Welcome back to Queer Beats, your weekly one-stop shop for queer television news! This week, we are celebrating our new Batwoman but also keeping Naya Rivera and her family in our thoughts.
Earlier this week, Naya Rivera went missing from a boat on Lake Piru in California, where she was swimming with her son. This news is so tragic and heartbreaking. Naya means so much to the queer community because of her role as Santana on Glee. She still hasn’t been found so let’s keep hoping for some kind of miracle. For details and updates on the story, you can follow this thread:
WE HAVE OUR NEW BATWOMAN! LOOK AT HER! I love Javicia Leslie already and am already attached to her new character.
Lest we all forget just how important this casting is…
I also wanted to include this tweet from Matthew Cherry, who touches on an issue that still permeates the industry:
Netflix announced that the next season of Sabrina will also be its final season:
Next week, The Fosters cast are coming back together for a family reunion! It will be streamed on People’s website to raise money for charity.
Maisie Richardson-Sellers spoke with E! this week about the type of diversity she would like to see in the film and TV industry:
And that’s it for Queer Beats this week! Always thorough, always professional, never random.