Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Stephanie Beatriz has thrown her hat in the ring to become our new Batwoman. The ArrowVerse was dealt a rather big and surprising blow recently when Ruby Rose revealed that she was departing The CW series. The network had already renewed the DC Comics show for season 2 before Rose's departure, so they will now look to recast the role, And Beatriz wants in.
Once news of Ruby Rose's exit which, according to the actress, was "difficult" and wasn't a decision made "lightly," Stephanie Beatriz jumped on Twitter to voice her desire. "*reads everything about Batwoman," her first tweet on the matter read. Then, responding to a fan in the thread, Beatriz revealed that she already dyed her hair read recently, in something of a happy accident.
"Legit dyed my hair red last month"
While the official reason for Ruby Rose's exit has not yet been confirmed, one initial report from Deadline said that the actress was not happy with the long hours and amount of work that comes with being the lead on a network drama. The team behind the show was also said to be unhappy, which led them to believe season 2 would be difficult. Though both sides expressed nothing but gratitude in their official statements on the matter.
It is also worth mentioning that Ruby Rose suffered a major injury while performing a stunt for the show that left her in danger of having lasting paralysis. However, the indication is that the injury was not the reason for her exit. In any event, the show is now in need of a new lead actor
There is no word on how soon the role will be recast. Batwoman season 1 recently wrapped up its run. Originally, season 2 was planned for a fall debut, but The CW has had to push the vast majority of its programming lineup into 2021, given the ongoing production shutdown. But the network is still committed to shooting full seasons once things resume.
Plus, it was recently revealed that the next ArrowVerse crossover event will be Superman and Batwoman. That makes casting a new actor to take on the role of Kate Kane is surely a top priority. At present, no names have officially been revealed to be on the network's radar.
The producers of the series have said they are looking to cast a "member of the LGBTQ community." Ruby Rose broke ground as the first gay lead character on a live-action superhero TV show. For the record, Stephanie Beatriz is openly bisexual. Beatriz has also starred in movies such as Short Term 12 and Pee-wee's Big Holiday, as well as the upcoming musical In the Heights. Some of her other TV credits include Modern Family, BoJack Horseman and Human Discoveries. We'll be sure to keep you posted as the situation develops. For now, feel free to check out the posts from Stephanie Beatriz's Twitter.