BATWOMAN Boss Confirms Kate Will Survive: 'I Have No Interest in Participating in' the 'Bury Your Gays' Trope - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote

BATWOMAN Boss Confirms Kate Will Survive: ‘I Have No Interest in Participating in’ the ‘Bury Your Gays’ Trope

June 10, 2020 by  

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Image Number: Batwoman_1stLook_V5_.jpg — Pictured: Ruby Rose as Batwoman — Photo: JSquared Photography/The CW — © 2018 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved

After BATWOMAN showrunner Caroline Dries confirmed the show would be replacing Kate Kane (played in season 1 by the departing Ruby Rose) with a new Batwoman when the show returns for its second season, rumors circulated about exactly how that would work—including the potential of Kate being killed.

However, in a new statement, Dries confirmed that the show will be keeping Kate alive in season 2, with her disappearance playing a key role in the storytelling.

“As a lesbian who’s been working as a writer for the past fifteen years, I’m well aware of the ‘Bury Your Gays’ trope and I have no interest in participating in it,” Dries said. “That’s why it’s important to me as the showrunner to clarify any misinformation out there about Kate Kane and recasting Batwoman.  Like you, I love Kate Kane – she’s the reason I wanted to do the show.  We’ll never erase her.  In fact, her disappearance will be one of the mysteries of season 2.  I don’t want to give away any of our surprises, but to all our devoted fans, please know that LGBTQ+ justice is at the very core of what Batwoman is and we have no intention of abandoning that.

Dries originally broke her silence during a mini-ATX Television Festival panel over the weekend, speaking of Rose’s exit and why they decided to create a new character. “To be honest with you, I did consider the soap opera version for a hot minute, selfishly, because we had a couple episodes already written, and transition-wise, it would be seamless [since] we already started breaking season 2,” Dries explained at the time. “But upon further reflection, and [executive producer] Greg [Berlanti] helped me make this call—and he’s way smarter than me about this sort of stuff—he’s like, ‘You know, I think we should just reboot the character in terms of reboot Batwoman as a different character.’ Just to also respect everything that Ruby [Rose] put into the Kate Kane character.”

“I just think it helps the audience a little bit, too, that we’re not asking them to not address the elephant in the room,” she continued. “I’m inventing a whole new character. In her past, she was inspired by Batwoman. She is going to take on the mantle and is completely maybe not be the right person at the time to be doing it. That’s what makes it fun.”


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