There was a lot of speculation last week regarding a rumor claiming that a live-action Supergirl television series was being shopped around by DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. The rumor had since been confirmed by Arrow and The Flash executive producer Greg Berlanti, who has been working on bringing the show to cable with Ali Adler. Today it has been announced that CBS has ordered a full season of the new series.
According to Deadline, the description of the series is as follows:
“Born on the planet Krypton, Kara Zor-El escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s 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.”
With the bold mention of him in the series description, there was some rumblings around the internet that Superman may play a role in the show, that said, I don’t think that will be the case; I don’t believe it would be wise to have Superman, who already had a decade long run on television and is currently in the midst of the DC Cinematic Universe, completely eclipse Kara/Supergirl on her own show. A name drop here or there would be fine, but, for now, DC should look to keep the big three, Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman, away from their television universe.
With their commitment to Supergirl, CBS now joins all of the other major cable networks (FOX, NBC, ABC — and you can throw in CW as well) with at least one show in the superhero genre.
Across the comic book world spectrum it has been reported that DC’s rival, Marvel, has decided on a release date for their upcoming film, Doctor Strange. While the titular character has yet to be cast, although all signs seem to be pointing towards Joaquin Phoenix, the film, itself, is set to be released on July 8, 2016. Filming is reported to begin in May of 2015.