In the summer of 2002, viewing audiences were teased by images of a seductive and feline woman prowling the dark alleys of a crime-riddled city of grime and dinginess. Accompanied by text offering the woman as the daughter of two legends, wondering what would have happened if the crimefighter and the criminal shared a secret? These commercials were the beginning taste of what would become a popular cult show in the fall on The WB - Birds of Prey
. In the dark and dangerous world of New Gotham City, three women come together to discover their destiny, united by justice and their bond as friends and a make-shift family. Fans fell in love with the trials and tribulations that Oracle, Huntress and Dinah faced together and watched religiously until late November, at which point the network announced that the show was going to be cancelled. Doomed to a dark future, even the most valiant efforts by fans have proven unable to ressurrect the series... thus far.
With an organized campaign that involved spreading the word about the show, sending a tremendous number of comic books to The WB to get them to take notice of its huge fanbase and targeting viewers to increase ratings, the devotees of Birds of Prey
- affectionately known as BoP - proved their unending support for the series. For better or worse, the fans have shown they will stick together. For the Birds of Prey
, there is always another battle just around the corner... and like those who haunt the nights of New Gotham to fight for what is right, we will not rest until we have won.