Hawkgirl Series Already In Early Development?


We might already be reaching the point in super hero TV where there’s a spinoff of a spinoff of a spinoff. Just as Arrow begat The Flash, which in turn gave birth to next season’s DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, so too might that new series be the launching point for another solo show for one of its new stars: Hawkgirl.

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That’s what Spoiler TV says, anyway. The site reported earlier today that it found out that a Hawkgirl series was in the “very early stages of development” but that if it was looked upon favorably, it would “most likely bypass the pilot stage and get a straight to series order.” That’s the same route Legends of Tomorrow took, meaning that if the report is true, The CW would be looking to move fast and probably get it ready for the 2016-17 season.

It wouldn’t be surprising to see The CW order up more DC super heroes since The Flash and Arrow were its two highest rated shows last season, both in terms of overall viewers and the all important 18-49 demographic. A series with a female hero would also be very much on trend, with CBS rolling out Supergirl this fall and multiple movie studios trying to get female-led films developed.

Still, it seems just a bit risky considering we haven’t seen officially seen Ciara Renee suit up yet (she did make a very brief appearance out of costume in the Season 1 finale of The Flash), along with the fact that Hawkgirl is a somewhat obscure character to the general public with a convoluted comic book history. It could be that DC is simply feeling its oats on TV the same way Marvel is in movies, with confidence that it can do justice to any hero given the right people involved with the project.

This is a story worth tracking, simply because it could imply that there’s a lot of confidence in Legends of Tomorrow to give Hawkgirl a boost, which bodes well for that show. Renee will star alongside Brandon Routh, Victor Garber, Caity Lotz, Arthur Darvill, Dominic Purcell and Wentworth Miller when the team-focused series hits TV in early 2016.

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