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The Batwoman series has already found a replacement for Ruby Rose. The actress had announced, to everyone's surprise, that she was leaving the program at the end of her first season, despite rave reviews about her interpretation of the cult character from the DC universe. And fans were worried about the direction the series was going to take: new character for a new actress? Or simple recasting for Kate Kane, the alter ego of the bat woman. They now have the answer: Javicia Leslie ( God Friended Me , Family Business ) will be Ryan Wilder, the first black woman to wear the character's costume. "

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What will not change, however, is the concern for diversity that drives the production: Javicia Leslie is bisexual, and proudly claims it. "I am extremely proud to be the first black actress to play the iconic role of Batwoman on television and as a bisexual woman, I am honored to join this avant-garde series for the LGBTQ + community," he said. she declared in a press release relayed by E! Online.

Change of direction

After the very serious and somber Kate Kane, the creators of Batwoman and the Arrowverse (the television universe of which the series is a part, with Arrow , The Flash , or Legends of Tomorrow ) chose to create a lighter character. "Ryan Wilder will become Batwoman. She is adorable, messy, a little clumsy and wild. And it has nothing to do with Kate Kane, who wore the costume before her, "announces the production press release very clearly.

In a post on Twitter, the producer of the series, Caroline Dries, had promised last June that the character of Kate Kane would not completely disappear from the universe and that the mystery of her disappearance "will be part of season 2".


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