Where will Kate Lane go? What will happen to Batwoman? Will she die? Will she just disappear? These questions have been left unanswered and unsettling us inside since May 2020. ‘Batwoman’ series created by Caroline Dries uncovers the story of the American superhero ‘Batwoman’ from the DC Universe.
The show premiered its first season in October 2019 with Ruby Rose playing the lead role in the series. The series went on till May 2020 cutting off the last few episodes due to the pandemic shutdown. After only twenty episodes out of twenty-two, it was declared by the actress Ruby that she won’t be the part of the upcoming season two.
RUBY ROSE EXIT NOT TAKEN WELL BY FANS
The news was devastating for the fans. Many fans believed that the series scripting was not in the best form but the only reason that the show still got some positive reviews was because of Ruby Rose.
However, a proper reason was never given by the actress. When the news broke out, the simple reason for her leaving the show was because of the difficulties in stunts and action scenes the actress was facing on the set of Batwoman. Another reason Ruby gave was on The Tonight Show when she mentioned that the long hours and distance were also not matching up with her.
After the exit of Ruby from the show, the crew was onto the mission to find the next perfect actress for the role. Looking through many talented actresses, the production team wanted someone who will be able to bring out the real action and fight in a scene rather than just acting well.
LESLIE PLAYING THE NEW CHARACTER ‘RYAN WILDER’
The criteria were for someone from the LGBTQ community as we have also read in the comics about the Batwoman. In July 2019 it was announced that Javicia Leslie, the actress from the ‘God Friended Me’ series, is cast for the replacement of Ruby in the upcoming seasons of the Batwoman series.
After all the efforts Ruby put into the character of Batwoman, Dries along with the production team decided that they would appreciate Ruby’s time on the set and won’t be undermining her character.
The only main question that we’ve had about the show is what is going to happen with Batwoman, we do know that Javicia will be playing the role of Ryan Wilder (a brand new character from the DC Fandom). ‘Ryan Wilder will be the new Batwoman’, that’s all we know about the series for now.
DEPRIVATION IN RATINGS
The viewers’ rating on the show has been deprived after these series of sudden changes. The fans don’t see Leslie playing Ryan and the new Batwoman will be the new savior of Gotham City. The second season will be featuring the fight between Alice and Ryan on the next level or the final level. It’s not known if Dries will be producing more seasons after this one.
Shivaani Ghai, a British actor of Indian descent is also introduced in the new season in the role of Safiyah from the DC Universe. The filming for the second season will end in March 2021 as reported from the production team. The release date has not been revealed yet.