‘Batwoman’ Showrunner Claims Introduction of New Lead Was a Way to Respect Ruby Rose

When confirming that Ryan Wilder will take over the crimefighter title in place of Kate Kane, Caroline Dries admits executive producer Greg Berlanti helped her make the call.

AceShowbiz -“Batwoman” showrunner Caroline Dries has confirmed reports the crimefighter will return to TV with a new identity following Ruby Rose‘s shock exit.

The Meg” star quit the TV series after just one season last month and last week it was rumoured that her character would not be recast.

Instead, the show’s creators and writers plan to retire Kate Kane and introduce a new character as Batwoman, Ryan Wilder, when the show returns to TV.

“To be honest with you, I did consider the soap opera version for a hot minute, because selfishly we already had a couple episodes written, and transition-wise it would be seamless,” Dries explained to TV Line. “But upon further reflection, and I think (executive producer) Greg (Berlanti) helped me make this call – he’s like, ‘I think we should just reboot Batwoman as a different character’.”

“We want to respect to everything that Ruby put into the Kate Kane character… and this way also helps the audience, because we’re not asking them to address the elephant in the room by accepting a new face as the same person (sic).”

Dries revealed Wilder is a misfit character who was inspired by Batwoman.

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