A couple weeks ago, it was confirmed that a live action Supergirl television series was in development, with Arrow and The Flash‘s Greg Berlanti executive producing. Warner Bros. TV and DC Entertainment began pitching the potential show to networks this week, and it didn’t take long at all for Kara Zor-El’s latest small screen venture to find a home.
It has been announced that CBS has picked up Supergirl with a series commitment, which is said to be even larger than Fox’s commitment to Gotham. CBS closed this deal last night, one day after WB started to pitched the series to networks. It has also been affirmed that the show, which will be written by Berlanti and Ali Adler, will focus on the Kara Zor-El version of Supergirl, and it will begin with her using her powers. DC Entertainment’s Geoff Johns is also said to be “closely” involved. And contrary to prior reports, TV Line has confirmed that the potential series WILL be titled Supergirl.
We also have a logline for the show, offering interesting new plot details. “Born on the planet Krypton, Kara Zor-El escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.” Even though Superman will be headlining the DC Cinematic Universe in films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, could we also see him appear in the flesh on Supergirl?
Also interestingly, while Supergirl will not air on The CW, CBS could be the next best thing if you’re hoping to see it cross over with other DC properties. The CW, the home of Arrow and The Flash, is owned by Warner Bros. and CBS. Then there’s Greg Berlanti’s involvement with all three shows. While there are no official details suggesting it, perhaps Supergirl could be integrated into the Arrow-verse? Of course, this is only speculation, and I could be way off. Still, stay tuned for more news as we have it.
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