The information of Ruby Rose’s departure from Batwoman Season 2 not solely left the way forward for the Kate Kane character up within the air, but additionally all the world of the present, which is constructed across the relationships Kate has together with her buddies, household, and colleagues. Now that we all know Javicia Leslie will be stepping up to take the Batwoman mantle in Season 2, and that she can be taking part in Ryan Wilder, we’re determined to know if she’ll be bringing every other new characters together with her. Effectively, we simply acquired one other main casting announcement: The CW has employed Dominion actress Shivani Ghai to play Safiyah Sohail, one in all Batwoman’s lovers from the comics, who has a historical past with Alice within the Batwoman TV present.
A lot of what we find out about Safiyah within the comics is backstory. We all know that she was the chief of the pirate island of Coyana and that she and Kate Kane had been lovers for a yr again within the day. Later, Safiyah takes management of a corporation devoted to the Hindu goddess Kali, generally known as the Many Arms of Demise. Within the Batwoman TV present, the story has been hinting that Safiyah could have a bigger function within the collection shifting ahead for some time. In spite of everything, it was Safiyah who employed the Rifle to acquire a weapon that may penetrate the Batsuit.
In response to TVLine, Ghai’s Safiyah can be a recurring character in Season 2. The official character describes: “[She is a] fiercely protecting ruler of a small group on the island of Coryana. A girl with as many enemies as aliases, she is compassionate and charismatic with each bodily and psychological prowess. She is beloved by her folks and can cease at nothing to guard what’s hers. Nobody goes unnoticed by Safiyah, particularly on the subject of those that have encountered the Desert Rose.” Safiyah sounds very cool. I’m curious to see what her relationship with Ryan will seem like.
Talking to TVLine about ready till Season 2 to carry on the character, Batwoman showrunner Caroline Dries stated: “I didn’t need to carry her on in Season 1, as a result of I believe she would have gotten misplaced with Hush and all of the cool stuff we had been doing with Batwoman coming into her personal, and clearly Batwoman and Alice. So we simply hinted at her. However now that we’ve established her as an individual that Alice is afraid of, I’m excited to carry her in because the Huge Unhealthy, at the least from Alice’s perspective, as a result of she’s the one individual, we’ll discover out, is aware of how Alice’s thoughts works, and is ready to manipulate her.”