It looks like Ruby Rose has yet to reveal the real reason behind her Batwoman exit.
A week after announcing that she was leaving The CW series, Rose shared a cryptic Instagram post, teasing that she’ll keep the details of her departure to herself “for now,” but “those who know, know.”
The social media post, which comes with a fan-made video of her time on the show, echoed Rose’s original statement when she first revealed that she’s leaving the series. The Australian actress thanked the show’s cast, crew, producers and studio, while pointing out that giving up the role of Kate Kane “wasn’t an easy decision.” She also gave her fans a shoutout and assured them that season 2 of Batwoman will also be “amazing” even without her in the title role.
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Thank you everyone for coming on this journey. If I mentioned everyone it would be 1000 tags.. but Thank you to the cast, crew, producers and studio. 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. Xxx *hangs up cowl and cape. Also @mysmarvel
According to multiple reports, Rose was unhappy with the long hours required of her as the series lead. And when that became a problem on set, it was ultimately decided by her, The CW, and Warner Bros. Television that they would part ways.
Prior to Batwoman, Rose’s most extensive TV gig was a recurring role in season 3 of Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black. She only appeared in nine episodes of the comedy drama, so comparing that to Batwoman’s 20-episode freshman run ― in addition to starring in The CW’s Arrowverse crossover events ― it’s easy to see how strenuous the Batwoman role could be for someone who has no previous experience in starring in a network series.
But since none from the parties involved has confirmed or denied these reports yet, the real reason behind Rose’s Batwoman exit remains a mystery.
Despite Rose’s departure, The CW, Warner Bros. Television, and Berlanti Productions said in a joint statement that they remain committed to the second season of the series, and are already looking forward to casting a new LGBTQ actress to take over the role of Batwoman in the coming months.
Since Rose announced her exit from the series, a number of actresses have already put themselves forward as possible contenders for the vacated role. These include The Magicians’ Jade Tailor, Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Stephanie Beatriz, The Young and the Restless’ Camryn Grimes, and WWE’s Daria Berenato.