The popular CW series will not be recasting the role of Kate Kane from season one.
At the end of the superhero drama’s first season, Ruby Rose decided to depart from the show. Instead of recasting the character of Kate Kane, the CW has opted instead to create a new character. This character, “Ryan Wilder”, has been described as a mid-20’s female who is “about to become Batwoman.”
“She’s likable, messy, a little goofy and untamed. She’s also nothing like Kate Kane, the woman who wore the batsuit before her,” Decider discovered through a ‘Batwoman’ Reddit forum. “With no one in her life to keep her on track, Ryan spent years as a drug-runner, dodging the GCPD and masking her pain with bad habits. A girl who would steal milk for an alley cat could also kill you with her bare hands, Ryan is the most dangerous type of fighter: highly skilled and wildly undisciplined. An out lesbian. Athletic. Raw. Passionate. Fallible. And very much not your stereotypical All-American hero.”