Indeed, the series includes a Latina lesbian detective Renee Montoya, who was already part of the comic that inspired this project.
The role is played by the actress Victoria Cartagena.
“Growing up, I rarely saw people of colour or gay people depicted in a positive light, and I know when you don’t see yourself reflected in the world around you, it does things to your self-esteem.
“I know if I had seen a character like Renee on TV when I was younger — a Latina who is smart, powerful, and strong — it would’ve encouraged me to dream bigger.
“So I know what she means to people, and if watching me means that I can help someone else feel included, than that makes me very happy,” Cartagena said.
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