Wonder Girl, with a Latina Lead, Being Developed for The CW
Deadline is reporting that a Wonder Girl television series is being worked on for The CW. It is being developed by executive producer/co-showrunner Dailyn Rodriguez and Berlanti Productions. The character is based on the DC character created by Joëlle Jones and will debut in comics soon as part of DC’s Future State event in early 2021. This would be the first Latina lead of a DC television series.
Wonder Girl centers on Yara Flor, a Latina Dreamer who was born of an Amazonian Warrior and a Brazilian River God. She learns that she’s Wonder Girl and with her newfound power fights evil forces that seek to destroy the world.
The Future State series focuses on a possible future of the DC Universe and in this one Yara is Wonder Woman. A Wonder Girl series from Jones is also coming.
The new series joins the existing DC Universe, which includes Batwoman, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, the upcoming Superman and Lois, Supergirl — which will be wrapping its run with the upcoming sixth season — and Black Lightning.