The showrunner behind Batwoman confirms the show won’t kill Kate Kane since Ruby Rose has left the Arrowverse.
After the recent news that Ruby Rose is leaving Batwoman, fans have wondered how the series will address her departure, especially with the most recent announcement that a new character will take over the Batwoman mantle. With many fans voicing their opinion that killing Kate Kane off would be playing into the trope of killing off LGBTQ+ characters on television, the Batwoman showrunner took to Twitter to address the issue and how the series will move forward.
Caroline Dries explained in a statement that she has no interest in the show playing into the “Bury Your Gays” trope which many shows have previously been criticized for. The showrunner pointed out that like the audience, she loves Kate Kane and doesn’t want to erase the character from the Arrowverse. Many fans online have called for the role to simply be recast, but Dries has previously mentioned that a new character will help audiences immerse themselves in Batwoman‘s second season. Instead, she revealed that Kate’s disappearance will be one of the mysteries in the second season before assuring fans the writers won’t abandon the “LGBTQ+ justice” that lies at the core of the show. Take a look at the showrunner’s statement below.
A note from me on behalf of The Bat Team… pic.twitter.com/V6iXjaCrA5
— Caroline Dries (@carolinedries) June 10, 2020
Are you disappointed that Ruby Rose’s Kate Kane is not being recast? Who do you think should pick up the Batwoman mantle? Comment below and let us know!
Ruby Rose’s replacement will appear in Batwoman season two. Here is the official synopsis:
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 two is currently set to air in 2021 on The CW. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latests news on Batwoman and the rest of the Arrowverse. Also be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content in the future!