Hawkgirl will appear in DC‘s Legends of Tomorrow television series and the CW network is planning to spin the character off into its own series starring Ciara Renée. The project is said to be in the very early stages of development and may bypass the pilot stage to go straight into series order. The show will mark the character’s first appearance in a live-action adaptation, 75 years after her comic book debut.
It is unclear if the Hawkgirl series will take place before or after the events in Legends of Tomorrow. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, is a team of heroes and villains, which will be a series spin-off from Arrow and The Flash and will debut on the CW in 2016 during the 2015-2016 season.
So, who is Hawkgirl?
Hawkgirl is a fictional comic book superhero appearing in DC Comics, and was one of the first female superheroes. There are several versions of the character with Kendra Saunders being the latest and most well-known incarnation. The original Hawkgirl, Shiera Sanders Hall, was created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Dennis Neville, and first appeared in Flash Comics #1 in January, 1940.
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