Greg Berlanti Confirms a “Significant” Character Will Come Out in the CW’s DC Universe
It'll either be someone on The Flash or Supergirl.
There’s been tons of exciting news out of the “Berlantiverse” of shows (as they’re so lovingly named); not only has a two-part musical episode between Supergirl and The Flash been confirmed, but characters like Miss Martian, Mon-El and Lena Luthor have all been cast for Supergirl‘s second season. Now, there’s going to be an important storyline happening for a “significant” character on one of the CW’s DC universe shows–and executive producer Greg Berlanti has given us a few hints.
While Berlanti isn’t naming names, he did confirm that there will be a character currently on one of the series–not someone joining the show as a new cast member–who will come out as gay this season. He also confirmed it will not be a character on Arrow or Legends of Tomorrow, which leaves The Flash and Supergirl as the remaining two possibilities.
Right now, the buzz seems to be around the potential for one of the Supergirl cast members–with Winn and Alex as the two most likely candidates. While Winn found himself pining after Kara last season, he eventually pursued a somewhat doomed relationship with Siobhan (partly because she later turned into Silver Banshee). Alex, on the other hand, hasn’t had much plot time dedicated to her personal life. According to Berlanti, the storyline was discussed for season one but didn’t wind up happening:
We had a character who we had discussed as a possibility last year internally, and it didn’t materialize. We didn’t get to the story. We just didn’t have enough real estate to deal with it in the way that we wanted to deal with it. So when we were planning this season, we said to the network and the studio that it was a priority for us, and everyone was cool with it.
Berlanti added that the cast member who was brought in on the storyline was positive about the journey for their character, and that the team involved wants it to be dealt with so that “it feels real to us and that it feels real that this character could have been struggling with not expressing this, and then real as they start to discover it, and then, obviously, real as they settle into being who they really are.”
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