‘Wonder Girl’ Series With Latina Lead In Development At The CW
BY Stephanie Larson
Published 2 years ago
The CW is beefing up its superhero representation with its new DC series project.
According to Deadline, the network is developing a Wonder Girl TV series based on the DC characters created by Joelle Jones. The series revolves around Yara Flor, a Latina Dreamer who was born of an Amazonian Warrior and a Brazilian River God. When she learns she is Wonder Girl, she realizes she has to use her newfound power to fight the evil forces that seek to destroy the world.
Wonder Girl will reportedly center around Yara Flor’s backstory/ origin story. And the series would mark the first Latina superhero to become the title character in a DC TV series.
The news comes after a month DC revealed Yara as the new Wonder Woman. She will make her comic book appearance as the iconic superhero in Future State: Wonder Woman written and drawn by Jones this coming January as part of DC’s Future State event. The event will also unveil new versions of other DC superheroes like Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, and The Flash.
The Wonder Girl title has been used by multiple DC Comics superheroes. It has often been used to refer to the teenage version of Wonder Woman. Donna Troy, the original Wonder Girl, first appeared in 1965’s The Brave and the Bold #60 created by Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani.
Dailyn Rodriguez who is the child of Cuban immigrants and who has been serving as showrunner on the last two seasons of USA’s Queen of the South is set to write. She also wrote and produced for several series like Ugly Betty, 90210, The Glades, The Night Shift, Lie to Me, In Plain Sight, and The Beautiful Life: TBL.
Rodriguez will also be serving as executive producer alongside Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and David Madden for Berlanti Productions. The show will be produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Should it go to series, Wonder Girl will be joining Berlanti’s existing roster in The CW which includes The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Batwoman, Black Lightning, the upcoming Superman and Lois, and Supergirl which is set to end with its upcoming sixth season.