Whilst Warner Brothers’ big screen DC adventures may have had their share of issues in recent years, the small screen DC-driven outings have proven far more successful. And now, Warner Bros. Animation has announced a new animated series called DC Super Hero Girls.
Described as an “all-new animated action-comedy series”, the show will be heading to Cartoon Network in 2018. Emmy Award-winning producer Lauren Faust is working on fresh character designs and stories for the show.
The official press release on this news reads:
The world may know them as Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Batgirl, but not-so-typical teenagers Diana, Kara and Barbara, alongside their Super Hero friends have much more to deal with than just protecting the citizens of Metropolis from some of the most sinister school-aged Super-Villains of the DC Universe. After all, being teens is tough enough, what with school, friends, family and the chaos that comes with managing a social life. But add super-powers and a secret identity to the mix, and things can get a lot more complicated.
Sure, 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.
The new series is a global initiative with Cartoon Network and builds on the successful DC Super Hero Girls direct-to-video movies as well as digital webisodes launched in 2015 and viewed by millions of fans on the DC Super Hero Girls YouTube channel, as well as the DC Super Hero Girls mobile app.
Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!, Justice League Action) serves as executive producer.
In partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, the DC Super Hero Girls franchise provides kids with a relatable world filled with aspirational characters, immersive stories and action-packed missions that inspire viewers to be smart, courageous and empowered to be an everyday Super Hero. Centered around the most renowned DC Super Heroes (Supergirl, Batgirl, Wonder Woman, Bumblebee) and Super-Villains (Harley Quinn, Catwoman, Poison Ivy) as they learn to develop and harness their superpowers, work as a team and strengthen their friendships, while still getting their homework done on time.
DC Super Hero Girls is an all-encompassing universe based on the well-known DC characters. DC Super Hero Girls encourages kids to discover their own super-heroic potential with new animated content, including webisodes, TV specials, and made-for-video movies; as well as a merchandise program across toys (including action figures and action dolls), costumes and role play, apparel and accessories, publishing and many other categories, and supported by best-in-class partners including Mattel, LEGO, Rubie’s Costumes, Jerry Leigh, and Random House, among many others.Expect more on DC Super Hero Girls as it develops.
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