With a new Kate Kane coming to Batwoman, it was inevitable that fans would want to know Ruby Rose’s opinion and she says she has nothing but “good vibes.”
Following the most recent episode of Batwoman, it was revealed that Wallis Day will be taking over the role of Kate Kane in the series. She will be the second actress to portray the television version of the character following Ruby Rose’s departure at the end of season 1.
Rose took to her Instagram stories to share her thoughts on the news, saying “I’m sorry I didn’t congratulate [Wallis Day] yesterday. I knew about the casting beforehand and didn’t know when it aired so I forgot to.” She went on to add, “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.”
The showrunners announced that season two would explore the mystery of what happened to Kate Kane, but it was unclear how that would work; Caroline Dries said early on that she had no intention of ‘erasing’ Kane from the series. With Rose no longer associated with the series, fans voiced their concerns about how it could wrap up without her being in it. Episode eight, however, gave us our answer: following the conclusion of the Safiyah storyline, the last shot of the episode shows us a heavily-bandaged woman wearing a necklace with a red gem–the same one that Kate and Alice had held onto as their last connections to each other. In other words, Kate Kane is alive, but seemingly recovering from severe burns, following her plane crash, and subsequent plastic surgery.
“Wallis Day is going to be playing our altered version of Kate Kane, and she’s an amazing actress,” showrunner Caroline Dries told TVLine. “I’m excited for you guys to see the journey that she endures.”
The second half of Batwoman‘s sophomore season will deal with learning what happened to Kate following the plane crash that supposedly took her life.