Julie and Shawna Benson Interested in Bringing Birds of Prey Back to Television


Batgirl and the Birds of Prey has recently their first story arc in DC Comics and writer’s Julie and Shawna Benson, the writer’s of the current incarnation of the characters of Batgirl, The Huntress and Black Canary, were interviewed by Hitfix.

They discuss what they love about the characters and if they would be interested in bringing Birds of Prey back on television, as they are the current writers on The CW series The 100, which would be cool since there has been interest from Ashley Scott to return to the role of The Huntress.


Really, really familiar. We had read the Gail Simone run, obviously. We had read the Chuck Dixon run. We had read The New 52. We were up to date on the Birds. Luckily, we were recently reading the Grayson comic that had Huntress in it. We were reading the Batgirl run. It was great to have those team-ups and then go in and pitch the next arc.

SHAWNA BENSON: I was also familiar with the old show from the early 2000s, The Birds of Prey.

JULIE: RIP, TV show.


JULIE: That’s what I’m saying, let’s do it. (laughter)

SHAWNA: We would love the opportunity to do that.


JULIE: That would be great to use these as a template. Wouldn’t that be amazing?

To read the full interview head over to HitFix.com.

Eric Curto

Eric Curto

My name is Eric and I am loving this current comic book boom, I was around for the first one with Superman: The Movie, Supergirl(being the first female and crossover film) and Batman and have been enjoying the resurgence since Blade. Can't express how much I cannot wait for WB & DC to take back the film universe but until than I love the TV shows we have gotten. I only started reading comics about 10 years ago but am connected more to DC over Marvel or any other major company. If you wanna chat feel free to contact me
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    I hope this show does come back in a reboot . We have the Actors already to go They Just Need a Great Writing Team and People who know the Comics . And just not make it up as they go along.

  • … Que tapa na cara, principalmente após o fracasso do ESQUADRÃO SUICIDA, com aquela pseudo Arlequina que não passa de uma boneca de sexo vazia, uma lolita sem grandeza e força de personagem nenhum. Agora, será uma pena que a maravilhosa ARLEQUINA com A maiúsculo de MIA SARA, que está no mesmo nível ou até maior considerando que o personagem em BIRDS OF PREY realmente nasceu com a força que deve ter, não deverá ser interpretado por ela novamente, devido a idade. Que tapa na cara, de todos principalmente os que usaram o argumento patético, que o criador da personagem, achou a ARLEQUINA patética de Esquadrão Suicida a “melhor versão que ele viu”. E agora vemos que ser criador de algo, não confere nenhum tipo de primazia para determinar algo. MIA SARA e sua ARLEQUINA de BIRDS OF PREY o arquétipo definitivo e mais forte do personagem, com uma ressalva, o personagem tem tanta força, que vi uma cena no youtube de um episódio piloto, onde outra atriz interpreta a ARLEQUINA, e apesar de ser apenas um vislumbre, se perceber claramente a mesma força do personagem, a loucura, psicopatia, e o vazio misturado com destruição, e isso porque foi interpretado por outra atriz e com um biótipo totalmente diferente da atriz MIA SARA, e ainda assim, se perceber o mesmo quê familiar da ARLEQUINA de BIRDS OF PREY em ambas.

    … What a slap in the face, especially after the failure of SQUADRON SUICIDAL with that pseudo Harley Quinn is no more than an empty sex doll, a lolita without grandeur and character strength no. Now, it’s a shame that the wonderful Harley Quinn with a capital of MIA SARA, which is at the same level or even higher considering that the character in BIRDS OF PREY actually born with the force should be, should not be interpreted by it again, because the age. That slap in the face of all especially those who used the pathetic argument that the creator of the character, found the pathetic Arlequina of Suicide Squad “best version he saw.” And now we see to be the creator of something, does not give any priority to determine something. MIA SARA and its Arlequina of BIRDS OF PREY the ultimate archetype and stronger character, with a caveat, the character is so powerful, I saw a scene on youtube of a pilot episode where another actress plays Harley Quinn, and despite being just a glimpse, clearly perceive the same strength of character, madness, psychopathy, and emptiness mixed with destruction, and that because it was played by another actress and a totally different biotypes of actress MIA SARA, and yet perceive the same family of what Arlequina of BIRDS oF PREY both.
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