Ruby Rose leaves ‘Batwoman’ after one season

Another LGBTQ actress will be cast in the groundbreaking role

Ruby Rose has exited the CW drama series Batwoman after one season. Warner Bros. TV/Berlanti Prods has already been renewed for a second season, and WBTV has committed to casting another LGBTQ actress to portray the iconic Kate Kane/Batwoman role.

“I have made the very difficult decision to not return to Batwoman next season,” Rose said in a statement “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.”

While details on Rose’s departure are minimal, sources indicated to Deadline that the decision was not related to the injury Rose suffered while performing a stunt filming season one.

“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,” Berlanti Prods. and WBTV said in a joint statement. “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.”