When Batwoman returns for Season 2 next year, it’ll be without Season 1’s titular character. Ruby Rose, who played Kate Kane/Batwoman, departed the show shortly after the Season 1 finale aired. Now, a new character named Ryan Wilder (Javicia Leslie) will take on the cowl. Before she does, though, there will be a bit of a redesign.
During Batwoman’s DC FanDome panel, showrunner Caroline Dries said the costume will be changed early in Season 2, offering a little bit of insight into what fans should expect. “It’s going to be a little bit of an evolution, we’re going to see the suit evolve early on in the season,” she said. “Ryan is like, ‘For me to feel empowered in this thing, it needs to feel like I’m representing something that I’m fighting for.'”
Much like with Kate Kane, Dries said it’s important that “Ryan isn’t hiding what makes her awesome with a suit.” Given the character’s status as the first Black Batwoman on a live-action TV show or movie, she and Leslie want to make sure that’s honored in the suit.