Warner Bros. Animation's DC Super Hero Girls may be based on characters from the DC universe and an already-established franchise, but when the animated action-comedy series debuts on Cartoon Network, our favorite heroes will receive a bit of a makeover.
Warner Bros. Animation unveiled today our first look at DC Super Hero Girls, which is said to feature "fresh character designs and storytelling" from Emmy Award-winning producer Lauren Faust (Super Best Friends Forever, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends)
Prior to becoming a series on Cartoon Network, DC Super Hero Girls existed as a franchise of direct-to-video movies and webisodes aimed that building character and confidence and empowering girls to discover their true potential. The show takes DC's powerful and diverse lineup of female characters and turns them into relatable teenagers that must deal with the struggles of everyday life in addition to saving the world.
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.
DC Super Hero Girls is "coming soon" to Cartoon Network.