Wonder Girl begins its production on The CW, joining the shared DC multiverse of Flash, Batwoman, Black Lightning and Super Girl. According to Deadline, “Queen of the South executive producer/co-showrunner Dailyn Rodriguez and Berlanti Productions” are bringing the Amazonian warrior known as Wonder Girl to life in a brand-new show!
Based on the characters made by Joëlle Jones, Wonder Girl revolves around a young Latina named Yara Flor who uncovers the truth about her identity as Wonder Girl and uses her powers to save the world from sinister forces!
Wonder Girl strikes a powerful chord by hosting the first Latina Superhero TV show on The CW. This is a huge accomplishment considering the only other prominent Latinx characters from the ‘Arrow-Verse’ are Cisco Ramone (Carlos Valdes, The Flash) and Rene Ramirez (Rick Gonzalez, Arrow) according to comic book.com. This allows for more diversity and lends a specific voice to the Latinx community.
The show will explore Yara’s origin story, as a child of a Brazilian River god and an Amazonian warrior. Yara must find her place in the world as a super powered warrior with a historic reputation to live up to. Throughout American history since her genesis in 1941, Wonder Woman has stood as an established symbol against tyranny, against corruption, and most importantly she symbolizes women’s strength. As The CW’s Wonder Girl unravels, the viewer will see how Yara lives up to those precedents and how the screenwriter Rodriguez creates a unique world with Jones’s characters. According to Deadline, “Queen of the South ranks as USA’s most-watched and highest-rated original scripted series.” The show will launch in January so practice your lassoing in the meantime and stay tuned!