Javicia Leslie Responds to “Batwoman” Cancellation

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In the wake of The CW’s cancellation of “Batwoman” after three seasons, star Javicia Leslie is speaking out. Leslie, who joined the show as Ryan Wilder in season two after Ruby Rose left the series in season one, reflected on her journey playing Gotham City’s masked hero in an emotional Instagram post. While the star is sad to see the series end, she makes it clear that she is proud to be a part of such an all-encompassing superhero show.

“The Most High continues to amaze me!” she started her long Instagram post. “I learned that words have power and we speak our lives into existence. Well, I spoke this role in my life, and what an honor it was to see it play out exactly as it was intended for Family, this Bat team is ours.. HERstory is made and it can never be taken.”

Leslie went on to praise the show’s cast and crew, as well as its passionate fan base. “Working with such an amazing crew and cast makes it feel like play EVERY DAY! Thank you to our entire production team in Vancouver, our LA peeps who keep the stories going, our big wigs who believed we could really do this, and our amazing cast who put their hearts on screen every episode!” she wrote. “And for the fans… WOW… I get tears just thinking about all your messages, tweets, DMs and letters!! You all reminded me why what we do is so important. @ViolaDavis said recently in an interview then asked why representation is important: “Because you need to see a physical manifestation of your dream. There’s something about seeing someone who looks like you that makes it more tangible.” …cheers to what’s to come.’

Showrunner Caroline Dries initially announced the news about the show’s cancellation on Friday. “Just received the sad news that “Batwoman” will not see an S4. I am disappointed, 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. Thanks, fans! We love you,” she tweeted.

Shortly after the season three finale aired in March, Dries revealed to TVLine that while she hoped The CW would renew “Batwoman” for season four, the finale could also work as a series finale if needed. “I think you can see from the way the stories come to a satisfying conclusion that if this was the end, it feels like we’ve answered enough questions and then created one big question as well,” she said. “That was important to me because the show and each of these individual characters are so important to me that I wanted to give them their appropriate last moment.”

Image Source: Dean Buscher/The CW

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