UPDATE: Following the publication of this story, Arrow and The Flash show creator, Greg Berlanti confirmed that, yes, he is developing a television series centered on Supergirl. Not only that, but some speculation that The CW rejected the series is also false, and that the show may be picked up by the network if they approve of it. This means that there is a definite possibility that Supergirl may eventually share a universe with the television incarnations of Oliver Queen and Barry Allen!
Original story follows:
A slew of reports have surfaced suggesting that Warner Bros. and DC have set their sights on another superhero to adapt to the small screen. A series centering on Kara Zor-El, a.k.a. Supergirl, is said to be being shopped around by credible Hollywood source, Deadline, who has clarified some of the erroneous reporting to confirm that the show is the latest project from Arrow and The Flash show developer, Greg Berlanti.
Warner Bros. nor DC have currently issued a statement on a Supergirl TV series, though the volume of news, along with Deadline having decisive info on the story, make it unlikely that it’s a complete lie. Of course, the show may never get off the ground, with DC apparently shopping it to any television networks, not simply Warner Bros.’ part-owned subsidiary, The CW, which hosts Arrow and will host The Flash, two shows operating in a shared universe.
The process of DC shopping around a show concept is how FOX ended up with promising Batman prequel series, Gotham, set to begin airing later this month. A Supergirl show, if it’s picked up successfully, will help to provide a female-driven show in what’s normally still a male-dominated medium. Previous attempts to make shows about DC heroines like Wonder Woman and Raven have unfortunately stalled, with Marvel also being criticized recently for their lack of female-driven media. Marvel hopes to remedy this with their upcoming miniseries, Agent Carter, and next year’s Netflix series, Jessica Jones, with a solo movie centering on popular S.H.I.E.L.D. character, Black Widow also heavily rumoured to be in the works.
Would you like to see a TV series about Supergirl, even if it’s potentially unlikely to share the universe of Arrow and The Flash? Do you think a Supergirl show could effectively separate itself from the several Superman-themed shows that have aired and wrapped already? Do you think that DC and/or Marvel needs to make more female-driven media? As usual, your comments are welcome below.
Eggplante will continue to fly you any news on DC’s television projects.