Pop Culture Fix: Here’s Your First Look at Javicia Leslie in the Batwoman Suit

Well, hello again! Here is your Monday Pop Culture Fix


+ Also! Javicia Leslie is getting her own suit and wig: “Caroline and I were talking about how important it is that if we’re going to have a Black Batwoman, that she needs to be, like, a sista when she becomes Batwoman,” Leslie shared earlier this month at DC FanDome. “It’s important for her to feel like the silhouette of her could still look like that, with natural textured hair and things like that.” Leslie added that she has been sharing her favorite fan art with Dries, for inspiration.

+ Leah Gibson has joined Batwoman season two as Tatiana aka The Whisper, “a skilled assassin, unflappable and cold as ice in the face of danger. She is one of Safiyah’s most important henchwomen and still harbors feelings for her powerful boss.”

+ Gloria Calderón Kellett on why the CBS debut of One Day at a Time is a big deal.

+ Well, Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin is a go.

Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin will follow a new generation Liars in a town called Millwood, where, 20 years ago, a series of tragic events ripped the town apart. Now, in present day, a group of teenage girls find themselves tormented by an unknown Assailant and made to pay for the secret sin their parents committed two decades ago … as well as their own. The press release describes the series as a dark, coming-of-rage, horror-tinged drama that takes place miles from Rosewood but still within the existing PLL universe.

+ Harley Quinn’s Sabrina Jalees is developing a multi-cam sitcom for ABC: First-time parents Sam and Bertie, whose lives take a turn when Alex, their spontaneous biological donor-daddy, pays them a visit and becomes part of their lives.

+ From Rachel Charlene Lewis at Bitch: Ellen DeGeneres and the many chances we give famous white women.

+ I’m an on-set “COVID person,” whatever that means.

+ Evan Rachel Wood on Miranda July’s Kajillionaire, quitting Twitter, and her Westworld future.

+ Speaking of Evan Rachel Wood, why ISN’T Once & Again available to stream?

+ Yara Shahidi is set to star as Tinker Bell in Disney’s Peter Pan & Wendy.

+ ViacomCBS and celebrity producers to develop 50 movies with first-time BIPOC and women directors.

+ Sarah Paulson on when Ratched will meet One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

+ Oprah magazine profiled Cynthia Nixon and her wife Christine Marinoni.

+ Hollywood should tell more honest stories about abortion to end the stigma.

+ Amber Ruffin performed her first-ever monologue on her new late night show, and used the opportunity to stan Mary J. Blige.

+ How the Power Rangers fandom changed Amy Jo Johnson’s career.

+ Jane Sibbett, who played Carol on Friends, has recently opened up about how much backlash she got from the role, including by her own dad.

+ These TV shows are changing the way we see immigrants, a new study finds.

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Heather Hogan

Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle senior editor who lives in New York City with her wife, Stacy, and their cackle of rescued pets. She's a member of the Television Critics Association, GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Twitter and Instagram.

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