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

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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.

ON PRIOR KNOWLEDGE OF THE CHARACTERS AND TV SERIES 

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.

ON BRINGING BACK THE BIRDS OF PREY TO TV

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

SHAWNA: We would love the opportunity to do that.

ON WRITING THE COMIC BOOK WITH THE PLAN TO BRING THEM TO TV ONE DAY FOR THE CW

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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