Following the success of shows like Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow, the CW Network looks to continue its established relationship with DC Comics in a new venture. As first reported by Deadline, the network is developing a new series based on a new reimagining of Wonder Girl named Yara Flor.
Yara Flor is the new Wonder Woman hailing from Brazil. The new character will make her comic book debut this January in Future State: Wonder Woman, part of DC’s Future State event written, drawn, and created by Joëlle Jones. While she does share some connections with the Amazons like the original Wonder Woman, Diana Prince, Flor is the child of an Amazonian Warrior and a Brazilian River God.
The new CW series hails from Dailyn Rodriguez. Best known for her work on The Queen of the South, Rodriguez will serve as series writer and showrunner. The filmmaker will also executive produce the series alongside Greg Berlanti via his Berlanti Productions banner. Sarah Schechter (Free Guy) and David Madden (Save The Last Dance) are on-board to produce in collaboration with Warner Bros. Television.
The new series continues CW’s commitment to creating inclusive superhero stories set within the Arrowverse. Wonder Girl joins season two of Batwoman, which will feature the first African-American version of the member of the Batfamily, portrayed by Javicia Leslie. Moreover, Black Lightning introduced the first gay lead character while Supergirl introduced a transgender hero as well.
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