CW's Batwoman broke ground after being one of TV's first superhero series that stars a queer actor playing a queer lead role. But after star Ruby Rose's unexpected departure earlier this week, many people have questions about the fate of the show — especially about who will play the role of badass lesbian vigilante Kate Kane.
For their part, Warner Brothers, Berlanti Productions, and CW have spoken out on their plans. "The studio and network are firmly committed to Batwoman’s second season and long-term future, and we — along with the show’s talented creative team — look forward to sharing its new direction, including the casting of a new lead actress and member of the LGBTQ community, in the coming months," they said in a joint statement.
Thankfully, we have a few suggestions.
The actress and bi-icon would make a perfect addition to DC and The CW's Arrowverse since she's already used to being a total badass on Brooklyn Nine-Nine! Plus, according to her Twitter feed, she's already interested in everything there is to know about Batwoman!
*reads everything about Batwoman
— Stephanie Beatriz (@iamstephbeatz) May 20, 2020
When the introduction of Batwoman into the Arrowverse was first announced a few years ago, many fans originally wanted Ruby Rose's fellow Orange Is the New Black alum Samira Wiley to play the part! Since Rose just exited the series, now would be a perfect time to make the casting!
samira wiley should’ve been batwoman
— animal crossing: sparks horizons (@kyliesparks) August 7, 2018
The queer actress is already a fan-favorite because of her role as Waverly on SyFy's Wynonna Earp, so casting her as Kate Kane in Batwoman would bring together two massive fandoms! Plus, a queer actress playing two iconic, geeky queer roles would be TV-making history!
Since The CW is already looking for a new person to take over the Batwoman mantle, why not keep the search within the cast? Meagan Tandy, who plays Crows agent and Ruby's love interest Sophie Moore on the series, is plenty badass herself and would definitely make for an amazing superhero!
Thank You Batwoman pic.twitter.com/ADqfD2zH1U
— Meagan Tandy (@meagantandy) May 17, 2020
Cara, who already starred in another popular DC title (the 2016 blockbuster Suicide Squad, where she played Enchantress), has a ton of titles under her acting belt, so seeing her lead a fun, action-packed superhero series would be a queer dream come true!!
— cjdisthequeen (@cjdisthequeen) May 20, 2020