‘Supergirl’ to Feature TV’s First Transgender Superhero

Michael Foust | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor | Monday, July 23, 2018
‘Supergirl’ to Feature TV’s First Transgender Superhero

‘Supergirl’ to Feature TV’s First Transgender Superhero

Television soon will have its first transgender superhero, and it will take place in a series that originally was viewed as family-friendly.

The transgender superhero Nia Nal (also known as the “Dreamer”) will join the fourth season of CW’s Supergirl when it debuts this fall. It will be played by Nicole Maines, a transgender actress.

According to The Hollywood Reporter Nia Nal is described as a “soulful young transgender woman with a fierce drive to protect others.”

The news about the new Supergirl character broke the same week it was revealed that The CW was developing a Batwoman series that could debut in 2019. As in the comics, Batwoman will be a lesbian, according to Deadline.com.

Supergirl, part of the DC Comics universe, was cheered by the Parents Television Council when it debuted in 2015. The PTC even ran a story on its blog titled, “Family-Friendly Fantasy Soars with Supergirl.” But by the second season, there were complaints from families that the plot was changing.

In November 2016, a parent at Common Sense Media’s website wrote, “We loved this show as a family, but in addition to the escalating violence tonight's show had Supergirl walking in on two people at work having sex. … All I can figure is that the CW doesn't want this to be a family show ….”

Michael Foust is a freelance writer. Visit his blog, MichaelFoust.com

Publication Date: July 23, 2018

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