‘Batwoman’ Slashed by The CW After Three Seasons

Batwoman Season 3 (Credit: The CW)

Gotham City will need a new hero now that Batwoman is gone.

Showrunner Caroline Dries announced Friday on Twitter, that the series will not be picked up for a fourth season. “I am bummed, but full of gratitude. What an honor to make 51 episodes,” Dries wrote.

The DC Comics drama aired its final episode of season 3 just last month. The series followed Kate Kane and her alter ego Ryan Wilder as they became vigilantes fighting crime in Gotham City.

Batwoman premiered in 2019, with actress Ruby Rose leading the cast as Kate Kane.

For the second season, Javicia Leslie was cast as Ryan Wilder, a former criminal who assumes the Batwoman identity following Kate’s disappearance. The casting change came after Rose departed at the end of the first season, later saying in an Instagram Story that they were fired for complaining about unsafe conditions on set.

Leslie became the first Black actress to play Batwoman. Additional cast members included Rachel Skarsten, Meagan Tandy, Nicole Kang, Camrus Johnson, Victoria Cartagena, Robin Givens, and Nick Creegan.

Javicia Leslie also reacted to the CW series’ cancellation announcement. Leslie wrote on Instagram: “HERstory was made and it can never be taken.”

Before putting the Batwoman suit on, Leslie starred in the drama series God Friended Me and had roles in BET drama films. As for what’s next, all she had to say was “cheers to what’s next.”

Batwoman was produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Caroline Dries developed the series and served as executive producer along with Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Geoff Johns.

Season 3 averaged about 760,000 total viewers and a 0.2 demo rating, down nearly 20 percent in audience from its second season, according to TV Line.