While DC has capitalized on making toys for young girls where Marvel has previously slacked off, the tie-in animated series has only been released online or through the direct-to-video format (although one of the specials was broadcast through Boomerang). However, that’s looking to change pretty soon, as the series is aiming to make the jump to TV sometime next year.
Deadline is reporting that Lauren Faust (The Powerpuff Girls, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic) will be serving as a key producer for the television series. Faust was previously put in charge of a 5-segment series on the DC Nation Shorts programming lineup called Super Best Friends Forever, which focused on some of the characters that are also featured as part of the DC Super Hero Girls line. Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!, Justice League Action) will be executive producing the show.
The official premise for the show is as follows:
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.
DC Super Hero Girls will make the jump to TV in 2018.
The Top 10 Episodes Of ‘Justice League’
The early reactions to Wonder Woman are in, and everyone loves it! Twitter erupted with praise for the first-ever female led super hero film. This early praise bodes well for the future of the once murky DCEU. But if Wonder Woman is successful, it means that the next film in DC’s slate has even more work cut out for it. Justice League will be the ultimate test of whether the DCEU can truly handle an ensemble super hero cast.
It’s always difficult to juggle a couple of heroes on screen, let alone six or seven. Hopefully director Zack Snyder did his research in determining how to get the formula right. Assuming he did, he almost certainly watched Cartoon Network’s Justice League. As the final series in Bruce Timm’s DC Animated Universe, Justice League brought together Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern and Hawkgirl for the first time on screen. The series was bold, dramatic and inventive. It placed character first, often only focusing on only 3 or 4 heroes per episode in order to give them maximum character weight.
The formula worked amazingly, giving us some of the greatest storytelling ever seen in television animation. It also led to acclaimed spin-off Justice League Unlimited, which added dozens of heroes to the roster. The spin-off series was much more serialized, improving the storytelling but losing some of the great character focus. That’s why it’s the original Justice League series that provides the best example of how to tell a story with seven DC characters. It’s the example we hope Zack Snyder looked to for inspiration.
Before we look to the future of the Justice League, let’s have a look back at the past. These are the top 10 episodes of Justice League. Click next to get started!