Fans celebrate Dinah Laurel Lance’s birthday with a Twitter trend

Fans of the heroic Black Canary, otherwise known as Dinah Laurel Lance, celebrate the sonic singer with #BlackCanaryHBOSeries.

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The demand for a “Birds of Prey” spin-off series starring Jurnee Smollett as Dinah Laurel Lance / Black Canary contends a Twitter trend on the characters fictional birthday.

Jurnee Diana Smollett is a 34-year-old American actress who took on the mantle of the second Black Canary based in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU).

Black Canary is the name of two superheroes appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics – Dinah Drake and Dinah Laurel Lance, Smollett plays the latter.

#BlackCanaryHBOSeries was trending in the United States on Saturday, April 10. The hashtag was originally commissioned earlier this month, or late March following the release of “Zack Snyder’s Justice League.”

Jurnee Diana Smollett as Black Canary in “Birds of Prey” (2020). All photos are courtesy of DC Entertainment

The hashtag called for an HBO Max original series starring Smollett as the titular role. In the DCEU, Dinah Lance, also known by her alias Black Canary, is the former resident chanteuse at the Black Mask Club and personal chauffeur for Gotham City crime lord Roman Sionis. She is also a powerful metahuman, inheriting her distinct sonic scream ability from her late mother. 

After becoming disillusioned with Sionis due to his cruelty towards others, she eventually fought back against him with the assistance of Harley Quinn, Huntress, and GCPD detective Renee Montoya in order to protect Cassandra Cain when the latter stole the Bertinelli Diamond from him. 

Once Sionis was killed in their final confrontation, she, alongside Huntress and Montoya, formed the vigilante team named the Birds of Prey to fight crime more effectively together.

Lois Lane

Lois Lane is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter at the Daily Planet. The daughter of General Sam Lane, she grew up learning hand-to-hand combat and survival techniques. After being hired by Perry White at the Daily Planet, Lois coined the name "Superman" and, because of incisive reporting on the Super Hero's incredible adventures, her career is forever linked to the Man of Steel. She remains one of Superman's strongest allies.

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