The CW’s has found their new Kate Kane in Wallis Day. Day is a British actress known for her work on Krypton, The Royals, and Infinite.
Showrunner Caroline Dries told TVLine the following about the casting:
Wallis Day is going to be playing our altered version of Kate Kane, and she’s an amazing actress. I’m excited for you guys to see the journey that she endures.
This is what Day herself had to say about the casting, on Twitter:
Super excited to finally announce I’m joining the cast of Batwoman. I’m sure you can imagine how much this means to me and how incredible it’s been working on the show so far. Everyone’s made me feel so welcome and it’s amazing being back home with my DC family 🦇♥️ https://t.co/UJpkF1uAAC
— Wallis Day (@wallisday) March 22, 2021
Furthermore, when EntertainmentWeekly asked Dries when it came to casting this new Kate, what made Wallis the right actor for the job, Dries replied with the following:
I believe she auditioned for Ryan Wilder. So when I met her via Zoom audition —those super awkward Zoom auditions — she was super cool and had great swagger and poise, and I just really liked her. At the same time, I believe there was sort of like this internet campaign — I don’t know how widespread it was, but it got my attention — that Wallis should be Kate Kane, and she does sort of look a lot like Kate Kane, so it drew me to her. And ultimately when we were going through the audition process again, her name rose to the surface, and she just killed her audition, so we went with her. But it helped that I had known her previously just from those past auditions.
Three years after billionaire philanthropist Bruce Wayne and his vigilante alter-ego, Batman disappeared, his cousin Kate Kane sets out to overcome her demons and become a symbol of hope by protecting the streets of Gotham City as Batwoman. Following the season 1 finale, friends and family hold on to hope that Kate may still be found. Meanwhile, a homeless 25-year-old named Ryan Wilder stumbles upon Kate’s Batsuit.