As well as the news that a musical crossover will happen, a new evil speedster will appear on The Flash and Miss Martian is coming to Supergirl, today’s Television Critics Association press tour also dropped another interesting tidbit about what to expect from the next run of the Arrowverse TV shows.
The Flash and Supergirl exec producer Andrew Kreisberg revealed that “one of the characters on one of the shows is going to explore their sexuality and come out.”
Fellow exec producer Greg Berlanti clarified: “It is a significant character. The only reason we wouldn’t [say] is we really want the audience to enjoy the character developments and not necessarily be ahead of the storyline.”
Supergirl co-creator Sarah Schechter further explained: “It’s a man or a woman, and it’s on one of the four shows.”
So, which DC TV character do we think it is? The word on the grapevine is that it’s Supergirl‘s Winn Schott (as played by Jeremy Jordan). Looks like we’ll have to wait and see if they’re right.
This news is in addition to the announcement that there will be a new CW Seed animated series titled Freedom Fighters: The Ray, which will mark the first gay superhero lead on TV. Just like Vixen did before him, the title character is expected to make the jump to live-action sometime in the future. Here’s the synopsis and teaser image for the new show.
“Raymond “Ray” Terrill was a reporter who discovered a group of government scientists working on a secret project to turn light into a weapon of mass destruction. But before he could report on his findings, the project head exposed Ray to a “genetic light bomb.” The bomb failed to kill him and instead gifted Ray with light-based powers. With these abilities, Ray realized he could go beyond reporting on injustice – he could take action to help stop it. Calling himself The Ray, he was recruited by Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters to fight violence and oppression wherever it exists.”
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