A Marvel’s Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur animated series has been officially ordered at Disney Channel. The news was announced at the D23 expo.
The project, produced by Laurence Fishburne, has been in development since early last year at Disney, but it was unknown which network would potentially place the show.
Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur follows the adventures of nine-year-old super-genius Lunella Lafayette, an African-American girl who is an inhuman. She teams up with her crimson-colored dinosaur and uses her smarts to save the day. Since the comic’s inception in 2016, the character has been uber popular. Storyline-wise, in the comics, she’s had plotlines crossing with RiRi Williams (the black teen who takes over for Tony Stark as Ironheart) and the X-Men.
The official description for the series says that it “follows the adventures of 13-year-old super-genius Lunella Lafayette and her ten-ton T-Rex, Devil Dinosaur. After Lunella accidentally brings Devil Dinosaur into present-day New York City via a time vortex, the duo works together to protect the city’s Lower East Side from danger.”
“As an avid comic book fan, I am thrilled to be involved with Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur. Disney Channel is the perfect platform to explore this pint-sized female African American superhero, and I can’t wait for their audience to enjoy the lighthearted adventures of Lunella and Devil Dinosaur,” said Fishburne.
Meredith Roberts, senior vice president, Animation Strategy, Disney Channels said, “Disney TV Animation is thrilled to collaborate with renowned producers Laurence, Helen and Steve and the talented Marvel Animation team to bring this modern-day roller-skating, gadget-wielding tween superhero and her larger-than-life partner to Disney Channel.”
Cort Lane, senior vice president, Marvel Animation & Family Entertainment said, “Lunella doesn’t know she is the smartest person on the planet, but audiences will soon know how very cool Moon Girl is. Her adventures with giant buddy, Devil Dinosaur, are filled with so much wonder and joy, and this historic partnership with Disney Television Animation and Cinema Gypsy Productions proved the right formula to bring them to television.”
Marsai Martin, Fishburne’s black-ish co-star, has long lobbied for the role of Moon Girl.