Why Ruby Rose 'Batwoman' Question Caused 'Jeopardy!' Views to Freak Out

Tuesday's episode of Jeopardy! had quite the timely and coincidental question about Ruby Rose and her role as the title character on The CW's Batwoman. Unfortunately, the actress had announced she was stepping away from the show after just one season barely an hour before Alex Trebex read the clue.

It was the first new Jeopardy! episode in two weeks. But the question and its timing is a mere coincidence. The episode was taped months ago with Jeopardy! having to shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Viewers at home, though, were stunned to see the question, with one person wrote, "What a day for @Jeopardy to post this clue." Another viewer tweeted out, "that Ruby Rose clue did not age well."

The $600 question for TV In 2020 was, "Bruce Wayne is missing, and Ruby Rose dons the cowl as this title CW superhero who's no mere girl?"

In a statement regarding her exit from Batwoman, Rose said it was not an easy decision to make. She did not offer any specific reason for why she is leaving, but said her love for her cast and production made it tough to walk away after just one season. Rose added she was "beyond appreciative" of the opportunity to play the superhero. Warner Brothers Television, The CW and Berlanti Productions also all sent their thanks to Rose for her contributions and wished her the best.


All three will now be tasked with finding another leading lady for Season 2 after The CW renewed the show. They said they are "firmly committed" to following through with their plans for the next installment and that they are eager to begin the process of finding "a new lead actress and member of the LGBTQ community, in the coming months," to follow in Rose's footsteps.

As for Rose, who has been sporting a unique blue and pink hairstyle while in quarantine, what's next for her remains up in the air. She doesn't have anything on the books for another television show. In regards to upcoming movies, which remain a huge question with production studios coming to a halt the past few months, she has a few that are in post-production, including SAS: Red Notice and The Doorman. She also is lending her voice in the animated horror-comedy Cranston Academy: Monster Zone.