Patty Jenkins has revealed an animated Wonder Woman spin-off television series focused on the Amazons of Themyscira is in the works.
An animated Wonder Woman spin-off television show centered on the Amazons of Themyscira is in the works. Diana Prince, AKA Wonder Woman, has been around since 1941, when she first appeared in All Star Comics #8. However, this current boom of Wonder Woman-related projects began when actress Gal Gadot assumed the role in the DCEU, starting with 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Her 2017 solo film, Wonder Woman, was extremely well-received by fans and critics alike, cementing her status as one of the DCEU’s strongest heroes. Wonder Woman 1984, the sequel to the first film, is scheduled to arrive in October after several delays.
Even though Wonder Woman 1984 hasn’t been released yet, fans are already looking ahead to the character’s future. Director Patty Jenkins has story ideas for Wonder Woman 3, but she anticipates them changing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is one of the reasons behind Wonder Woman 1984′s delayed arrival. Wonder Woman 3 hasn’t been officially announced, but it does seem likely. Beyond that, Jenkins also has ideas for a spin-off film centered on the Amazons.
The tentative development of the Amazon spin-off has been known for some time now, but it turns out it isn’t the only Amazon-centered project in the works. While talking to Empire about Wonder Woman 1984, Jenkins confirmed an animated series focused on the women of Themyscira is “being considered.” Beyond that, very few details were given, but it’s clear that it would be different from the Amazon film, which would be “part of the in-world story of Wonder Woman.”
An animated series focused on the Amazons would open up a new door for story opportunities, especially if it isn’t connected to the movies. That way, Diana could actually factor into the series, which then wouldn’t be beholden to anything that has happened in the DCEU. Of course, should the series get greenlit, it could end up having ties to the DCEU, but for now it sounds like it would be a separate venture. No possible home for this Amazon series was discussed, but it could land on DC-friendly streaming services like DC Universe or HBO Max.
These Amazon projects appear to be in very early development, so it might be some time before more concrete information is revealed. There’s a chance Warner Bros. is waiting for Wonder Woman 1984 to be released before announcing their future plans; in fact, they might’ve announced things already had the pandemic not shoved the movie back twice. Still, it’s exciting to know that there are a lot of Wonder Woman-related projects in the works. Diana comes from a truly fascinating world, and it would be great to see it explored in either an animated series or a live-action film. Hopefully more details emerge soon.