Wonder Girl TV series with a Latina lead is being developed at The CW and will be written by Queen Of The South’s Dailyn Rodriguez
A new superhero series is coming down the pike.
The heroine’s alter ego will be Yara Flor whom DC Comics describes as ‘a Latina Dreamer whose parents were an Amazon Warrior and a Brazilian River God.’
Incoming: A Wonder Girl show is coming down the pike at The CW with Yara Flor as the superhero’s alter ego; Yara is pictured in concept art by her creator Joelle Jones
Apparently the show will follow her figuring out that she has superpowers and then using them to save the world.
Wonder Girl was introduced to the comics in the 1960s with the alter ego Donna Troy, and in the 1990s she got a new one called Cassie Sandsmark.
Joelle Jones created the character Yara Flor, who will make her comic book debut this coming January as part of the DC Future State series.
The writer of the Wonder Girl show is Dailyn Rodriguez, who in 2018 became co-showrunner of the USA Network show Queen Of The South.
Behind the scenes: The writer of the Wonder Girl show is Dailyn Rodriguez, who in 2018 became co-showrunner of the USA Network show Queen Of The South
Developed by Joshua John Miller and M.A. Forin, Queen Of The South is based on a telenovela about a Mexican woman who becomes a drug kingpin in Spain.
The American version, which replaces Spain with the United States, appointed Dailyn and Ben Lobato as its new showrunners beginning with season four.
Dailyn will be executive producing Wonder Girl with Greg Berlanti who has helped develop such DC Comics shows as The Flash and Supergirl.
Pedigree: Executive producer Greg Berlanti has already helped create the DC Comics series Titan where the Donna Troy version of Wonder Girl is played by Conor Leslie
His production house has already made the first live action DC superhero show with a gay lead, Batwoman, and the first with a black lead, Black Lightning.
Now with Wonder Girl he and Dailyn, whose parents are from Cuba, are putting together the first DC superhero show with a Latina in the title role.
Greg has already helped create the DC Comics series Titan where the Donna Troy version of Wonder Girl is played by Conor Leslie.
Oscar-winning actress Debra Winger played Wonder Girl on the beloved 1970s Wonder Woman TV show led by Lynda Carter.
Throwback: Oscar-winning actress Debra Winger (left) played Wonder Girl on the beloved 1970s Wonder Woman TV show led by Lynda Carter (right)