who come to the show, quite frankly, just to see how the writers choose to handle this. I’m a big believer that anytime you face a production challenge, and sometimes it’s in cast while sometimes it’s just logistics, in that challenge, lies a creative opportunity. I was actually talking about that with Beth Schwartz, the other day. We were talking about how, once production presumes posts the pandemic, how are we going to work with all these different limitations? And it’s the exact same thing, which is that, in those limitations and in those challenges lie the chance to do something new and different, and come up with a clever creative solution. That, to me, is the fun part of the job.
Moving forward, The CW’s Batwoman will look for a new member of the LGBTQ community to replace Rose. Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Stephanie Beatriz already expressed her interest in taking on the role earlier this week.
But what do you think about Ruby Rose’s decision to leave Batwoman? Let us know in the comments below! Here’s the official synopsis for Batwoman season two:
Season two kicks off with a major game-changer that will alter Gotham and The Bat Team forever. As the dust settles, Batwoman has everything working against her – including the recently escaped rogues’ gallery of villains – and everyone will come to see her in a whole new light. Alice meets her match when she becomes entangled with a dangerous foe from her past who knows exactly how to prey on her vulnerabilities. As Luke (Camrus Johnson) and Mary (Nicole Kang) find their footing as sidekicks, a romance will shake up their dynamic. Meanwhile, Sophie (Megan Tandy) and Julia’s (guest star Christina Wolfe) budding relationship will face its first real test and make Sophie question everything she thought she knew to be true.
Batwoman season 2 is currently set to air in 2021 on The CW. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on Batwoman, Ruby Rose, and the rest of the Arrowverse, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content in the future!