The role of Kate Kane will now be played by…no one. The CW’s Batwoman creator Caroline Dries admits she thought about having a “soap opera” recast for Kate Kane during an ATX Festival at Home Q&A panel.
During the virtual festival, Dries opens up on the decision to start over with a new lead character on Batwoman.
“To be honest with you, I did consider the ‘soap opera version’ [of recasting] for a hot minute, because selfishly we already had a couple episodes written, and transition-wise it would be seamless.But upon further reflection — and I think Greg (Berlanti) helped me make this call — he’s like, ‘I think we should just reboot Batwoman as a different character.”
Interesting how Berlanti planted the seed of the new reality on Batwoman. Dries promises the transition will “respect to everything that Ruby (Rose) put into the Kate Kane character. It also helps the audience, because we’re not asking them to address the elephant in the room.”
Dries also confirms the “Ryan Wilder” casting call is the new Batwoman. Wilder “is maybe not the right person at the time to be doing it, so that’s what makes it fun.” Only time will if her assertion is correct