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A young Wonder Woman series is coming to the CW with Latina lead

Yara Flor is based on the Wonder Woman of an upcoming DC Comics book

Yara Flor, with long black hair and brown skin, wields a glowing golden bola, wearing a tiara and gold, red, and black armor, on the cover of Future State: Wonder Woman #1, DC Comics (2021). Image: Joëlle Jones/DC Comics
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Wonder Woman is coming back to television, in the form of Wonder Girl, Deadline reports. But the new show, planned to join DC’s other series on The CW, won’t star any previous incarnation of Wonder Girl from the comics, but one that has yet to debut: Yara Flor, the Brazilian Wonder Woman of DC Comics’ Future State event.

This January, DC Comics is pressing pause on its main universe of titles, in order to spend two months in the future. Future State will reveal older versions of DC’s beloved characters alongside a new generation of up-and-comers, and Yara Flor — created by Joëlle Jones (Batman, Catwoman, Lady Killer) — will be a young, up-and-coming Wonder Woman.

DC was tight-lipped about the character when Future State was announced, but with the announcement of her show, Deadline has more. “Wonder Girl centers on Yara Flor, a Latina Dreamer who was born of an Amazonian Warrior and a Brazilian River God, learns that she is Wonder Girl. With her newfound power must fight the evil forces that would seek to destroy the world.”

Dailyn Rodriguez (Queen of the South, Ugly Betty) has stepped aboard with Berlanti Productions (The Flash, Arrow, etc.) to write and show run Wonder Girl, based on Jones’ work. And it isn’t all about TV. Jones has hinted that there may be more from Yara Flor once Future State is over and the DC Universe returns to business as usual in March.

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