YouTube personalities, actresses, authors and all-around renaissance women Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart have a new line to add to their resumes: superheroes. The pair teamed with Legendary Digital Media and Fullscreen to reboot Sid & Marty Krofft’s ’70s classic, Electra Woman and Dyna Girl for the modern day.
“Grace put it really well. She said it’s like Gilmore Girls meets Marvel,” Hart told Entertainment Weekly during an interview at Comic-Con over the weekend.
On the show, which will debut later this year, Electra Woman (Helbig) and Dyna Girl (Hart) move from Akron, Ohio to Los Angeles with the goal of making names for themselves in the crime fighting world. The only problem? Competition from scores of other superheroes and their own self interests.
“We wanted to make sure there was a balance between the relationship of the friendship and the spectacle of the action and fighting sequences, so there’s something for everyone,” Helbig said.
Fans know Helbig and Hart because of their popularity on YouTube and other media platforms, but Electra Woman and Dyna Girl offers viewers the chance to see them do something new: act.
“Acting is a real thing,” Hart joked in the interview, before adding that they had an acting coach on set.
“We wanted the characters, obviously, to be infused with our own perspectives on the world, and personalities,” Helbig told EW. “But we wanted them to feel like real, true characters. It’s not a biography of ourselves.”
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