The CW is developing a new Wonder Girl live-action series that will feature Yara Flor from Queen of South executive producer Dailyn Rodriguez and Berlanti Productions.
Greg Berlanti and The CW have already won acclaim for the diversity found within their small screen DCTV universe, which includes DC’s first Black-led series, Black Lightning, and its first led by an LGBTQ+ superhero, Batwoman. Wonder Girl would be the first DCTV series to feature a Latinx character in the starring role.
Wonder Girl features a take on the longtime character that will be new to most Wonder Woman and Wonder Girl fans. Yara Flor is a Latina Dreamer whose parents were an Amazon Warrior and a Brazilian River God. When she discovers that she’s Wonder Girl, she must use her newfound powers to fight the evil forces that would seek to destroy the world.
The series tells the origin story of the DC Comics character of Yara Flor, who was recently revealed as a new Wonder Woman. Yara will make her comic book appearance this January in Future State: Wonder Woman, part of DC’s Future State event written and drawn by Jones.
Wonder Girl would mark the latest entry in The CW’s robust slate of interconnected DCTV shows, which will already be expanding in 2021 with the in-production Superman and Lois. Also returning in 2021 are ongoing “Arrowverse” series The Flash, Batwoman, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning, and Supergirl, which announced earlier this year that its upcoming season will be it's last.
For fans looking to learn more about Yara before her possible live-action debut, they’ll get their first glimpse in Future State: Wonder Woman, which debuts as a part of DC Future State in January and February 2021. That miniseries features an older Yara after she’s inherited the Wonder Woman mantle from Diana Prince. The CW series will focus on Yara as she’s younger.
Rodriguez has been co-running USA’s Queen of the South for the past two seasons as part of an overall deal with series producer Touchstone TV. While her studio pact ended last month, she has made a new deal to continue co-running the show.
Source: DC Comics
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