The crew behind Batwoman is not looking to recast the role of Kate Kane, who was played by Ruby Rose during season one of the series. The actress announced her departure after the season finished airing last month.
The plan is now to create an entirely new character to take on the role of Batwoman on The CW series. That comes from a casting call that was posted on the Batwoman reddit. The notice was later deleted, but a site managed to share the details, per The Hollywood Reporter.
The new character is named Ryan Wilder, and she is described as “likable, messy, a little goofy and untamed. She’s also nothing like Kate Kane, the woman who wore the batsuit before her. With no one in her life to keep her on track, Ryan spent years as a drug-runner, dodging the GCPD and masking her pain with bad habits. A girl who would steal milk for an alley cat could also kill you with her bare hands, Ryan is the most dangerous type of fighter: highly skilled and wildly undisciplined. An out lesbian. Athletic. Raw. Passionate. Fallible. And very much not your stereotypical All-American hero.”
Batwoman aired its season one finale on May 17th, and the series will return with season two in January 2021.
What do you think? Are you looking forward to seeing this new character take on the Batwoman mantle? Do you think that a new character should be introduced or, that Kate Kane should be recast?