The Australian actress Ruby Rose is to leave her role as comic book superhero Batwoman after just one series.
Rose said it had been a “very difficult decision” not to return to the show, which is shown in the UK on E4.
Batwoman, which began on the CW network last year, is the first superhero show to have an openly gay lead character.
Its producers said they were “firmly committed” to the show’s “long-term” future and would re-cast the role with another member of the LGBTQ community.
Rose, who is openly gay, said she was “truly grateful… to everyone who made season one a success”.
The 34-year-old said she had “the utmost respect” for everyone involved and that the decision to leave had not been “made lightly”.