Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment gave us our first look at Lauren Faust’s redesign of the DC Super Hero Girls characters ahead of the new TV series scheduled to air on Cartoon Network.
The reboot of the DC Super Hero Girls franchise will see the teen heroes launch into their own TV series later this year.
While the DC Super Hero Girls have been enjoying a series of online webisode adventures since 2015, the new fully-fledged TV series will focus on a slightly different crew of heroes, placing new relevance on characters introduced in the previous series. The DC Super Hero Girls reboot will follow Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Bumblebee, Zatanna and Green Lantern Jessica Cruz as they figure out what it means to be heroes growing up.
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, 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 series will be executive produced by Warner Bros. Animation chief Sam Register, who is currently in charge of running Cartoon Network series Teen Titans GO! and Justice League Action.