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Legendary Digital Media and Fullscreen have enlisted two popular YouTubers to revive the classic 1970s children’s TV series Electra Woman and Dyna Girl.
Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart are set to star in a modern reboot of the popular franchise from Sid and Marty Krofft. Helbig will star as Electra Woman and Hart will star as Dyna Girl, two superheroes who move from Akron, Ohio, to Los Angeles in the hopes of making it big in the crime-fighting world.
Electra Woman and Dyna Girl is a sci-fi series that aired a single season in 1976 as part of The Krofft Supershow. WB commissioned a pilot of a revival in 2001 that never made it to series.
This version of Electra Woman and Dyna Girl will be executive produced by the Kroffts. Fullscreen will debut and distribute the series in the United States and Legendary Television Distribution will oversee global distribution.
Chris Marrs Piliero, known for directing music videos for artists including Ariana Grande and The Black Keys, will direct the series. Helbig, Hart and their managers Ken Treusch and Sarah Weichel, respectively, will serve as executive producers. The project is produced by Tim Carter and Tomas Harlan under their Contradiction Films banner, which recently produced Dead Rising: Watchtower 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,” 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.”
Added Fullscreen CEO George Strompolos: “This is basically our plot to break the Internet in 2015. As we continue to expand our premium content strategy, we’re extremely proud to collaborate with such great partners and can’t wait to bring this amazing concept to fans everywhere.”
Helbig is also currently prepping a late-night talk show on E!, which will premiere in April. Hart, meanwhile, recently released her first book, My Drunk Kitchen: A Guide to Eating, Drinking, and Going with Your Gut.
The project is currently filming. A release date has not yet been announced.
Helbig is repped by WME and Bleecker Street Entertainment. Hart is repped by UTA and Weichel.
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