It’s hard to imagine a time when superheroes weren’t so prevalent on TV. In fact, most of today’s youth have no idea what it was like when there was only a handful of channels to watch. The superheroes of the 70s were few and far between, and they were campy as hell. Case in point, superhero series Electra Woman and Dyna Girl. The program playfully, but deliberately, lampooned the superhero combo of Batman and Robin, taking many of its cues from the earlier Batman television series. The show followed the crime-fighting exploits of female caped crusader Electra Woman and her teen sidekick Dyna Girl who worked in their off-time as reporters for a magazine. In each episode, the duo would don skintight spandex in a bright flash of light called an “Electra-Change,” get into the “ElectraCar,” and use an array of technically advanced gadgets to thwart an eclectic collection of supervillains.
Electra Woman and Dyna Girl is getting rebooted by Legendary and Fullscreen as a new web series, with the dynamic crime-fighting duo being played by YouTube stars Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart. Now we have our first look at the two super ladies!
— ElectraWomanDynaGirl (@ElectraDyna) March 10, 2015
Here’s what music video director Chris Marrs Piliero, who will helm the series, said:
“Legendary is no stranger to the world of superheroes and we’re excited that Sid & Marty Krofft’s Electra Woman and Dyna Girl will mark the first female crime-fighting duo for our brand,” said Legendary Digital Media senior vp development and production Greg Siegel. “Partnering with Fullscreen to deliver top quality digital content for our global fan base is an exciting next step for our growing digital division. I look forward to seeing how Grace and Hannah bring these caped crusaders back to life.”
The series is now filming, but we don’t know yet when it will be released, or on what platforms. If you know Helbig and Hart at all, though, you know they have great chemistry together, so this could end up being a lot of fun.
What do you make of the revised look? Do you think this was a property crying out to get remade?
Via: Comic Book Movie.