Thursday, May 25, 2017

Lauren Faust Working On 'DC Super Hero Girls' Series

Super Heroes are a perennial favourite of American pop culture, but arguably they've never been as popular as they are right now. DC Super Hero Girls took popular female heroes and villains from the DC Universe- such as Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Batgirl and Harley Quinn and reimagined them as teenagers attending Super Hero High. Starting off as a line of action figures, they have also gone on to star in two direct-to-video movies, comics, novels, games and a popular series of animated shorts.

Warner Bros. Animation and DC have now announced that DC Super Hero Girls will be coming to Cartoon Network in a brand new action comedy series next year. Perhaps the part of the announcement that will most interest animation fans outside of the target audience is that Lauren Faust will be involved.



Faust, best known for her work on My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic and Foster's Home For Imaginary Freinds, will provide designs and storylines for the new series. We'd assume that the look of the new series won't be too radical a departure from the existing designs, but Faust definitely seems like a perfect fit for this.

Here's how Warners describe 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.

The series promises to combine the usual high school happenings like juggling homework, friendships, and family with secret identities, supervillains and other problems only superheroes have to deal with.  The series is now in production and is aiming for a 2018 premiere.

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