Batwoman Finally Reveals Who's Taking Over Ruby Rose's Kate Kane Role

Find out who is taking on the role of Batwoman's Kate Kane following Ruby Rose's departure and what fans can expect to learn about the character this season.

By Elyse Dupre Mar 22, 2021 12:49 PMTags
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Batwoman has found its new Kate Kane.

Wallis Day confirmed she's taking on the role in a post shared to Instagram on March 21.

"Super excited to finally announce I'm joining the cast of Batwoman," the 26-year-old actress wrote. "I'm sure you can imagine how much this means to me and how incredible it's been working on the show so far. It's a huge responsibility stepping into the shoes of a character that's already been established and it's a journey I'm looking forward to being a part of and hoping you guys do too. Everyone's made me feel so welcome and it's amazing being back home with my DC family."

As fans will recall, Ruby Rose was originally cast to play Kate but left The CW series after the first season. Javicia Leslie then stepped in as Ryan Wilder, who takes over as Batwoman after Kate's disappearance. 

According to Deadline, fans discovered at the end of the March 21 episode that Kate is alive but injured after her plane crashed in the beginning of season two. The publication noted the second half of this season is going to reveal where Kate has been all of this time and what the future holds for the character.

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Per the outlet, Leslie will continue to be Batwoman. She is the first Black actress to play the iconic superhero in a live-action television series or movie. Meanwhile, Deadline reported Day will play an "altered version of Kate."

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Ruby reacted to the casting news in a statement shared to her Instagram Story, which read, "I'm sorry I didn't congratulate @wallisday yesterday. I knew about the casting beforehand and didn't know when it aired so i forgot to."

The Orange Is the New Black alum continued, "But I'm stoked for her! I'm seeing all the things I'm tagged in with people sad or wondering how I felt .. I feel great I have nothing but good vibes."

Day has starred in a comic book-inspired series before, including Krypton. She also appeared on TV shows like The Royals and Jekyll & Hyde.

Batwoman airs Sunday nights at 8:00 p.m. ET on The CW.