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This is a major and unexpected story, Ruby Rose the STAR of the CW superhero drama BATWOMAN is exiting the show. The series, which already has been renewed for a second season. It is expected to continue with the title role getting recast.

In a statement made by Rose she statement “I have made the very difficult decision to not return to Batwoman next season” she goes on to say “This was not a decision I made lightly as I have the utmost respect for the cast, crew and everyone involved with the show in both Vancouver and in Los Angeles.”

Rose made headlines for the casting as she took on the role to become the first openly LGBT superhero character to star in her own show.  It is also worth noting that Rose did unfortunately suffer a major injury on the set during a stunt while filming Season 1, which left her facing paralysis and needing emergency surgery.

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Further in Rose’s statement she states, “I am beyond appreciative to Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Caroline Dries for not only giving me this incredible opportunity, but for welcoming me into the DC universe they have so beautifully created,” she 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. Thank you to everyone who made season one a success – I am truly grateful.”

As mentioned earlier a second season has already been greenlit for the show and the titular character role is set to be recast but Batwoman was also recently announced to be in an upcoming crossover with Superman in 2021.

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