SUPERGIRL TV SHOW LEAPS TO SERIES IN A SINGLE BOUND AT CBS – WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

By Andrew Wheeler

Last week there was talk that a Supergirl TV show was in development from Arrow and Flash executive producer Greg Berlanti. This week CBS has jumped straight to a series order for the show, meaning Supergirl is just about guaranteed to make it to air (or else the network pay a hefty kill fee) — and we can all start wildly speculating about who they’ll cast as the lead and which version of the character will make it to the screen.

Supergirl joins a couple of other recent announcements of DC-Comics-to-TV adaptations that could reach our screens around this time next year. Cable network TNT is working on a Titans show, focused on the character of Dick Grayson/Nightwing, and Fox is in development on a Lucifer show based on the character from Neil Gaiman’s Vertigo series The Sandman.

Greg Berlanti and former Chuck and Glee writer/producer Ali Adler will serve as showrunners on Supergirl, which was also developed by comics writer and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, and Variety describes the show as being about 24-year-old Kryptonian Kara Zor-El living on Earth and deciding to embrace her superpowers to become a hero like her famous cousin. Whether that’s an actual description of the show or just something Variety cobbled together from Wikipedia remains to be seen.

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