The CW continues Daring to Defy with its new series Tom Swift. Based on the popular visionary book series of the same name credited to Victor Appleton that debuted some 110 years ago, the series follows inventor Swift (Tian Richards), an Elon Musk/Tony Stark type investigating the disappearance of his father. The original book series boasts some 100 titles and portrays Swift as a teenage science whiz, but the character viewers will see here is vastly different and historically significant for television. This Tom Swift is a gay Black man with a diverse, and complicated, personal life.
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