News broke last year that Emmy-winning Producer Lauren Faust (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends) was bringing the world of DC Super Hero Girls to animation in what would be their very first TV show. Today, we got our first look at Faust’s stylish new take on the characters.
From left to right, that’s Zatanna, Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Jessica Cruz, Bumblebee and Batgirl. DC Super Hero Girls is actually Faust’s second DC project. Her first, Super Best Friends Forever, was a part of Cartoon Network’s DC Nation animation block and remains popular to this day. (All of the SBFF shorts are now available to watch online.) While that series featured Batgirl, Supergirl and Wonder Girl—as opposed to Wonder Woman here—DC Super Hero Girls will expand Faust’s cast considerably, promising distinctly different takes on such popular characters as Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Katana, Frost, Catwoman and more.
Along with our first look at the redesigned characters, we also were treated to a description for the new series:
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.
We’ll hopefully find out more about this much-anticipated new animated series before it makes its debut on Cartoon Network. But for now, let us know what you think of the new character designs and show description below in the comments!