Superhero series get less fanfare than blockbuster films such as the recent Black Panther and last year's Wonder Woman, but in terms of representation, DC Comics' television shows have been ahead of the game for some years.
On Arrow (2012 to now), The Flash (2014 to now) and Supergirl (2015 to now), female and ethnic-minority characters, as well as inter-racial and same-sex romances, have taken centre stage. These are trends slower to catch on in cinema, where financial stakes tend to be higher and stories more conventional.
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