Supergirl TV Series Soars to CBS

Supergirl TV Series Soars to CBS

Supergirl

CBS joins the superhero game, ordering a full TV series starring DC Comics' Supergirl.

Just two weeks after the reported development of a Supergirl TV series, CBS has announced today that it has given commitment to the series. The series will be helmed by executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash), Ali Adler (Glee, No Ordinary Family), and Sarah Schecter (Pan).

Berlanti is no stranger to bringing comic characters, particularly DC Comic characters, to the screen. After co-writing and co-producing 2011'sGreen Lantern feature film, Berlanti went on to co-write and co-produce the WB's hit Arrow series based on DC's Green Arrow comic, as well the show's upcoming spinoff, starring DC's Fastest Man Alive, The Flash.

The new show will center on Kara Zor-El, who first appeared in comics back in 1959's Action Comics #252. The origin of Supergirl has changed substantially over the years, though most of the main points have remained constant. Kara, like her cousin Superman, managed to escape the destruction of the planet Krypton and found her way to Earth, though various circumstances (depending on which version you read) caused her to arrive years after Superman. Emulating her famous cousin, Kara establishes her own superhero identity, while trying to balance a "normal" life.

With today's announcement, all five of the major networks are now bringing comic books to television in some form or another. CBS will have Supergirl. ABC will be airing a second season of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and premiering the Agent Carter spinoff. NBC is bringing DC's Constantine to the small screen. Fox will focus on the early days of the Batman universe with Gotham. And finally, CW will have the third season of Arrow, as well as the premiere of The Flash.

If that's not enough comic book action to keep you glued to your set, though, there are still plenty of other projects waiting in the wings. CW is wrapping development of an iZombie series, based on the DC Vertigo book of the same name. Fox has just ordered a pilot based on the Vertigo Lucifer comic. TNT recently ordered a pilot based on DC's Titans comic. Meanwhile, over on the Marvel side of things, Netflix has just started filming the first of its five series deal with Marvel, which will see Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Jessica Jones getting their own individual shows before teaming the characters up for a Defenders miniseries. Finally, Sony is getting into the mix with its Powers live action series, based on the Brian Michael Bendis/Michael Avon Oeming comic and scheduled to air on PlayStation consoles via PSN before the end of the year.

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Any word on if this will fit into the Arrow/Flash continuity? I think it'd be a pretty great reversal if the first Kryptonian hero in this universe was Supergirl.

No word yet. It's doubtful, since they will be airing on different networks ... though it's not impossible by any means. It HAS happened before where shows airing on different networks have crossed over. Right now, I think it's more of a wait and see approach.

I'll keep this on the radar. Have no interest in Flash due to reasons, but I am looking forward to Gotham.

You're move, Marvel.

WldCard:
No word yet. It's doubtful, since they will be airing on different networks ... though it's not impossible by any means. It HAS happened before where shows airing on different networks have crossed over. Right now, I think it's more of a wait and see approach.

I hope it just means they're going for a non-CW tone (Whatever that is. Less gratuitous ab shots?) for the show. Greg Berlanti runs all of them, and CBS owns about 50% of the CW. Maybe this allows them to do their own thing, story-wise and tone-wise, while still allowing for the occasional crossover and whatnot.

And like Smallville before it, it will be 10 years before she flies.

Not anticipating a lot of action in Season 1 (if it lasts the full run), the Kryptonians are a super powered bunch, and those level of effects are expensive.

Meanwhile CW's Amazon: *cricket sound*
As much as I love Supergirl, I'm not gonna keep up hope until I see everything planned out, safe and secured, as in casting, release date, yada yada.

Superman cameos hopefully

Risingblade:
Superman cameos hopefully

Yeah... Let's avoid repeating Birds of Prey's mistake there and let the show focus on the star rather than constantly tease brief glimpses of the big name guy.

Anyways, I would be fully on board with this fitting in the Arrow/Flash thing, as that's been of more interest to me than the movies they're planning.

Also it would be nice to see another major continuity be formalized besides the movies and the animated stuff.

CBS... so somehow they are going to turn it into a procedural.

Ew... someone give her some food. That's got to be the grossest depiction of her stomach I've ever seen.

That aside, the quality of superhero cartoons has really improved. This could be pretty good.

 

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