“I think some TV shows can get away with it [recasting], but to us it seemed a little wobbly, ”Dries told the LA Times. So I decided, let’s continue the storyline, but let’s introduce this new character who takes the mantle of Batwoman and keep Kate Kane’s legacy on the show and create a mystery around where she’s been and look into the challenge. ”
Rose on the left Batwoman after season 1 for reasons related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) and the stress of his experience working on the show after undergoing back surgery for a failed stunt. Initially there were rumors Batwoman would kill Kate Kane in Season 2, which has left fans worried that the show will continue the “Bury Your Gays” trope.
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Ultimately, however, Dries dismissed the idea, saying, “As a lesbian who has worked as a writer for 15 years, I am familiar with the ‘Bury Your Gays’ trope and have no interest in participating in it. . ”
Instead of, Batwoman will look into the mystery surrounding Kate’s disappearance in the Season 2 premiere, titled “What Happened to Kate Kane?” The episode will follow Kate’s family and friends as they try to figure out where she’s been and why as dangers both old and new to Gotham City. The Season 2 premiere episode will also feature Javicia Leslie as 25-year-old homeless Ryan Wilder who stumbles upon Kate’s old suit and decides to use it to fight crime as Batwoman.
Described as “a sassy and intelligent lesbian with a difficult past,” Ryan comes from a much less privileged background than Kate and sees the Batsuit as “her chance to finally be powerful and no longer a victim as she survives in the tough city streets. ”
When asked how she felt about portraying DC’s first black and lesbian Batwoman on a live TV show, Leslie said, “It’s important to have representation in general. DC fans represent everyone from race to LGBTQ. I think what I love my show so much that each character is a really great representation of everything. ”
Batwoman stars Javicia Leslie, Rachel Skarsten, Meagan Tandy, Camrus Johnson, Dougray Scott and Nicole Kang. Season 2 premieres Sunday, Jan.17 at 8 p.m. ET / PT on The CW.
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Source: LA Times
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