If you thought it was difficult to navigate the murky waters of high school, imagine doing so while managing super powers, maintaining a secret identity, and realizing your BFF is in fact a super-villain. Now you’ve got the idea behind DC Super Hero Girls.
A year after it was announced that My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic producer Lauren Faust would oversee a rebooted version of the ultra-popular DC Super Hero Girls web series for Cartoon Network, DC Entertainment has unveiled the first look for the upcoming show, giving fans a glimpse of what its (redesigned) versions of Zatanna, Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Jessica Cruz, Bumblebee and Batgirl will look like.
The series imagines these beloved heroes as teenagers battling not just school-aged super-villains but also the challenges of being in high school. In other words, these super teens must navigate the 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 show plans to tackle such issues as: 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, what does Barbara do when she discovers that her Gotham-Con bestie is teen-fiend Harley Quinn? Oh, yeah; it goes there.
This new series is part of the DC Super Hero Girls franchise, which includes direct-to-video movies and the web series that launched in 2015.
This is Faust’s second project with DC after Super Best Friends Forever, which was part of Cartoon Network’s DC Nation animation block back in 2012. While that series featured Batgirl, Supergirl and Wonder Girl (as opposed to Wonder Woman), DC Super Hero Girls will expand Faust’s cast and offer new takes on such characters as Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Katana, Frost and Catwoman, among others.
Still no word on a voice cast or release date, so until then, why not let us know what you think of the new character designs and show description in the comments below?