Greg Berlanti, superhero show extraordinaire, has found his next project for The CW. He’ll be producing Wonder Girl for the network courtesy of Berlanti Productions, Deadline reports. Dailyn Rodriguez will serve as showrunner and executive producer. Rodriguez is known for her work writing for ABC’s Ugly Betty as well as executive producing USA’s Queen of the South.
Wonder Girl will be based on DC characters by comic book writer and artist Joëlle Jones. Additionally, Rodriguez wrote the TV series. The story follows Yara Flor, a Latina Dreamer who was born of a Brazilian river god and an Amazonian warrior. Yara soon discovers that she’s Wonder Girl. Now, it’s up to her to utilize her incredible abilities to battle the forces of darkness and save the world.
Now, Yara was recently revealed as the next Wonder Woman. Her first comic book appearance will be in Future State: Wonder Woman which is slated for release in January 2021.
Wonder Girl historically marks the first DC television property with a Latina lead. It’s purported that Wonder Girl will join Berlanti’s ever-expanding DC universe. This includes Batwoman, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Black Lightning and the upcoming Superman and Lois. It’s safe to assume that new CW resident Stargirl will potentially join the crossover fray.
This isn’t the first time a CW DC property has smashed barriers. Batwoman introduced the first gay lead while Black Lightning brought forth the first Black lead in a live-action DC superhero series.
I’m tickled pink to see more representation and inclusivity in comic book adaptations. While I do wish another network was at the helm a la HBO Max for something more gritty, I’m thankful The CW is breaking boundaries and diversifying their roster. I trust Rodriguez as a writer/showrunner, and I’ve no doubt she’ll give Yara Flor the time in the sun she deserves.
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