Supergirl Officially Ordered To Series By CBS


The Girl of Steel is going to be flying across our TV screens this fall on CBS.

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We pretty much knew that already, but it was made “officially official” today by CBS, with the network placing a season order for Supergirl. Greg Berlanti, one of the creators and producers of Arrow, The Flash and the upcoming spinoff from those shows, co-wrote the Supergirl pilot and is serving as one of the executive producers for that series as well. Is it too late to trademark the term “Berlantiverse?”

Melissa Benoist, whose smiling face you see above, is playing the lead role, which will focus on Kara Zor-El as a survivor of Krypton now living on Earth and just going public with her powers in her mid-20s. The supporting cast includes Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen, Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant and Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers, foster sister to Supergirl in her assumed identity of Kara Danvers.

Multiple actors have also been cast as villains or potential antagonists, such as Rory McCann as the Lumberjack, David Harewood as Hank Henshaw, Jeremy Jordan as Winslow Schott, Faran Tahir as the Commander and Owain Yeoman as the alien Vartox.

CBS execs have stated that Supergirl would also have something of a procedural element to it to fit the network’s overall branding strategy, but my guess is that the series will still have plenty of the same feel as Berlanti’s existing shows. There’s nothing wrong with that, as both Arrow and The Flash have proven extremely successful for The CW.

Will super heroics mixed with soap opera and a dash of procedural fly (no pun intended) on an older-skewing network? At least we know for sure now that we’re going to find out.

(via Screen Rant)

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