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RUMOUR: HBO Max developing Black Canary series starring Journee Smollett?

August 18th, 2021 by Marc Comments

No, look, I have made no secret of my dislike of 2020’s DC’s Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn) BUT, much like my dislike of the latest incarnation of Doctor Who, I have many problems but the cast isn’t one of them.

I knew going in that Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn was a winning commodity but honestly, it was Jurnee Smollet’s Black Canary/Dinah Lance and Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s Huntress/Helena Bertinelli that I came away wanting to spend more time with… they were the best thing about the movie and were much better than the movie deserved.

In fact, we recently learned that the character was given a fun nod in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad (here).

And, we all know that there have been calls for a Black Canary spin-off and now, if the rumours are to be believed, it’s in development at HBO Max.

And that’s all we have.

We know that HBO Max is developing a Constantine series, a Zatanna series, a Batgirl movie, a Blue Beetle movie, GCPD series and more, so we shouldn’t be that surprised that this series is in development crosshairs at the streaming service.

What say you? Would you like to see a Black Canary series? Would you like to see it explore her relationship with Oliver Queen AKA Green Arrow?

Let me know all your thoughts.

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….