Ruby Rose Exiting ‘Batwoman’; Role To Be Recast For Season 2

Ruby Rose has exited The CW’s Batwoman with the series moving forward with a new actress for season two.

Batwoman is the latest series to join The CW’s Arrowverse with Ruby Rose filling the role as the titular character. Rose would eventually make her debut as Batwoman in the Elseworlds Arrowverse crossover before getting her own series. Recently, Batwoman made some waves for introducing fan-favorite Batman villain, Hush.

In a shocking bit of news, it has now been announced that Ruby Rose will not be returning as Batwoman for the second season. While the reason for her departure was not given, Rose released an official statement:

“I have made the very difficult decision to not return to Batwoman next season. 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. 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.”

Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. TV also released a joint statement on Rose’s exit and commented on their plans to recast the Batwoman role for season two:

“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.”

Who would you like to see replace Ruby Rose as Batwoman for season two? Sound-off in the comments section 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 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!

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.