“Supergirl” Lands on CBS
Another superhero drama has just gotten the green light for an entire series. A pilot based on DC’s “Supergirl” was already in the works, however, what was missing was a network where it would air. However, Deadline has just reported that the “Supergirl” project has been given a series commitment by a major television network. Read on to learn more about this story.
Deadline reports that suprisingly, among all the television networks, CBS — the network responsible for shows such as “The Good Wife,” “CSI,” “NCIS,” “Hawaii Five-0” and “Blue Bloods” — will be joining the superhero trend. This network has placed a series commitment for a “Supergirl” television series, which will be an hour-long drama. This is the first time that CBS has handled a superhero television show. Prior to this, the networks that currently have superhero projects include The CW (“Arrow”, “The Flash”), FOX (“Gotham”), NBC (“Constantine”), ABC (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Agent Carter”) and Netflix (“Daredevil”). However, as “Supergirl” features a female as the lead character of the show, it may fit into its theme, as lately some of their shows, such as “The Good Wife” and the new series “Madam Secretary” both feature strong female leads.
According to Deadline, the series will center on Kara Zor-El, Superman’s cousin, who managed to escape the destruction of Krypton. On Earth, she tried to hide her powers — powers that are similar to Superman’s. However, at the age of 24, she decides to stop hiding her powers and to use them to become the superhero she was destined to be.
The series will be written and executive produced by Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler. It will also be produced by Sarah Schechter, and Geoff Johns, DC Entertainment’s chief creative officer.
And that’s the latest update on the upcoming television series “Supergirl,” which will be airing on CBS. For more news and updates on “Supergirl” and other television shows, keep following Movie News Guide (MNG).
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