07.25.133:38 PM ET

‘Burka Avenger’ Coming to TV

Pakistani cartoon’s main character is a female teacher fighting thugs.

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s … Burka Avenger?! The Pakistani cartoon's main character is a teacher with secret ninja-like powers, fighting thugs who try to shut down her school. The show, which is the first animated series produced in Pakistan, is set to air in August. Even though it hits a little too close to home for some, creator and well-known pop star Aaron Haroon Rashid said it’s all for fun—but every episode centers around a moral lesson and stresses the importance of education for girls. Rashid said he chose a burka only because it gives a local flair to the show. “She is using the burka to hide her identity like other superheroes,” said Rashid. “Since she is a woman, we could have dressed her up like Catwoman or Wonder Woman, but that probably wouldn’t have worked in Pakistan.”