Original Batwoman cast member Dougray Scott won’t be returning for Season 3 of the Arrowverse series, where he plays incarcerated Crows commander Jacob Kane.
With the Crows now out of commission and Kate Kane (played by Krypton’s Wallis Day) saying goodbye to Gotham City (subsequent to checking in on her pop, which she said she would do), “this character of Jacob had sort of run its course, for better or for worse,” showrunner Caroline Dries disclosed to EW.com. “We ended up being able to really write to a good ending for Jacob, just kind of knowing in advance that’s what we were going to do…. It allowed us to give Dougray some really rich stuff toward the end.”
“Having Dougray Scott as Jacob Kane on Batwoman was incredibly special for all of us,” Dries also said, in a statement. “An actor with his pedigree and reputation elevates any project, and he had great chemistry with his castmates. We loved telling Commander Kane’s story for the last two seasons, and we will always leave the door open to have him return. We wish him the very best!”
Dries additionally affirmed that, as suggested over, the recently “resurrected” Kate Kane, played in Season 1 by Ruby Rose, is for sure leaving Gotham and the show. “I would never say never because you never know, but for now, that was our farewell to Kate,” she told EW.
Batwoman Season 3 debuts Oct. 13 at 9/8c, presently broadcasting on Wednesdays (and again leading out of Legends of Tomorrow).