The CW series Batwoman has cast Wallis Day to take on the role of Kate Kane, who was previously played by actress Ruby Rose.
Attention: Spoilers for the latest episode of Batwoman below.
As reported by THR, this news was revealed during the last episode of Batwoman, when Wallis Day’s Kate Kane was shown bandaged and held hostage. She was shown alive but unrecognizable due to injuries from the plane crash that occurred at the beginning of the second season.
It’s important to put attention on Kane is no longer Batwoman and that Javicia Leslie, the first black actress to play the character in a live action role, will continue to star in the series as Ryan Wilder.
Rose left Batwoman in 2020, and some rumors indicated that her decision may have been due to her dislike for the long work hours required for being the lead in 20-episode seasons.
The decision was initially made not to rephrase the character, but showrunner Caroline Dries had been telegraphing her return and had no intention of her story just disappearing. In addition, the importance of the LGBTQ + collective seems another of the great reasons for this decision and he wanted to make it clear that there are no other reasons.
“As a lesbian who has worked as a writer for the past 15 years (…) it is important to me, as a showrunner, to clear up any misinformation about Kate Kane and the recast of Batwoman.”, commented Dries in 2020. “Like you, I love Kate Kane; she is the reason I wanted to do the series. We will never delete her. In fact, her disappearance will be one of the mysteries of the second season. I do not want to reveal any of our surprises that all our Devoted fans know that LGBTQ + justice is at the core of what Batwoman is and we have no intention of abandoning that. “