Ruby Rosethe openly lesbian actress who starred in the CW's freshman drama series Batwomanis leaving the Warner Bros. TV/Berlanti Prods. drama after one season, Deadline reported.
The series, which already has been renewed for a second season, will continue with the title role getting recast.
Neither Rose nor the Batwoman producers would speak to the reasons for the actress' exit so early into the series' life, although sources indicated that it is not related to the stunt injury she sustained during filming of the first season, which left her facing paralysis and needing emergency surgery.
Batwoman is the first gay lead character, male or female, of a live-action superhero series. Her character came out to Gotham City in an episode of the series' freshman season.
The full Deadline article is at deadline.com/2020/05/ruby-rose-exits-batwoman-dc-the-cw-series-to-recast-iconic-lead-role-season-2-shocker-shakeup-1202938863/ .