IT CAN’T BE TRUE!
IT JUST CAN’T BE!
“I have made the very difficult decision to not return to Batwoman next season,” Rose said in a statement “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.”
It’s so unfair it must have been you horrid Alt Right Nazi Trolls driving my girl away!!!
(Play sad music)
The producers haven’t commented as to why and neither has she.
Okay, one of two things is going on here. Usually, when an actor quits a hit show, they have a line on a movie career. I am 100% certain that that is NOT what is in play here. For one thing Batwoman is not a hit and for another nobody is beating down Ruby Rose’s door. She only sells to the Tumblrina crowd.
One possibility is that Rose has jumped ship before it sinks. Sensible thing to do. Batwoman is going to get an encore season despite the horrible ratings because CW doesn’t want to deal with the SJW backlash from canceling it, (that is how Agent Carter got a second season). But that is all Batwoman is going to get. After that Rose is toxic to casting directors despite whatever feminist credentials you might get from hiring her. It looks better when you jump ship from a successful (which is to say renewed) series.
The other is that Rose is actually leaving for health reasons. She literally broke her neck during production and had a rough recovery. She may have decided (rightfully) that she isn’t cut out for action and she isn’t. She just isn’t, she doesn’t have the conscious proprioception and it doesn’t look like it would it hurt if she punched you.
However, she has sent up a few smoke signals indicating this is not the case.
“Doing a network drama is one of the hardest acting jobs, and not everyone is well equipped to handle the intensity and long hours involved. I hear Rose, whose most extensive previous TV gig was a nine-episode arc on Orange Is the New Black, was not happy, and the show’s team was not happy to a point where no one could see this going for another season. It was not a good fit, and the studio and the star opted to part ways.”
The producers say they are going to recast but I wouldn’t be surprised if Warner Brothers just pulls the plug. It’s not like it was a ratings monster and now they have a perfect excuse to nuke it now.
All of which leaves the question; what will I hate watch now?
Okay, I’m done here.