A new report from Variety has revealed why Ruby Rose suddenly dropped out of starring in The CW’s Batwoman despite the series being renewed for a second season in January.
According to the trade, Rose’s exit resulted from the star being unhappy with the show’s long shooting hours and per their source, had nothing to do with “had nothing to do with her health or injury.” The former Batwoman star had to undergo emergency surgery last September after herniating two discs, nearly severing his spinal cord after an on-set stunt went wrong. Rose also opened up about her battle with depression and her life long struggle with mental health last fall.
Rose was first announced to play Batwoman in 2018, debuting in the Elseworlds crossover event before returning as the first openly gay superhero to lead her own live-action series. With the second season being planned for early 2021, the network is looking to recast the role with a new member of the LGBTQ community.
Rose was revealed to be leaving the series just yesterday. Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Stephanie Beatriz has already expressed her interest in replacing Rose as the series lead. Meanwhile, the network is also planning for Batwoman to lead the crossover event next season alongside Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch in Superman & Lois.
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!