GREG BERLANTI’S SUPERGIRL GETS MORE TV MILEAGE; BUT WILL THE SUPERHERO MEGA-PRODUCER FINALLY HAVE THAT BARRY-KARA CROSSOVER?
Greg Berlanti knows how to weave his superhero magic.
“Supergirl” his most recent DC enterprise is the latest case in point of his television prowess as CBS gave the superhero drama series more mileage by adding up seven episodes for its debut season, as reported by Comic Book Resources.
The network’s banking on “Supergirl” is a rewarding go-ahead for Berlanti as the tv adaptation which premiered late last October now holds 11.24 million viewership. “Supergirl,” which has now blown up to 20 episodes, is also on a neck and neck race with NBC’s “Blindspot” (another series ran by Berlanti) as both shows have become the most-watched fall debuts for this season. “Supergirl,” however, took a delayed appearance on the small screen taking into consideration that Berlanti’s project necessitates a much more complicated approach to special effects.
CBS began to revolutionize their tv roll-call as “Supergirl” was their first undertaking into the current trend of comic-book superheroes invading the small screen.
The 43-year-old showrunner is also showing no signs of slowing down for next year as he will prove more than to be a workhorse with six shows under his wing.
Berlanti was quoted on The Hollywood Reporter saying: “It’s definitely a steep learning curve for us all, trying to figure out how to manage and do it. But those growth periods are really nice.”
He added that he is all grateful for each and everyone who has been on his side with his vision.
“I’d be crazy if I didn’t say everybody at the company feels so lucky right now that we’re getting to work with all these amazing people, from actors to crews to the writers.”
Besides the aforementioned “Supergirl” and “Blindspot,” Berlanti also spearheaded The CW’s “Arrow” and “The Flash” series and its upcoming offshoot DC’s “Legends of Tomorrow.” Another NBC series on its second season, “The Mysteries of Laura,” is also under his supervision.
With all these up on the air, will the workaholic producer finally give his audience a chance to see an Arrow/Supergirl crossover despite both shows aired on different networks?
The answer is maybe “Yes!”, according to Zap 2 It, an insider implied after Thanksgiving that this could all happen this coming May during the sweeps week. Let’s all keep our fingers cross for the Scarlett Speedster to visit National City anytime soon.
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