The San Diego Comic-Con has lost another talent. Following the news that some of the Game of Thrones actors and creators won’t be able to attend, Batwoman star Ruby Rose says she won’t make it either.
On her Instragram, the actress says: “I come with bad news, sad news. I will unfortunately not be able to make it to Comic-Con this year, and it is devastating. I have wanted to go to Comic-Con for a million years and never did I think that I would be invited as a guest and to be speaking on two incredible panels, let alone have my face blasted everywhere… and hotel keys, and the side of a hotel and an elevator. My face is literally everywhere, but I’m not gonna be there, which stinks a lot.
“But just know that we tried everything that we could humanly to be there. It wasn’t really until now we realized there really wasn’t any other way to finish this episode, this ambitious episode that we’re doing, and create this amazing show that really is special. And we really want you to love it and be proud of it and be entertained and to laugh and to cry and to be empowered, and that means, in this particular instance, I go to work and bring Kate Kane and Batwoman to the screen.”
The world premiere of the Batwoman pilot was held on Wednesday night at Comic-Con, and then the panel for the show will be held on Saturday, July 20 at 10:30 a.m. in Ballroom 20.
Batwoman is premiering on The CW Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 8:00-9:00pm ET/PT and will be followed by Supergirl (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT).
David Nutter, who has helmed Game of Thrones, Arrow and The Flash, directed the Batwoman series pilot. Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries) serves as the showrunner for the series. Ruby Rose (The Meg, Orange is the New Black) appeared as Batwoman in The CW’s three-episode Elseworlds crossover in December 2018.
Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly-trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.
Caroline Dries is executive producer and writer of the Batwoman series, which is also executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Geoff Johns, and Nutter. Directing and also executive producing is Marcos Siega. The series, based on the characters from DC, comes from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.