I just saw this opinion piece and I think it’s pretty interesting! CLICK HERE to read the piece.
“In novels, it’s easy to make characters last. They’re never seen outside of the reader’s imagination so the writer can continue to create new stories starring your favorites long past their potential retirement. Holmes, for example, is still having new stories published about his adventures today. However, when you are faced into a visual medium, such as a TV series, movies or even a comic book, you run into a new problem. What happens when the actor ages out of their role, becomes sick, or unexpectedly passes away?”
Of course the author brings up Doctor Who and Green Lantern — they also touch upon diversity as it can be incorporated into long-running characters.
“Oh, you can't help that," said the cat. "We're all mad here.”