Oh my! Move aside, Superman, because Supergirl is the next DC hero to head from the pages of a comic book to the TV.
CBS has placed a series order for Supergirl, which the cousin of Superman as she’s finally beginning to use her powers at age 24. Nevermind that if at 24 years old, that would actually make her a woman and not actually a “girl” per se.
The hour-long drama centres on Kara Zor-El, Superman’s cousin, who was born on the planet Krypton and escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she has been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.
Supergirl the TV series will come to us from Berlanti Productions (both Arrow and The Flash on The CW) in association with Warner Bros. Television. Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler (Chuck, No Ordinary Family) will serve as writers, while also serving as EPs alongside Sarah Schechter.
There’s no word on when the series is expected to hit the air or who will be cast to play Kara Zol-El aka Supergirl yet, but Deadline reports that the show appears to have received an even bigger commitment from CBS than Gotham did from Fox, which suggests that the network has a lot of faith in it. So, Fox has Gotham, NBC has Constantine, and ABC has Agents of SHIELD, and now CBS will have its very own CBS superhero TV series too! Cray cray.
While we patiently wait for more details on Supergirl, let’s not forget that Gotham will be premiering in Malaysia on Thursday, 25th September @ 9pm – just 3 days after US world premiere – exclusively on WarnerTV HD (HyppTV Channel 613) and also the HyppTV Everywhere mobile app!