Ruby Rose's Batwoman character to be replaced by new crimefighter

Ruby Rose visits "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller Center in New York City, Aug. 8, 2018. Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images / Files

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Batwoman bosses are hunting for a completely new character to replace Ruby Rose’s Kate Kane on the hit TV show.

The Australian actress announced she had quit the series after just one season last month, prompting producers to quickly respond and assure fans they were going ahead with the show and recasting the lead.

Now, according to a casting notice posted on Reddit, Rose and her character will both be wiped from the call sheet – and her replacement will portray a new character, called Ryan Wilder.

“She’s likable, messy, a little goofy, and untamed,” a description reads. “With no one in her life to keep her on track, Ryan spent years as a drug-runner, dodging the GCPD (Gotham City Police Department) and masking her pain with bad habits. Today, reformed and sober, Ryan lives in a van with her plant.

“A girl who would steal milk from an alley cat and could also kill you with her bare hands, Ryan is the most dangerous type of fighter: highly skilled and wildly disciplined.”

Like Ruby Rose’s Kane, Wilder will be “an out lesbian” and “very much not your stereotypical All-American hero”.

The casting notice encourages all LGBTQ+ actors to try out for the role.

Announcing her decision to walk away from the show, Rose wrote: “This was not a decision I made lightly as I have the utmost respect for the cast, crew and everyone involved with the show in both Vancouver and in Los Angeles… Thank you to everyone who made season one a success – I am truly grateful.”

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