Thursday, September 4, 2014

SUPERGIRL Series in Development For Television - UPDATE: Series Title Still Not Finalized



Warner Bros. TV has joined the ranks green lighting a female-led television series. Marvel has already green lit an Agent Carter series on ABC and a Jessica Jones series for Netflix. Now, Warner Bros. is bringing Supergirl to the small screen.

Deadline reports:

"On the heels of the success of Arrow and the strong buzz for its upcoming offshoot The Flash — both co-created and executive produced by Greg Berlanti — the top producer is looking to transition another popular DC superhero character to the small screen. I’ve learned that Berlanti has teamed with Ali Adler, who worked on his ABC series No Ordinary Family, for a TV series based on Supergirl. Warner Bros. TV, which is behind all DC TV series, will produce with Berlanti’s studio-based Berlanti Prods..
UPDATE via Deadline: "I hear the project, which is still in development, will be a new interpretation of the Supergirl character and her story. Adler will write the script and will executive produce with Berlanti Prods.’ Berlanti and Sarah Schechter. DC’s Geoff Johns, who has been involved in bothArrow and The Flash, is also expected to be part of the project but it is unclear at this time what his role will be. The Supergirl show doesn’t have a name yet. I hear the producers are considering several options that need to be cleared, includingSuper and Girl. The project is expected to be taken out in a couple of weeks and pitched to the major networks the way WBTV and DC did with their high profile Batman prequel Gotham, which landed at Fox with a big commitment."

It remains to be seen if this means Supergirl now won't be in a future Warner Bros. or New Line Cinema film in the DC Cinematic Universe. Regardless, she'll likely join DC's expanding TV universe with Arrow and The Flash.



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