From an interview today at Newsarama
Birds of Prey gets what the new writer is calling an "exciting new direction" with "big stories."
The Birds have had a really tough go so far in the New 52 with betrayal and death dragging behind them and more mission failures so far than successes. I’m not turning away from that, quite the opposite. The team is going to need to face their fears head-on, and we’ll see how they change on the other side. I don’t want to get any more specific than that right now. Suffice to say there are choppy waters ahead.
The Daughters of the Dawn are a brand new threat that ties into some unexpected past elements. They’re maneuvering in the background and when they make their presence felt in the series it’ll get people’s blood pumping. Can’t say too much beyond that right now.
Dinah’s going to try stepping into a stronger leadership role, but with all of the difficulties she’s been facing that’s not going to be easy. Even still, one of Dinah’s most enduring traits is that she never gives up, so expect the stories ahead to really test that.Batgirl
Barbara’s been splitting her time between solo adventures and her time with the Birds, but she needs to decide how much she can dedicate to the team and what that means to her. She wanted to prove she could be a crime fighter again, and she’s done that, so now she has to figure out where she’s meant to be.Strix:
Mary is an incredibly deadly assassin with the moral and mental understanding of a relatively young girl. She was indoctrinated and abused by the Court of Owls and those wounds don’t just vanish just because she’s with a better group of people. She needs an emotional anchor and the Birds may grow to become that.Starling
Ev was revealed as a double agent for Amanda Waller (who runs the Suicide Squad) in Birds of Prey #0 and that’s definitely going to cause problems as the story continues. Starling’s the kind of person who thinks she’s too smart and too quick to ever be pinned down, and that over confidence is going to cost her.