It seems that every time you turn around, there’s a new superhero project in the works. Whether it is the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the DC Cinematic Universe, or even the various television shows, everyone seems to be jumping on the superhero band wagon. Well, add the short lived 70s series ‘Electro Woman and Dyna Girl’ to that list.
The announcement was made by Legendary Digital Media and Fullscreen and stated that YouTube sensations Grace Helbig from “It’s Grace’ and Hannah Hart from ‘My Drunk Kitchen’ (which is a must watch on YouTube!) will be starring in the production as Electro Woman and Dyna Girl respectively. The series will have the two superheroines move from Ohio to Los Angeles in the hopes of making it big in the superhero world. The reboot will be executive produced by the Krofft brothers with Fullscreen to oversee US distribution and Legendary to oversee the show’s distribution globally. Chris Marrs Piliero, best known for winning the 2010 TV Video Music Award for Breakthrough Video for his work on the music video ‘Tighten Up’ by The Black Keys, will be directing.
According to the Greg Siegel, Senior VP of Development and Production with Legendary Digital Media:
“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. 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.”
Along with ‘Sigmund and the Sea Monsters,’ ‘Electro Woman and Dyna Girl’ was a creation from the iconic Sid and Marty Krofft brothers, only this show was part of a Saturday morning series titled ‘The Krofft Supershow’ which was in essence, a series of shows within a show. Kids of the 70s may remember the other series featured on ‘The Krofft Supershow’ such as ‘Wonderbug,’ ‘Mr. Shrinker’ and ‘The Lost Saucer.’ The series starred Diedre Hall (yes, that Diedre Hall who stars in the soap opera ‘Days of our Lives’) as Electo Woman and Judy Strangis as Dyna Girl and was a very campy female take of the 1966 ‘Batman’ series.
In 2001, Warner Bros gave a pilot order to remake the series with Electo Woman (played by Markie Post) now 25 years older and retired since the end of the original 70s show. This time, however, she is an embittered disillusioned alcoholic whose husband left her for the original Dyna Girl. Electro Woman is given a chance of redemption by a fan whom she once saved and who now becomes the new Dyna Girl. While the show never made it to series, the pilot is still available to watch.
It’s very likely this reboot of ‘Electro Woman and Dyna Girl’ will fare better than the Warner Bros version as Helbig and Hart have a combined total of 10 million followers and subscribers on their social media platforms. These two ladies are very talented and fun to watch so I’m excited to see what becomes of this project.
The show is currently filming but so far no word on where ‘Electro Woman and Dyna Girl’ will air or when.