The DC Super Hero Girls are back and they are ready to save Metropolis!
After a successful run of short episodes and television movies, the super cute, super smart, super relateable DC Super Hero Girls are coming to Cartoon Network for an all new series. Premiering with a special hour-long episode "DC Super Hero Girls: Sweet Justice" on International Women's Day, March 8, 2019, the show will air on Sundays at 4 p.m. on Cartoon Network starting March 17. Released Thursday night, the trailer for the show brings a new aesthetic and a new energy to a property that has already made a huge splash with fans of all ages.
Saving the day is super easy when you're a Super Hero. But stopping evil in its tracks while keeping up grades and managing a social life, all before curfew? Ugh. That's, like, super tough. DC Super Hero Girls are more than crime-fighting besties, they're a diverse group of dedicated super-teens! Working together, they fight the battles of Metropolis and the battles of growing, up all at the same time. Always discovering new ways to control their powers and abilities, these awesome girls are quickly learning (sometimes the hard way) how to deal with the super challenges of being a teenage Super Hero.
At the helm of the new series will be Sam Register, who served as executive producer for the YouTube version of the show; and Lauren Faust, a veteran of My Little Pony. The cast includes the return of Grey Griffin (The Loud House) as Wonder Woman, and Tara Strong (My Little Pony) – who will now voice Batgirl – from the original series. The series introduces Kari Wahlgren (Carmen Sandiego) as Zatanna; Nicole Sullivan (Black-ish) as Supergirl, Kimberly Brooks (Voltron) as Bumblebee; and Myrna Velasco (Star Wars Resistance) as Green Lantern Jessica Cruz.
Recently, Brooks tweeted out a picture of the all-female main cast doing voice recording work for the show:
— Kimberly Brooks (@kimberlydbrooks) February 14, 2019
Building on a strong group of female characters and a solid fan base from the YouTube series as well as several successful made-for-streaming movies, the new Cartoon Network series looks to be a competitive addition to the already dense field of animated superhero television shows. Given the success of recent shows like My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and Teen Titans Go!, I hope that the Cartoon Network and showrunners don't shy away from portraying multi-faceted young female characters in the complicated world of teen female friendships.
"DC Super Hero Girls: Sweet Justice" airs on March 8, 2019 on Cartoon Network at 6 p.m. ET/PT.