Batwoman surprised many when Ruby Rose left the project after one season. She played the show’s main protagonist Kate Kane, who would take on the mantle of Batwoman after Bruce Wayne suddenly vanished from Gotham. Suddenly, the second season announced that she’d exit the project with Javicia Leslie taking over. Her character even made a return later on but got recast with Wallis Day taking on the role. Rose has been quiet for quite some time in her absence but that came to an end. She took to Instagram to share he displeasure with working on the project and especially calling out showrunner Caroline Dries in the process.
I’m going to tell the whole world what really happened on that set. I will come for you so what happened to me never happens to another person again. And so I can finally take back my life and the truth. Shame on you.Ruby Rose
It seems that one of Warner Bros. TV’s former head Peter Roth forced her to return to production even after sustaining her injury. In her statement, she highlights that she was blackmailed, as her not returning to set would get the whole crew and cast fired. Seemingly, she was even investigated by a PI hired by Roth after leaving the production. It’s one of the reasons she goes on to talk about the fact that she isn’t happy with people hoping she returns to the project, as she refuses to do so.
I wouldn’t return for any amount of money nor if a gun were to my head. NOR DID I QUIT. I DID NOT QUIT. They ruined Kate Kane and they destroyed Batwoman, not me. I followed orders, and if I wanted to stay I was going to have to sign my rights away. Any threats, any bullying tactics, or blackmail will not make me stand down.Ruby Rose
Deadline highlights that Rose was also facing allegations for her behavior by the studio which ended up with them parting ways. The public statement of leaving the show being her decision is a common PR practice within the industry. It’s certainly not a good look for the series and Warner Bros. We’ll see if something comes of this in the near future.