The role of Kate Kane in The CW’s DC show Batwoman has been recast. The most recent episode, Season 2’s Episode 8, revealed that British actor Wallis Day has replaced Ruby Rose as the character.
Kane was the lead character in Batwoman Season 1. When Rose left the show, Javicia Leslie joined as Ryan Wilder, the new Batwoman, with Kane disappearing following a plane crash at the start of Season 2. However, the most recent episode revealed that Kane survived, and former Krypton star Day has taken on the role.
Leslie is the first Black actor to play Batwoman, and despite Kate Kane’s return to the show, Ryan Wilder will remain as the superhero. However, Kane’s reappearance is something that showrunner Caroline Dries has hinted at for some time. In June last year, she told The Hollywood Reporter that she was resistant to the modern TV trope known as ‘Bury Your Gays,’ that has seen a disproportionate number of LGBTQ+ characters killed off.
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