Legendary Digital Media and Fullscreen have picked up an adaptation of ’70s classic “Electra Woman and Dyna Girl” from Contradiction Films — the production team behind Machinima’s “Mortal Kombat: Legacy” and Crackle’s (and Legendary’s) “Dead Rising: Watchtower” — with Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart attached to star.
The classic series created by Old Hollywood producers Sid & Marty Krofft originally premiered in 1976 and accumulated quite a cult following for the time. The Krofft duo are set to executive produce, alongside Helbig, Hart, and their respective managers Ken Treusch and Sarah Weicher. Fullscreen will retain domestic distribution rights while Legendary Digital will oversee global distribution opportunities.
“Electra Woman and Dyna Girl” follows two superheroes as they move from Akron to Los Angeles in hopes of making it big in the crime fighting world, only to find competition with other vigilantes and infighting amongst themselves.
In many ways it’s a series logline that closely parallels the lives of two YouTube stars trying to make it in Big Hollywood, but given Helbig and Hart’s existing on-camera and IRL chemistry, along with their deep reach to a youth demographic, the series could definitely have some nice legs.
“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 Greg Siegel, Legendary Digital Media’s SVP of development and production, in a statement. “I look forward to seeing how Grace and Hannah bring these caped crusaders back to life.”
The reboot of the cult classic TV series will be directed by Chris Marrs Piliero, an award-winning director of music videos for top artists including Ariana Grande, Ke$ha, and The Black Keys.