Queen of the South: Alice Braga teases season five filming
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Head writer and producer Dailyn Rodriguez is heading back to work on the fifth season of Queen of the South in New Orleans. Once the series is on its way back to the USA Network and Netflix, the showrunner had hoped to begin production on a new series for The CW’s DC Universe, Wonder Girl, but the network has unfortunately passed on her latest project.
Dailyn Rodriguez confirmed on Twitter today that her proposed new series, Wonder Girl, has not been picked up by The CW.
As the purveyor of the largest collection of DC heroes on the small screen, Wonder Girl would have joined the likes of Green Arrow (played by Stephen Amell) in the CW’s Arrowverse.
The franchise has expanded even further recently as newcomer Javicia Leslie taking the mantle of Batwoman, and a new series centred on Superman and Lois Lane coming later this February.
Wonder Girl would have followed the adventures of Yara Flor who learns how to use her newfound abilities to fight the forces of evil, and would have been the first Latina superhero to lead her own DC series.
Rodriguez confirmed the unfortunate news on Twitter, and thanked everyone who dedicated their time to try and make the scrapped series a reality.
She wrote: “So some sad news. For all of those asking, Wonder Girl is not getting picked up at the CW.
“I was very proud of the script I wrote. Wish I could’ve shared the world I created, but unfortunately it wasn’t meant to be. Thanks for everyone’s enthusiasm. It meant a lot to me.”
Queen of the South’s showrunner would have worked with Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros TV, the studio behind the likes of Titans, Riverdale and You.
The news arrives shortly after The CW opted to order an alternative superhero project, a live-action, adult-oriented reboot of The Powerpuff Girls.
The network has also just picked up another teen superhero series from filmmaker Ava DuVernay, Naomi, as well as an untitled comedy-drama centred on a millennial nun.
Fans are still waiting to find out if Queen of the South will continue for a sixth season, or if the upcoming instalment will serve as its last.
Series leads Alice Braga and Peter Gadiot, as well as the rest of the cast, are all currently filming in New Orleans, raising hopes the series will finally return in the coming months.
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Meanwhile, Rodriguez’s followers rushed to give their support below her recent announcement on Twitter.
One fan replied: “I’m so sorry that Wonder Girl didn’t get picked up. You’re a super talented writer & I know another opportunity will come soon.”
And another wrote: “You’re still the best boss in the game. Yara will get her shot and then some – one day.”
As Wonder Woman remains one of the world’s most popular superheroes following the release of Wonder Woman 1984 and Zack Snyder’s upcoming Justice League recut, DC fans are hoping this isn’t the end of Yara Flor/Wonder Girl.
The Queen of the South boss later confirmed: “In a week I’m heading to New Orleans for almost a month to finish producing Queen of the South.
“I’m going to take lots of behind the scenes photos this time. Follow me on Instagram.”
Her latest update suggests filming for season five could be a wrap by the end of March, with new episodes potentially arriving by the end of summer.
In the meantime, Queen of the South enthusiasts will be sure to follow the showrunner and the series’ all-star cast for more clues to what’s next for Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga).
Queen of the South season 4 is available to stream on Netflix.
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