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Is DC Universe bringing us a Batgirl series?

September 16th, 2018 by Marc Comments

We all know that Joss Whedon was set to bring us a Batgirl movie until the reception of Justice League was less than stellar, but could the character be set for a whole new direction?

A new rumour suggests that Batgirl may be headed for the small screen in the shape of a new series over at DC Universe, the streaming service which launched today (Batman Day).

Here’s what the rumoru is saying:

Inside sources have stated that Warner Bros. Television has ordered a 13-episode live-action series starring iconic DC heroine, Batgirl, for the DC Universe streaming service. Not much is currently known about when the series will premiere, what the first season is based on, if it is connected to the other DC Universe shows, and more importantly who will be portraying Batman‘s female protege. The only thing that has presently been disclosed is when cameras will start to roll on the Bat-based series.

Now, given that the live-action universe on the streaming service is kicking off with TItans, Swamp Thing, Stargirl and Doom Patrol we actually think Batgirl would be a solid choice for the universe as she would fit in perfectly with Titans in particular and surely it’s only a matter of time until we see a Batman in these shows?

A few other details say it is set to begin filming in February 2019 to air in 2020. It may be overseen by Arrow and Titans’ Greg Berlanti although Jessica Jones showrunner Melissa Rosenberg could be approached. Warners will want a female writer with experience with this type of show involved.

This doesn’t necessarily mean the Batgirl movie will be scrapped as currently DC are rumoured looking into a Supergirl movie and it will be separate from The CW’s show and we already have two versions of Superman in these universes, so you never know.

What say you all? Would a Batgirl TV series be something you’d want to see? Let us know…

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….