Ruby Rose, the star of the CW’s “Batwoman,” has decided to leave the television series ahead of its already announced second season. This Unexpected move came just 2 days after the season 1 finale aired.
“I have made the very difficult decision to not return to Batwoman next season,” said Rose in a statement. “This was not a decision I made lightly as I have the utmost respect for the cast, crew and everyone involved with the show in both Vancouver and in Los Angeles. I am beyond appreciative to Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Caroline Dries for not only giving me this incredible opportunity, but for welcoming me into the DC universe they have so beautifully created. Thank you Peter Roth and Mark Pedowitz and the teams at Warner Bros. and The CW who put so much into the show and always believed in me. Thank you to everyone who made season one a success – I am truly grateful.”
After Rose revealed last September that she had undergone emergency surgery for two herniated discs, questions arose as to which project had contributed to the injuries she sustained. But Rose’s decision “had nothing to do with her health or injury.”
“Batwoman” season 1 averaged a 0.5 rating among adults 18-49 after seven days of delayed viewing, putting it in a tie for third behind “The Flash” and the final season of “Arrow” in the CW rankings. Total viewership-wise, the show’s freshman season averaged 1.7 million viewers in Live+7.
The series started off with a high of near two million viewers but lost over a million viewers in the next episodes with things especially crashing following the Crisis On Infinite Earths event crossover last year.
Batwoman Season 1 has a 13% low Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score, It also has one of the worse Imdb rating average of 3.5.
As Ruby Rose has now officialy quit the show, Is "Batwoman Season 2" going to improve its ratings? Well, thats a hard question to answer as viewers not only blame the bad acting but also the pathetic writing. We analysed a lot of viewers opinion and 7 out of 10 were found blaming the poor writing and screenplay but also surprisingly they were blaming the sub-average acting as well. The DC fans were not only fumed with sub-par acting but also the character, as in their popular opinion they termed the show as more of a "Batwoman Parody". So It will be very hard to say if the show is gonna improve the ratings in season 2 as Warner Bros. Television and The CW are still planning to go ahead with similar character of Batwoman.
This event has also given an opportunity and time for the show producers to hire some good writers and made some changes in the shows cast and crew.
“Warner Bros. Television, The CW and Berlanti Productions thank Ruby for her contributions to the success of our first season and wish her all the best,” said Warner Bros. TV, the CW and Berlanti Productions in a joint statement. “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.”
The exact reason of Ruby Rose leaving the show remains unclear. But the show will go on: Warner Bros., the studio behind “Batwoman,” and the CW have both committed to creating a second season with a new series lead.
The CW had in January renewed “Batwoman” and a dozen other series for the 2020-2021 season.
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