Followers of the CWverse should love this news: it’s been revealed that the network is developing a series based on the character of Wonder Girl.
The series will be based on the DC characters created by Joëlle Jones and is being put together by Dailyn Rodriguez and Berlanti Productions. The series tells the backstory/origin story of the DC Comics character of Yara Flor, who was recently revealed as a new Wonder Woman.
The premise of Wonder Girl can be summarized as follows:
Wonder Girl centers on Yara Flor, a Latina Dreamer who was born of an Amazonian Warrior and a Brazilian River God, learns that she is Wonder Girl. With her newfound power she must fight the evil forces that would seek to destroy the world.
Assuming the series successfully produces a pilot and is given a series order, this would be the first DC television series with a Latina superhero in the titular role. You can see more of Yara Flor when she appears in Future State: Wonder Woman early next year.
Hopefully Wonder Girl is given the green light for a series order by the CW, this sounds like it would be a fantastic addition to the lineup and a worthy replacement for Supergirl, which is ending its run after season 6. Furthermore, could this be an opportunity to see Wonder Woman in the CWverse, something fans have been clamoring for years to see? Even if not, I’m beyond excited to learn more about Wonder Girl in the months to come.