The DC Super Hero Girls was launched as a webs series back in 2015 focusing on animated shorts of younger versions of beloved DC superheroines. Now the show webseries has been greenlit for a ful-blown TV show, and we have our first look at the main characters.
Check them out:
Here's also an official description of the show:
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.
According to CBR, the entire show's look comes from Lauren Faust, who is best known for reviving the My Little Pony franchise to what it is today. With any luck, the show can probably catch on to the same demographic. It probably helps that the show has several established characters.
Though I could see some people scoff at the show's aim to pander to young women, I think I would be a great way to introduce girls to the world of superheroes. A lot of people hate Teen Titans GO for "pandering to the millenials," but I guess this more comedy-oriented approach is something that connects to the newer generation.Not to mention the art style looks a lot better than the web show.
No specific release date has been announced for DC Super Hero Girls, but it's said to be "coming soon" on Cartoon Network.