Big announcement from Warner Bros. Television just in geeks, Supergirl is coming to small screen! This is the best news to round-up a very exciting week. Greg Berlanti, the mastermind behind DC’s TV adaptations, and Ali Adler (“Glee”, “Family Guy”, “Chuck”) has officially been hired to adapt the DC Comic book series for a potential TV show. Deadline reports that the potential Supergirl series will be a “new interpretation” on the character and story. Warner Bros. Television will produce the untitled Supergirl project, while Adler is responsible for penning the pilot script. He is also expected to executive produce with Berlanti.
E! News mentioned that the project is not “expected” to air on The CW like the other DC shows. The network seemingly declined to pick up the untitled project. Deadline says that the project will be pitched to other major networks in a couple of weeks. Huh, “Arrow” was initially considered a huge risk and now it’s one of the most watched comic book shows on TV. How bad can a Supergirl TV series be with a top production team standing behind the brand? Nice one CW.
Geoff Johns, who produced “Arrow” and “The Flash”, is not confirmed but he is expected to play a part in the project. DC is really starting to show some serious teeth with some super small screen adaptations. “The Flash”, “Gotham” and “Constantine” are set to kickoff, and “Arrow” is returning for its third season. Marvel is playing catch-up with Netflix as they set out to release “Daredevil”, “Jessica Jones”, “Iron Fist” and “Luke Cage” in 2015.
Unfortunately we don’t have any additional information but check in from time to time, GS will keep you posted.
Here is a bit more info for Supergirl if you are not in the know (courtesy of dccomics.com)
“Teenager Kara Zor-el was rocketed to Earth from the dying planet Krypton. Faced with an entire world completely unrecognizable from the one she grew up in, she’s the ultimate new girl in school—with a planet-splitting right hook. A lonely girl with astounding might, she struggles to find her identity on her new reluctant home.”
“As the most powerful teenager on the planet, the Girl of Steel possesses all of Superman’s powers—from superhuman strength, speed, and invulnerability all the way down to his flight and enhanced senses. Still learning to control her awesome powers and lacking her cousin’s self-restraint, she may even be more dangerous than the Man of Steel. Disconnected from a world she’s still struggling to comprehend, she’ll find non-stop action and violence from her first minute on this planet.”