After years of fighting for their right to live in the country they know as home, Dreamers are the new superheroes in America, and DC has not overlooked that reality.
As reported by Variety, CW is developing a “Wonder Girl” series based on DC’s characters created by Joëlle Jones and with celebrity producer Greg Berlanti as Executive Producer. The idea also comes from Queen of the South executive producer/co-showrunner Dailyn Rodriguez.
Written by Rodriguez, Wonder Girl centers on Yara Flor, a Latina Dreamer who was born of an Amazonian Warrior and a Brazilian River God, who learns that she is Wonder Girl. With her newfound power must fight the evil forces that would seek to destroy the world, Deadline explained.
This would mark the first Latina superhero title character of a DC TV series. Rodriguez, who is the daughter of Cuban immigrants, is executive producing with Berlanti Prods.’ Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and David Madden. Berlanti Productions produces in association with Warner Bros. Television.
The project’s news comes almost exactly one month after DC Comics revealed Flor as the next iteration of Wonder Woman in an upcoming comic book series entitled “Future State,” NBC reported. The two-month comic book series is scheduled to begin in January 2021, which means that fans still don’t have a clue about this new character or precisely how she fits into the larger DC universe. “Future State” will also reveal new iterations of a whole series of DC characters, including Batman, Superman, the Flash, and Green Lantern.
“Wonder Girl” has a script development contract on CW. Still, if she makes it to the series, she will join the famous Arrowverse chain, which currently includes “The Flash,” “Supergirl,” “Legends of Tomorrow,” “Black Lightning,” “Batwoman,” and the upcoming “Superman & Lois.”
Wonder Girl is the alias of several DC Comics superheroes. The original Wonder Girl, Donna Troy, was created by Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani and first appeared in The Brave and the Bold #60 in 1965. The alias has also been used in reference to a younger version of Wonder Woman as a teenager.
With information from Variety and Deadline.