Deadline reports that Greg Berlanti’s production crew is currently developing their 85,973rd DC superhero series. Called “Wonder Girl,” it would be showrun by Dailyn Rodriguez who previously showran Queen of the South.
The name “Wonder Girl” has been around for generations, though it’s been worn by different superheroines. Wonder Girl, as the name implies, is connected to Wonder Woman and is usually another Amazon, though not always a younger one. (How do you define “age” with a bunch of immortal goddesses anyway?)
The unusual thing here is that the Wonder Girl Berlanti has chosen to develop for television hasn’t even appeared in the comics yet. Early next year, the “Future State” storyline will launch, which is basically a Crisis-size event that threatens the universe (aka business as usual in the DC world). It will keep Diana occupied fighting a world-erasing supervillain, so Earth will need a new Wonder Woman in her absence…and fellow Themascyran citizen Yara Flor has stepped up to answer the call.
Despite being fresh out of the oven, Yara was probably picked over Donna Troy or Cassandra because she is Latina, which is an ethnicity the Berlantiverse hasn’t represented yet, at least in terms of a central character people like her can look up to. She’s also described as the Brazilian River God, but it’s unknown at this time if someone of actual Brazilian descent will be cast as her.
It’s also not known if the Wonder Girl project will make it to series, and despite popular belief, its fate ISN’T guaranteed. (CW turned down the “Green Arrow And The Canaries” spinoff that was in the running for the current season.)