Ruby Rose, who was cast in the leading role for the television series, Batwoman, has announced that she is exiting the series, despite the show being renewed for a second season.
"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 said in a statement. "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. 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."
Rose played the first lesbian Batwoman and was hailed as being a trailblazer for the LGBTQ community.