‘Batwoman’ is an American superhero television series which is based on DC Comics Character. The well-liked show is under the spotlight as the lead of the show Ruby Rose has announced her leaving the show, which means there would be no continuation of her famous character of ‘Kate Kane’ for further seasons.
The story so far…
‘Batwoman’ premiered on 6 October 2019 and ran on The CW. The story jumps to the aftermath of billionaire Bruce Wayne and his watchful alter-ego with consequent disappearance Batman which in turn results in his cousin Kate Kane to outgrow of her own problems and shortcomings while she becomes the symbol of hope by protecting the streets of Gotham City as none other than ‘Batwoman.’
The series was supposed to run for 22 episodes, but unfortunately, the production was stopped after 20 episodes due to the global pandemic of COVID-19. The series is set to release its second season by January 2021.
But in a surprising turn of event, Ruby Rose announced her decision to quit the series in May 2020 by calling it a ‘very difficult decision.’ She further added, “It wasn’t an easy decision, but those who know, know… I didn’t want to not acknowledge everyone involved and how big this was for TV and for our community. I have stayed silent because that’s my choice for now, but know I adore you all. I’m sure next season will be amazing also.”
To those who are wondering whether they may see the character of ‘Kate Kane’ continuing as ‘Superwoman’ may feel disappointed to know that there would not be ‘Kate Kane’ after Ruby Rose.
Speculations are Rife
As per the reports by Decider, a new character is to be introduced, namely ‘Ryan Wilder.’ Speaking of the character details, Decider reveals that Ryan Wilder is a woman in her mid-20s who is likable, messy with a bit of goofiness, and untamed streak added to her personality. Her character seems to be contrary to Kate Kane’s character, who was the predecessor of the ‘Batwoman.’
According to some other titbits by Decider, Ryan’s character has spent years as a drug-runner, dodging the GCPD and hiding her pain behind her facade of bad habits as there is no guidance in her life. She is the type of person who is equally amazing and worst as per situation arising. Ryan is an out lesbian with such a persona that differs from any ordinary superhero.
So far, so good.!
The show received much praise for its historic decision to cast a lesbian superhero. And although Ruby Rose calls it quits, Warner Bros. TV, which is producing the show and The CW, has made their firm stand very clear on casting from the LGBTQ community as a lead actor.
We do sincerely wait for the upcoming season and hope to see the amazing character changes that would take place as consequent results.