Dougray Scott Leaves 'Batwoman' After Two Seasons
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The 'Mission: Impossible 2' actor will not return as Kate Kane's father for the upcoming third season as the superhero series shifts focus to new lead character Ryan Wilder.

AceShowbiz - Actor Dougray Scott has bowed out of TV superhero drama "Batwoman" after two seasons.

The "Mission: Impossible 2" star will not be reprising his role as Jacob Kane, the incarcerated father of Kate Kane, for season three after showrunner Caroline Dries decided his story arc had "run its course."

Scott did not appear in the season two finale of "Batwoman", which aired in the U.S. on Sunday (27Jun21), but Dries told, "We ended up being able to really write to a good ending for Jacob, just kind of knowing in advance that's what we were going to do... It allowed us to give Dougray some really rich stuff toward the end."

She added in a statement, "Having Dougray Scott as Jacob Kane on Batwoman was incredibly special for all of us."

"An actor with his pedigree and reputation elevates any project, and he had great chemistry with his castmates. We loved telling Commander Kane's story for the last two seasons, and we will always leave the door open to have him return. We wish him the very best!"

Sunday's episode also marked the departure of Kate Kane, a role originally played by Ruby Rose in season one, before Wallis Day stepped in as her replacement for season two, which shifted focus to new lead character Ryan Wilder, portrayed by Javicia Leslie.

Season three is set to premiere in October (21).

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