Supergirl is getting a series commitment from CBS.
A network that’s known for pandering to the older crowd with their crappy, low-brow sitcoms (see: The Big Bang Theory) and generic crime shows that include a gazillion CSI and NCIS spin-offs, CBS is probably the worst network for a show like Supergirl. Never thought I’d say this, but I would rather see it on The CW, which has already done a great job with Arrow and shows a lot of potential with The Flash if the pilot is anything to go by.
Supergirl is being developed by Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler, the duo behind No Ordinary Family, the superhero family drama which only lasted a single season; Berlanti is the executive producer of Arrow and The Flash. The series will center on Superman’s cousin, Kara Zor-El, the only other surviving member of Krypton who comes to Earth and assumes a human identity. At the age of 24, she decides to embrace her inner heroism and fight crime.
With CBS getting in on some of that DC/Marvel action, the superhero genre is beginning to dominate the television landscape even more.
ABC currently has Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. but we’ll see a spin-off series, the female-led Agent Carter, in 2015 when S.H.I.E.L.D. goes on hiatus.
The CW is airing the very popular Arrow and will debut The Flash in October.
FOX picked up Gotham, which will most likely spawn a spin-off series in the next two years – if it’s successful. From all the promo and marketing we’ve seen, FOX is certainly investing a lot of resources into making Gotham a hit.
Amazon is planning for a revival of The Tick.
Netflix has ordered four superhero shows, starting with Daredevil. We’ll also be seeing Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Cage.
TNT is planning a live-action Teen Titans series.
Powers, based on the comic book about two homicide detectives who deal in cases involving people with superhuman abilities, will air on the PlayStation Network and feature Sharlto Copley and Susan Heyward.
Supergirl will air sometime in 2015.
Let the dream casting commence! Hit the comments below and let us know who should play Supergirl.