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Batwoman showrunner tries to ease fans’ fears over new character taking the lead

June 11th, 2020 by Marc Comments

With the recent news that Batwoman star Ruby Rose has quit before filming of Season 2 commenced and then that a new character was to be created  – Ryan Wilder – to take over the role (here), fans have been wondering what this would mean for the show.

But not just the show, there was fear that the LGBTQ lead character of Batwoman, AKA Kate Kane, would be forgotten and her sexuality brushed under the carpet.

However, now showrunner Caroline Dries has come out (below) to  fans to assure them that this will not happen and to give them a tease to what direction the story will now take.

“As a lesbian who’s been working as a writer for the past 15 years,” Dried wrote,  “I’m well aware of the ‘Bury Your Gays’ trope and I have no interest in participating in it… Like you, I love Kate Kane — she’s the reason I wanted to do the show. We’ll never erase her.”

She then added that Kate’s disappearance will be written into the show and will become part of the ongoing story of the show.

What do you all think? Are you excited for these developments or are you or are you worried that this will be certain doom for the show?

Let me know your thoughts, guys…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….