The CW’s roster of superhero series may be getting a wonderful addition.
The network is developing Wonder Girl, a one-hour drama about DC character Yara Flor, a Latina Dreamer who takes on the title of Wonder Girl. Born of an Amazonian Warrior and a Brazilian River God, Yara uses her newfound powers to fight the evil forces that would seek to destroy the world.
Queen of the South executive producer and co-showrunner Dailyn Rodriguez will write the project, which hails from Berlanti Productions ― the television production company behind ongoing Arrowverse series The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, Black Lightning, and Batwoman, as well as the upcoming Superman & Lois. It’s unclear, though, whether it would be part of the Arrowverse right away.
If ordered to series, Wonder Girl 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 Productions’ Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and David Madden. Berlanti Productions produces in association with Warner Bros. Television.
In the comics, Yara Flor was recently revealed as a new Wonder Woman. She will make her comic book appearance this January in Future State: Wonder Woman, which was written and drawn by Joëlle Jones.
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. Since then, the title Wonder Girl has been used as an alias of several DC Comics superheroes. For instance, the moniker has been used in reference to a teenage version of Wonder Woman.