Birds of Prey

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Birds of Prey
Birds of Prey
Premiere October 9, 2002
Finale February 19, 2003
Creator Laeta Kalogridis
Network The WB
Style 60-minute superhero drama
Company Tollin/Robbins Productions,
Warner Bros. Television
Seasons 1
Episodes 13 + original pilot
(List of episodes)
Origin USA

Birds of Prey is a superhero drama that aired on The WB. The series, loosely based around the comic book series of the same name, focuses on the Birds of Prey, a superhero team consisting of Huntress (the daughter of Batman and Catwoman), Black Canary (a runaway with mind powers) and Oracle (formerly Barbara Gordon, AKA Batgirl). The three fight the crime of Gotham under the cover of night, saving the city from the likes of Harley Quinn, Lady Shiva and Clayface, among others.

The series debuted to high ratings, but it quickly descended into lukewarm interest after the series alienated comic book fans by changing the origins of Huntress and Black Canary. The mainstream audience's interest in the series quickly dried up as well due to complete disinterest in the characters. Another reason attributed to the show's failure was that it was so deeply placed into comic book continuity (no matter how changed it was overall) that casual viewers had a hard time following the characters and their motivations.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character
Main Cast
Ashley Scott Helena Kyle / Huntress
Dina Meyer Barbara Gordon / Batgirl / Oracle
Rachel Skarsten Dinah Redmond / Black Canary
Shemar Moore Det. Jesse Reese
Ian Abercrombie Alfred Pennyworth
Mia Sara Dr. Harleen Quinzel / Harley Quinn
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Shawn Christian Wade Brixton

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
The WB
Season One October 9, 2002 February 19, 2003 13 + 1

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Complete Series
The Complete Series July 15, 2008 4

purchase

External Sites

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