This afternoon, "Batwoman" series star Ruby Rose announced that she is leaving the series after the first season. She warned fans through a statement sent to the American press.
"I made the very difficult decision not to return to 'Batwoman' next season," said the actress in the text, according to Deadline. "It was not a decision that I made calmly, as I have the greatest respect for the cast, crew and everyone involved with the show in Vancouver and Los Angeles," he said.
Rose was hired to play Batwoman in 2018, originally to participate in the "Arrowverse" crossover. He then starred in the pilot of the DC Comics heroine's solo series.
In her statement, Rose thanked those responsible for the series. "I am grateful to Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Caroline Dries for not only giving me this incredible opportunity, but also for welcoming me into the DC universe that they have created so well," he said. "Thank you Peter Roth and Mark Pedowitz and the teams at Warner Bros. and the CW, who put so much into the show and always believed in me. Thanks to everyone who made the first season a success – I'm really grateful," he finished off.
So far, the producers of "Batwoman" and not even the actress have commented on the reasons that led to the request to leave the series, which has already had its second season confirmed by Warner Bros. Rumored rumors in the last few months said that Rose would ask to leave due to an accident suffered on the set during the recording of the first season, which forced her to undergo emergency surgery. American website sources denied the information.
Shortly after Rose's announcement, Berlanti Prods. and Warner Bros. Television issued a statement thanking Rose for her work and reaffirmed her commitment to the series – and to the casting of another LGBTQ actress for the role.
"Warner Bros. Television, CW and Berlanti Productions are grateful to Ruby for her contributions to the success of our first season and wish all the best," the document said. "The studio and the network are firmly committed to Batwoman's second season and the long-term future, and we – along with the show's talented creative team – look forward to sharing their new direction, including casting a new actress, a member of LGBTQ community in the coming months. "
Rose, who worked on "Orange is The New Black", played the first LBGTQ character, either male or female, in a series of live action superheroes on television.