Ruby Rose’s Batwoman replacement is FINALLY revealed as British actress Wallis Day

Ruby Rose announced her shocking exit from the Batwoman series after just one season in May of last year.

And now after much mystery surrounding the whereabouts of her character, her replacement has been revealed.

British actress Wallis Day made her surprise debut appearance as 35-year-old Rose’s character Kate Kane on Sunday night’s episode of Batwoman.

Interesting: Wallis Day (seen left in February 2020) made her surprise debut appearance as Kate Kane on Sunday night's episode of Batwoman

Back in the day: Ruby Rose - who originally played the character - is seen in October 2019

Interesting: Wallis Day (seen left in February 2020) made her surprise debut appearance as Ruby Rose’s (seen right in October 2019) Kate Kane on Sunday night’s episode of Batwoman

Crimefighter: During the first season of the show, Kate became the vigilante Batwoman in Gotham City, but the character ended the run of episodes missing, presumed dead, after a plane crash

Crimefighter: During the first season of the show, Kate became the vigilante Batwoman in Gotham City, but the character ended the run of episodes missing, presumed dead, after a plane crash

The character had been written out of the show as Javica Leslie took over the role of Batwoman but as a new character named Ryan Wilder but the fate of Kate Kane had yet to be revealed.

Day, 26, definitely seemed excited about the surprise news as she posted a news report about her casting on Instagram Sunday with the caption: ‘Super excited to finally announce I’m joining the cast of Batwoman.

‘I’m sure you can imagine how much this means to me and how incredible it’s been working on the show so far.

Kooky: (L-R) Wallis Day, who wore Lark & Berry jewels, joined Emma Weymouth and designer Alice Temperley at the bash

‘It’s a huge responsibility stepping into the shoes of a character that’s already been established’: Day, 26, definitely seemed excited about the surprise news as she posted a news report about her casting on Instagram Sunday, as she is seen in London in December 2019

‘It’s a huge responsibility stepping into the shoes of a character that’s already been established and it’s a journey I’m looking forward to being a part of and hoping you guys do too,’ Day wrote in her caption. ‘Everyone’s made me feel so welcome and it’s amazing being back home with my DC family.’

During the first season of the show, Kate became the vigilante Batwoman in Gotham City, but the character ended the run of episodes missing, presumed dead, after a plane crash.

The second season saw Javicia Leslie be the first Black actress to play Batwoman on screen after her character, Ryan Wilder, found the famous suit within the wreckage of the plane crash.

Taking the reins: The character had been written out of the show as Javica Leslie took over the role of Batwoman but as a new character named Ryan Wilder but the fate of Kate Kane had yet to be revealed

Taking the reins: The character had been written out of the show as Javica Leslie took over the role of Batwoman but as a new character named Ryan Wilder but the fate of Kate Kane had yet to be revealed

'We worked really hard to come back from what I think people thought would break us': Javicia (seen in February 2020) recently admitted she was 'really proud' of the way the show stepped up after Ruby decided to quit

‘We worked really hard to come back from what I think people thought would break us’: Javicia (seen in February 2020) recently admitted she was ‘really proud’ of the way the show stepped up after Ruby decided to quit

Javicia recently admitted she was ‘really proud’ of the way the show stepped up after Ruby decided to quit.

She told Entertainment Tonight in January: ‘We worked really hard to come back from what I think people thought would break us. I’m really proud of our team for making magic.’

Aussie actress Rose opened up about her decision to leave the show – where she played cousin of Bruce Wayne, Kate Kane – in October 2020, telling Sirius XM’s The Jess Cagle Show that both a back injury and the COVID-19 pandemic made it seem ‘like the right thing to do.’

Rose previously revealed last September that she underwent surgery, after herniating two discs while performing stunts.

Revealing: Aussie actress Rose (seen in May 2020) opened up about her decision to leave the show - where she played cousin of Bruce Wayne, Kate Kane - in October 2020, telling Sirius XM's The Jess Cagle Show that both a back injury and the COVID-19 pandemic made it seem 'like the right thing to do'

Revealing: Aussie actress Rose (seen in May 2020) opened up about her decision to leave the show – where she played cousin of Bruce Wayne, Kate Kane – in October 2020, telling Sirius XM’s The Jess Cagle Show that both a back injury and the COVID-19 pandemic made it seem ‘like the right thing to do’

Upon her departure in May 2020, Rose told The Hollywood Reporter: ‘I have made the very difficult decision to not return to Batwoman next season. 

‘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.’

A source subsequently told TVLine: ‘It wasn’t 100-percent her decision. It was a breakup. She wasn’t happy working on the show, and did that make her fun to work with? No. 

‘So everyone decided it would be in the best interests of the show, and for all concerned, if they parted ways. It just wasn’t a good fit.’

Javicia was announced as the new Batwoman in July.

At the time she told Deadline: ‘I am extremely proud to be the first Black actress to play the iconic role of Batwoman on television, and as a bisexual woman, I am honored to join this groundbreaking show which has been such a trailblazer for the LGBTQ+ community.’ 

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