Earlier this week, it was revealed that actor Ruby Rose has departed from the Batwoman series as the lead actor. The news came after the finale of the first season; and since the show has already been renewed for a second season, The CW ought to find a replacement for Rose. It’s still unclear how the change will be reflected in the series, but Arrow executive producer thinks they could still make the best out of it.
Arrow co-creator Marc Guggenheim served as the showrunner for The CW’s DC crossover events and was key to introducing Ruby Rose’s Kate Kane in Elseworlds, to her own show, then into Crisis on Infinite Earths.
"I was talking to one of the Batwoman writers the other day, and we were saying how, in this, is a great creative opportunity," Guggenheim told Collider. "I think there'll be people who come to the show, quite frankly, just to see how the writers choose to handle this.”
Guggenheim says he’s a “big believer” that a production challenge, whether in cast or logistics, lies a “creative opportunity.” He pointed out that while there are certain limitations and challenges to face, there is a chance for them to do something “new and different.” In fact, Guggenheim thinks coming up with a “clever creative solution” and dealing with things like these is the “fun part of the job.”
There could be ways for them to explain the changes to Kate Kane in the second season. There’s also the possibility that they’ll opt to not address or comment on the changes to be made. Regardless of what they will come up with, Guggenheim and the rest of the crew remains optimistic, and fans ought to look forward to what they deliver for Season 2.
Batwoman Season 2 is currently set to air in 2021 on The CW.