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BATWOMAN Boss Explains Why the Show isn’t Recasting Kate Kane

June 6, 2020 by  

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Batwoman — Image Number: BWN106b_0016.jpg — “I’ll Be Judge, I’ll Be Jury” — Pictured (L-R): Nicole Kang as Mary Hamilton and Ruby Rose as Kate Kane/Batwoman — Photo: Cate Cameron/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

BATWOMAN boss Caroline Dries addressed the show’s decision to bring a new Batwoman into the mix—rather than recast Kate Kane—during a brief chat with her former boss/colleague Julie Plec during the virtual ATX Television Festival.

“So, to be honest with you, I did consider the soap opera version for a hot minute, selfishly, because we had a couple episodes already written, and transition-wise, it would be seamless [since] we already started breaking season 2,” Dries explained. “But upon further reflection, and [executive producer] Greg [Berlanti] helped me make this call—and he’s way smarter than me about this sort of stuff—he’s like, ‘You know, I think we should just reboot the character in terms of reboot Batwoman as a different character.’ Just to also respect everything that Ruby [Rose] put into the Kate Kane character.”

Rose, who originated her Kate Kane role in the ARROWverse during the 2018 before BATWOMAN launched in 2019, announced in May that she had exited the series following the COVID-shortened first season.

With fans now having to adjust to a new Batwoman, Dries admitted she thought a new character might help them with the transition. “I just think it helps the audience a little bit, too, that we’re not asking them to not address the elephant in the room,” she said. “I’m inventing a whole new character. In her past, she was inspired by Batwoman. She is going to take on the mantle and is completely maybe not be the right person at the time to be doing it. That’s what makes it fun.”

News of an entirely new character leading up the show leaked earlier in the week, when casting sides for “Ryan Wilder” were discovered.


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