In an Instagram post on Wednesday, accompanied by a fan-made video, Rose — who announced her split from the CW superhero drama last week — said: “Thank you everyone for coming on this journey. If I mentioned everyone it would be 1000 tags… but Thank you to the cast, crew, producers and studio.” She added that “it wasn’t an easy decision but those who know, know. I didn’t want to not acknowledge everyone involved and how big this was for TV and for our community. I have stayed silent because that’s my choice for now but know I adore you all. I’m sure next season will be amazing also.”
UPDATE: Rose also addressed reports that she underestimated and thus eventually balked at the long hours required to star in a weekly TV series that shoots in Vancouver. Responding to a disgruntled fan in the comments section, the actress wrote, “Don’t believe everything you read by anon sources online. Also I lived in Vancouver for a year working on the mountains when I was 18 because I love that city! I’ve also worked in other places in Canada.. perfect beautiful country.” (In a May 19 statement, producers Berlanti Prods. and Warner Bros. Television said, “[We] thank Ruby for her contributions to the success of our first season and wish her all the best.”)
Batwoman was long ago renewed for a second season, to premiere in early 2021, and Rose’s lead role of Kate Kane/Batwoman will be recast with another LGBTQ actress. In a recent TVLine poll, 29 percent said they think Batwoman should explain the change of appearance on-screen, by somehow giving the Scarlet Knight herself a new face.