While the Arrowverse was in a state of change following the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event, a behind-the-scenes change shook things up even further. When Batwoman star Ruby Rose stepped down before the season one finale, producers scrambled to come up with a new narrative to propel the series forward. The answer came in the form of Javicia Leslie‘s game-changing Ryan Wilder. However, as first revealed by TVLine, it appears the character previously portrayed by Ruby Rose is being recast.
Per the initial report, The Royals alum Wallis Day will take over the role of Kate Kane in the Arrowverse moving forward. The actress has previous experience within the DC TV arena following her appearance as Nyssa-Vex in Krypton. In a statement accompanying the report, Batwoman showrunner Caroline Dries explains the recasting.
“Wallis Day is going to be playing our altered version of Kate Kane, and she’s an amazing actress,” Dries says. “I’m excited for you guys to see the journey that she endures.”
Javicia Leslie’s Ryan Wilder is well into her turn as Batwoman with a bevy of season two episodes already premiering on the CW. The actress has been met with acclaim by both critics and social media users alike. Debuting in the live-action medium, Wilder’s interpretation of the character offers viewers a more inclusive superheroine.
In addition to her roles in Krypton and The Royals, Wallis Day is known for her work on the hit shows Jekyll and Hyde and Casanova. Up next, the actress will appear in Antoine Fuqua’s upcoming film Infinite, alongside Mark Wahlberg and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
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Batwoman stars Javicia Leslie as Ryan Wilder, Camrus Johnson as Luke Fox, Rachel Skarsten as Alice, Meagan Tandy and Sophie Moore, Nicole Kang as Mary Hamilton, and Dougray Scott as Colonel Jacob Kane.
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