Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Casting News - Ruby Rose Exits The CW's 'Batwoman' After One Season; Plus 1 More Update!

Casting News - May 19, 2020

AMC's Kevin Can F**k Himself and The CW's Batwoman.

  • In a major surprise, Ruby Rose has exited the cast of the drama after one season. She played Kate Kane aka Batwoman, the title character in the latest extension of the superhero universe from Greg Berlanti on The CW. The role will be recast for the second season. The broadcast network ordered the second season earlier this year and announced this week that it would continue to lead off Sunday nights starting in January 2021.
  • Rose released the following statement: "I have made the very difficult decision to not return to Batwoman next season. 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."
  • The CW, Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions released this joint statement: "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. 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."
  • Raymond Lee and Brian Howe will co-star on the upcoming dramedy starring Annie Murphy and Eric Petersen. Lee previously starred in HBO's one-season drama Here and Now and next recurs on HBO Max's upcoming comedy Made for Love. Howe has recurred on FX's Justified, HBO's Vice Principals and NBC's Chicago Fire.
  • Lee will play Sam Beverly. Strong, cool and handsome with a "Brooklyn Hipster-lite" vibe, he is a recent returnee to Worcester where he has opened an upscale diner. He and Allison (Murphy) have a history.
  • Howe will play Pete McRoberts, Kevin's (Petersen) father. Formerly in the seminary, he's now usually seen sitting in a comfy chair that long ago formed to his particular shape. One of the guys, happy and with a somewhat chauvinistic sense of humor, he - like his son - has never grown up.