'Batwoman': David Nutter Steps Down From Directing Pilot

Ahead of the reported production start date of the Batwoman pilot next month, the show has lost its initial director. According to a new report from The Wrap, David Nutter has left his post due to personal reasons. The director is best known for directing a few episodes of Game of Thrones, including the infamous "Red Wedding" episode.

In a separate report from Variety, The CW has reportedly tapped Marcos Siega (The Vampire Diaries) to take over the director's chair. Nutter will still stay on board as a producer.

Included with the change directors was news that Dougray Scott had been cast to play Colonel Jake Kane, the father of Kate Kane/Batwoman (Ruby Rose). Scott had originally been tapped to play Wolverine in Fox's X-Men franchise but had to pass because of his role in Mission: Impossible II. Most recently, he appeared in AMC's Fear the Walking Dead.

Though plot details remain scarce when it comes to Batwoman, Rose is ecstatic to be in such a prominent superhero role. The actor previously revealed her excitement when she first got the call she had been cast as the Gotham-based vigilante.

"I get to be Batwoman," Rose said when she was first cast in the role. "I feel like the reason I kept getting so emotional was because growing up watching TV I never saw someone on TV that I could identify with, let alone a superhero. I've always had this saying, well not me, Oscar Wilde, which is 'be yourself because everyone else is taken' and so I always lived by that motto and the second motto when I came into the industry was 'be the person that you needed when you were younger' and I feel like one motto sort of led me to the other and I just kept crying about it."


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As of now, Batwoman has yet to get ordered to series although The CW president Mark Pedowitz has teased a full season order for the show.