News TV | Written by Andrew Pollard 27/07/2018

DC SUPER HERO GIRLS Undergoing a “Complete Reboot” for New Series

Ahead of the new DC Super Hero Girls series heading to Cartoon Network later this year, now comes word that the property is getting a complete reboot.

To clarify, DC Super Hero Girls began life as a webseries before getting the TV movie, comic book, and toys treatment. Now, the property has been long-confirmed for a TV show ‘proper’, but things are a-changing. While the early art for the new series made it clear that a change in animation style was taking place, executive producer Lauren Faust has now confirmed that DC Super Hero Girls is undergoing a full-on reboot.

As reported by Latino-Review, Faust explained, “It’s pretty much a complete reboot. We really kind of started from the ground up, just wanted to refresh the whole band. We are still bringing over the idea of superhero, the theme to being a superhero, the themes of being teenagers, the idea of all the female empowerment and positive stuff for girls. That’s all being carried over, but the storylines are different, the characterizations are different.”

The new series of DC Super Hero Girls will centre more on the heroic and villainous elements of each character, with a dollop of teenage problems thrown in for good measure.

On this, Wonder Woman actress Grey Griffin enthused, “I’m kind of glad that they are incorporating some of that more this time. And I’m glad, also, that they’re not focusing so much on school in this one. It’s a lot more about their adventure. Like, they are in high school. The other one was very, very school orientated and, like, stuff at school, the principal and all of that. This is more about their lives, their double life. They are high schoolers, but they focus a lot more on their hero antics, which I love.”

Character-wise, the main focus of DC Super Hero Girls going forward will be Zatanna, Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern Jessica Cruz, Bumblebee, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, and Katana.

DC Super Hero Girls will premiere on Cartoon Network at a to-be-confirmed date later this year.