The CW has recast Ruby Rose’s Kate Kane with a “Krypton” alumni as Wallis Day joins the cast of Batwoman Season 2
The CW has announced plans to recast Kate Kane for Batwoman Season 2. This despite the studio denying those intentions just a few short months ago. In the wake of Ruby Rose’s retirement from the role, the showrunners confirmed that the role would not be recast. Instead, they decided to put a brand new character in the cape and cowl; in the form of Javicia Leslie’s Ryan Wilder.
However, Caroline Dries has been resolute that Kane would not be erased from the story. And for the most part, the move has paid dividends. We have a courageous new Batwoman and the mystery of Kate Kane’s disappearance has been a cornerstone of the series so far. But all that is about to change. With Ruby Rose no longer associated with the series, The CW has moved to cast Wallis Day as the new, altered Kate Kane.
A graduate of fellow DC series Krypton, Day will slip into Rose’s shoes and help tell the story of what happened to the original Batwoman. The most recent episode revealed Kane heavily wrapped in bandages and recovering from life-changing injuries sustained in a plane crash. After enduring severe burns and subsequent plastic surgery, the timing couldn’t be better to bring in a new version of Gotham’s caped crusader.
“Wallis Day is going to be playing our altered version of Kate Kane, and she’s an amazing actress,” showrunner Caroline Dries told TVLine. “I’m excited for you guys to see the journey that she endures.”
While this is exciting news, it does open the debate of why the studio didn’t just recast the role in the first place. At the time, The CW was determined to go in a completely new direction with a new Batwoman. And now, just months later, Wallis Day is confirmed as Ruby Rose’s replacement. It a bizarre move from The CW. And a bold one. But they have a wonderful track record with their DC content, and having our original Batwoman returning to the mix; there are exciting times ahead for the people of Gotham City.
Wallis Day will be making her series debut when the season half of the sophomore season hits our screens. We will be watching!
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