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TV: Batwoman Fans Urge HBO Max to Save Series

Javicia Leslie

Batwoman fans are urging HBO to save the queer superhero series after news broke that it won’t be returning for a new season. The second and third series of the show followed former convict Ryan Wilder (Javicia Leslie) as she takes on the mantle of Batwoman to protect Gotham City. Leslie became the first-ever Black Batwoman when she took on the role from Ruby Rose back in 2020. While the CW show was a fan-favourite, Batwoman showrunner and writer Caroline Dries revealed on Twitter Saturday (29 April) that the show wouldn’t be returning for a fourth season. Full Story from … Read more

TV: Ruby Rose Was Allergic to the Batwoman Mask

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Ruby Rose was literally allergic to playing Batwoman, revealing it left her in “hives” with a “messed up throat”. Rose quit Batwoman in May last year, stunning fans by announcing her departure from the superhero show after a single season. The actor blazed a trail with her role on the CW show, playing out-and-proud vigilante Kate Kane, who takes on the titular superhero mantle. Rumours have abounded about why Rose quit the show and the actor remained vague, although later described the role as “taxing” and said she had to have surgery during filming due to an on-set back injury. … Read more

SPOILERS: Batwoman’s Kate Kane is Back – But Not Played By Ruby Rose

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Batwoman revealed Sunday night (21 March) that Wallis Day will now star as Kate Kane following the abrupt departure of Ruby Rose. Rose quit the history-making role as the out-and-proud Kane last year, with reports at the time suggesting it was down to an on-set injury. As the CW show sped into its second season without Rose, the cape and cowl were passed to bisexual actor Javicia Leslie, becoming the franchise’s first Black Batwoman as she plays original character, Ryan Wilder. But viewers were left with one burning question: “What ever happened to Kate Kane?” Fans were finally given their … Read more

New Batwoman Javicia Leslie Wants More Trans Superheroes

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Batwoman star Javicia Leslie has delivered a powerful rallying cry for diversity on screen, saying she wants to see more trans superheroes in the spotlight. The actor, who made her debut Sunday (17 January) as new Batwoman Ryan Wilder in the show’s second season opener after Ruby Rose quit her role as Kate Kane, told the Washington Post that representation in superhero shows is essential. Leslie said her character will be “completely different” from Rose’s, but she confirmed that the new iteration of Batwoman will also be gay. “Batwoman [is] gay in the comics,” Javicia Leslie said. “I think that … Read more

TV: Batwoman Drops New Trailer

Javicia Leslie as Batwoman

Batwoman has dropped a new teaser trailer for its second season, giving fans a first look at Javicia Leslie pulling on her iconic Batsuit. Leslie bagged the lead role after actor Ruby Rose left The CW series after just one season, and is set to become the first-ever Black Batwoman when the second series airs in January 2021. She will play Ryan Wilder, who begins the series living in her van and takes over the iconic bat cape from billionaire Kate Kane. It was revealed in October that although Wilder will at first wear the same suit as Kane, she … Read more

Bi Actor To be the First Black Batwoman

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Bisexual actor Javicia Leslie has been revealed as the first-ever Black Batwoman, picking up the cape and mantle from Ruby Rose. Rose quit Batwoman in May, stunning fans by announcing her departure from the queer superhero show after just one season. The TV star had blazed a trail with the CW show, playing the out-and-proud vigilante Kate Kane, who takes on the titular superhero mantle. In June, a leaked casting call showed that the show was looking to cast a character named Ryan Wilder, creating a new Batwoman rather than recasting Kate Kane. Full Story from Pink News

TV: Batwoman to Avoid “Bury Your Gays” Trope

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Batwoman showrunner Caroline Dries has said that they will not ill off Ruby Rose’s Kate Kane character because they are aware of the Bury Your Gays trope. “Bury Your Gays” refers to the trope in fictional stories where LGBT+ characters die or meet an unhappy ending. When Ruby Rose announced that she would not be returning for the second season of the CW series, there was some speculation that they would kill her character off – but the writers veered away from such a move to avoid falling into the much-maligned trope. “As a lesbian who’s been working as a writer for … Read more

TV: Next Batwoman Will Be a New Batwoman, Not Kate Kane


Rose quit Batwoman last month, stunning fans by announcing her departure from the queer superhero show after just one season. The TV star had blazed a trail with the CW show, playing the out-and-proud vigilante Kate Kane, who takes on the titular superhero mantle. Although rumours have abounded about why she quit the role, she later posted on Instagram: “I have stayed silent because that’s my choice for now but know I adore you all. I’m sure the next season will be amazing also.” Now, according to Decider, series bosses have decided to introduce an entirely new lead character rather … Read more

TV: Soap Actor Comes Out as Bi, Throws Hat in Ring for Batwoman

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Soap actor Camryn Grimes has come out as bisexual and thrown her hat into the ring to take on the role of Batwoman from Ruby Rose. Grimes, who currently stars in CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless, made the comments on Twitter after Rose announced she was quitting the show. Following Rose’s announcement, Batwoman producers said they will cast an openly LGBT+ actor to take on the role in the show’s second season. So, some fans were confused when Grimes – who many had assumed to be straight – said she wanted to take on the role. Full … Read more

TV: Who Will Be the New Batwoman?

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Ruby Rose announced this week that she will not be returning to Batwoman for season two, and some high profile stars are already talking about replacing her. The CW series kicked off last year with Rose, who is a lesbian, in the titular role – but this week it was revealed that she will not be returning to the set and her character will be recast. When Batwoman producers said they will cast an openly LGBT+ star in the role, two high-profile figures threw their hats into the ring: Brooklyn Nine-Nine actress Stephanie Beatriz and WWE star Sonya Deville. Full … Read more