Breaking Bat News: Batwoman Season 2 Won't Recast Kate Kane, Will Feature New Main Character

In a strange turn of events, it looks like The CW's Batwoman series will not be replacing the character of Kate Kane with a new actress. Instead, the second season of the show will not be focusing on a brand new character that will take up the cowl. Just a couple weeks ago it was reported that Ruby Rose was stepping down before the second season gets underway and that the station would be ultimately replacing her with a new actress. Now word has broken that they've changed their plan. Instead of making things even weirder with a different person taking up the cape and cowl, the show will change focus to a brand new Batwoman. There is no word on casting yet, but it seems that The CW has found a way to write themselves out of quite a dire predicament. Although the show has not been a huge ratings success, they do have a devoted following that will most likely keep watching even after such a major change. 

No one really knows why she left but there have been multiple rumors about in-fighting on the set, long work hours, and the physical demands wearing on their main actor. Yet, it now seems that they've found a way out of the situation. Will recasting work for a series in its second year? Or will it ultimately be too big of a change for its viewership? I guess we'll find out soon enough when the show gets through production of the second season and finally airs on The CW.

THR has reported that there is a new mystery character named Ryan Wilder that might just be a place holder or could be the name of the new Batwoman. Here's the description below....

She’s likable, messy, a little goofy and untamed. She’s also nothing like Kate Kane, the woman who wore the batsuit before her. With no one in her life to keep her on track, Ryan spent years as a drug-runner, dodging the GCPD and masking her pain with bad habits. A girl who would steal milk for an alley cat could also kill you with her bare hands, Ryan is the most dangerous type of fighter: highly skilled and wildly undisciplined. An out lesbian. Athletic. Raw. Passionate. Fallible. And very much not your stereotypical All-American hero.