There’s Going to Be a Supergirl Show!

Supergirl comic cover

This is surprising but exciting news. I guess superheroes are still a hot trend.

According to, CBS has committed to a Supergirl series produced by Greg Berlanti, who’s also been responsible for Arrow and The Flash. Ali Adler will write the pilot; she previously worked on No Ordinary Family and The New Normal.

Supergirl comic cover

The title character will be Superman’s cousin, and unlike the long-running Smallville, she’ll have and use superpowers for heroing. “Also closely involved in the development of the project has been DC Entertainment’s chief creative officer Geoff Johns,” of course.

CBS was the only network without a superhero series — Fox has the hotly anticipated Gotham, the CW hosts Arrow, The Flash, and iZombie, ABC runs Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and NBC is launching Constantine. Warner Bros. TV, which produces all these shows (except for the Disney/ABC/Marvel one), is doing very well on the small screen.

Supergirl is the fourth female-led hero series announced; in addition to iZombie and Agent Carter, Netflix is working on a Jessica Jones series as part of their Marvel character programming. CBS traditionally has older-skewing shows, so it’ll be interesting to see how an action series centered on a young woman does for them. Let’s hope they ditch both the belly-baring crop-top costume and the “look at my crotch” current redesign for something more timeless.


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