The CW has dropped plans for Wonder Girl in development phase. The writer of the DC adaption confirmed this over the weekend on social media.
Writer/executive producer Dailyn Rodriguez (Queen of the South) said the show wasn’t going to be picked up. She added that she was:
“…very proud of the script I wrote. Wish I could’ve shared the world I created, but unfortunately it wasn’t meant to be.”
In the comics Wonder Girl has a very confused origin and backstory. Wonder Girl is the alias of multiple superheroines featured in comic books published by DC Comics. Donna Troy, the original Wonder Girl, was created by Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani and first appeared in The Brave and the Bold #60 (June/July 1965). The second Wonder Girl, Cassie Sandsmark, was created by John Byrne and first appeared in Wonder Woman (vol. 2) #105 (January 1996). Both are protégées of Wonder Woman and members of different incarnations of the Teen Titans. The alias has also been used in reference to a younger version of Wonder Woman as a teenager.
In recent DC lore Wonder Girl was Yara Flor from the tribe of the Amazons of the Amazon and is the new Wonder Woman, who, in the absence of Princess Diana, came out of obscurity from the heart of the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil to protect Man’s World from the magic that is within it.
Supergirl and The Flash producer Greg Berlanti had been on board to executive produce. the one-hour drama centered on this Yara Flor incarnation. Given the abject failure of Batwoman and the cancellation of Supergirl it would appear the CW may be losing faith with female led superhero shows.
Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television will now moveon to other projects.