Here’s Why Ruby Rose’s ‘Batwoman’ Won’t Be Recast

It was revealed last week that Ruby Rose‘s character in the Batwoman CW show would not be recast, and instead, a new character would be introduced.

“To be honest with you, I did consider the ‘soap opera version’ [of recasting] for a hot minute, because selfishly we already had a couple episodes written, and transition-wise it would be seamless,” showrunner Caroline Dries explained (via TV Line). “But upon further reflection — and I think [Arrowverse EP] Greg [Berlanti] helped me make this call — he’s like, ‘I think we should just reboot Batwoman as a different character.’”

Caroline added that they wanted to “respect to everything that Ruby [Rose] put into the Kate Kane character…it also helps the audience, because we’re not asking them to address ‘the elephant in the room’” by accepting a new face as the same person.”

The new character, Ryan Wilder, is “a whole new character who in her past was inspired by Batwoman, so she is going to take on the mantle…[she] is maybe not the right person at the time to be doing it, so that’s what makes it fun.” Find out a lot more about Ryan Wilder right here.

Be sure to find out why Ruby Rose actually left the series.

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