‘DC Super Hero Girls’ Animated Series Hitting Cartoon Network in 2018
The heroes of Titans and Young Justice aren’t the only DC hitters getting an overhaul from Warner Bros.; the DC Super Hero Girls are headed to high school as well. Cartoon Network has commissioned a new 2018 series returning Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Batgirl from a series of online shorts.
The new DC Super Hero Girls will re-imagine characters featured in prior online series and straight-to-video features, incorporating “fresh character designs” and storytelling from Emmy-winning My Little Pony alum Lauren Faust. The new series will arrive on Cartoon Network in 2018, while the synopsis reads:
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, and their bros in the Justice League amp up the fun whether they’re at a concert or taking down a crime ring. 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.
Teen Titans Go! and Justice League Action alum Sam Register will also serve as executive producer. Check out some of the original DC Super Hero Girls shorts in the meantime, and stay tuned for the latest.