The CW’s “Batwoman” has been canceled after three seasons.
News broke on Friday when showrunner Caroline Dries announced the cancellation on her Twitter feed.
“Just got the sad news that #Batwoman will not be seeing [a] S4,” she wrote. “I am bummed but full of gratitude. What an honor to make 51 episodes. So many inspiring, brilliant people contributed to his series.”
She also thanked the show’s cast and crew for their efforts, and the show’s fans. “We love you.”
Just got the sad news that #Batwoman will not be seeing an S4. I am bummed, but full of gratitude. What an honor to make 51 episodes. So many inspiring, brilliant people contributed to this series. Thank you producers, cast and crew. Thank you, fans! We love you. ❤️
— Caroline Dries (@carolinedries) April 29, 2022
In the course of its three-season run, “Batwoman” featured two out iterations of the popular superhero. The show originally featured Ruby Rose as Kate Kane, a millionaire who moonlighted as the caped crusader. Rose exited the show after just one season, later alleging that she’d been driven off by a toxic work environment on set.
Warner Bros., which produced the show, fired back at Rose, alleging that she’d been fired following “multiple complaints” about her on-set behavior.
Following Rose’s exit, Leslie was cast to replace her, becoming the first Black Batwoman.
“It has been an honor. Thank you!” Leslie posted on her Twitter platform Friday, along with a letter expressing her gratitude to the cast and crew, the fans, and the show itself. “The Most High never ceases to amaze me! I was taught that words have power and we speak our life into existence. Well, I spoke this role into my life, and what an honor it has been to watch it play out exactly how it was meant to.”
She continued, “Family, This Bat Team is ours … HERstory was made and it can never be taken.”
She concluded her message by thanking fans for their support over the years, and with a nod to the importance of visibility. “@ViolaDavis recently said in an interview when asked why representation matters: ‘Because you need to see a physical manifestation of your dream. There is something about seeing someone who looks like you that makes it more tangible.”
It has been an honor. Thank you! 🦇 pic.twitter.com/OjbDfXD0YE
— Javicia Leslie (@JaviciaLeslie) April 29, 2022