DC Super Hero Girls Get TV Series
After two (presumably successful — they were fun to watch, anyway) DVD movies, the DC Super Hero Girls are getting their own animated TV show! Per Deadline, “The action-comedy series from producer Lauren Faust (My Little Pony, The Powerpuff Girls) is set to premiere next year on Cartoon Network.” It will star Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Batgirl. The network elaborates on the premise:
Gal pals Bumblebee, Zatanna, and Green Lantern Jessica Cruz are always there to lend an ear, a shoulder to cry on and a fist to punch with, and their bros in the Justice League amp up the fun whether they’re at a concert or taking down a crime ring. But what happens when Diana and her favorite study buddy and fencing partner, Tatsu, can’t agree on how to dole out justice as Wonder Woman and Katana? Or when Barbara finds out her Gotham-Con bestie is teen-fiend Harley Quinn? Along with all their friends, foes, and frenemies, this squad of super teens navigates the unique growing pains that come when you’re a teenager trying to fight the battles of the world and the battles of growing up at the same time.
Adding GL Jessica would be new to the franchise, but I love the idea, as the character has been portrayed as nicely nuanced, with relatable struggles, in the comics. (The Green Lantern we’ve seen previously has been a boy, hanging out with Star Sapphire.) If they can keep the blend of humor, action, and friendship shown so far, this will be a great watch.